On a white curriculum words/phrases

What we’re not trying to say is stop reading Shakespeare or stop reading any of those people, obviously keep reading them but the idea that somehow that their contribution is more important than or should be studied to the exclusion of works from other parts of the world and from non-white people that’s where theContinue reading “On a white curriculum words/phrases”

Phrases ‘Interview about how the concept of race developed’ with Subhadra Das

Interview about how the concept of race developed – YouTube The idea that you can read a person… Read a person- the idea that you can tell something about someone without having any meaningful interaction with them. You can tell something about them by looking at them. He talks about them crying like a child, and hisContinue reading “Phrases ‘Interview about how the concept of race developed’ with Subhadra Das”

Phrases interview COVID and the vaccine

I don’t have much experience of explaining science to the lay public.  Lay public-in this case individuals who don’t have an academic background in the medical sciences. …. this last year has been a massive learning curve for me! Learning curve-in this situation it relates to the need to learn a lot in a shortContinue reading “Phrases interview COVID and the vaccine”

Phrases from Aspierations interview

We think there might be some latitude there to allow Aspierations to come into companies and do some really exciting work with them. Latitude-in this case greater freedom of choice. I think there is going to be a new halfway house, which actually could be quite attractive to Autistic folk, who can dip in andContinue reading “Phrases from Aspierations interview”

Interview COVID and the vaccine (level B2/C1)

Thanks to Ben Johnson again for giving his time to be interviewed. The purpose of this interview is to help people from a non-scientific background understand COVID. I have a scientific background; however, I don’t have much experience of explaining science to the lay public. This last year or so has been an education (NotContinue reading “Interview COVID and the vaccine (level B2/C1)”

Aspierations part 2 Interview with Gabriel Herman (level B1)

What do you think about something less formal e.g., something that was paid for just a few months? Its better than nothing. You and I know that but at what cost to somebody’s mental health?  When we organised mock job interviews in Bristol and Bath we needed  to stress that they weren’t going to leadContinue reading “Aspierations part 2 Interview with Gabriel Herman (level B1)”

Aspireations interview with Gabriel Herman part 1 (level B1)

With thanks to Gabriel Herman for agreeing to be interviewed. Could you give me a general overview of what Aspierations does? Aspiration’s’ task is to help people with high functioning Autism or Aspergers syndrome get on the path to an aspirational career. Could you give a general overview of how Aspierations help people into employment?Continue reading “Aspireations interview with Gabriel Herman part 1 (level B1)”

France COVID interview (level A2)

How did the country you are residing in handled COVID? Do you mean the government or the people? Both. Did people generally take COVID seriously? Did they abide by the regulations?Generally speaking, I would say Yes because it was such an unusual event that people hadn’t predicted. So, I’d say during the first lockdown thatContinue reading “France COVID interview (level A2)”

A resident from Brazil discusses COVID (level B2)

How do you feel the country you are residing in handled COVID?I feel that COVID came up in a terrible moment for the country because, even before the pandemic, we were coping with political and economic problems. Ideological views surpassed rational decisions, allowing fake news to spread out of control.Since the beginning of the outbreak,Continue reading “A resident from Brazil discusses COVID (level B2)”

Autism and employment, strategies aren’t working (level C2)

I trashed my GCSEs. I had spent my teenage years having problems sleeping, which led to periods of psychosis. My sleep deprivation was caused by anxiety, which was partly a product of difficulty fitting in at school. None of the teachers picked up on the problems I was having, even in the last year whenContinue reading “Autism and employment, strategies aren’t working (level C2)”