Drs. Amoriza Gunnink

M.Ed., Ph.D. (In progress)

Education Diplomat, Curricular Specialist & Entrepreneur

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am an education diplomat, educator, entrepreneur and musician with a passion and specialty in the arts and aesthetic education in the early years. Through my professional, community, political and media involvements, I have been an advocate for children's holistic development. 


Currently, my interests are focused on public policy as it relates to the enhancement of the quality of the early care and education sector, social entrepreneurship and education diplomacy.   


Thoughts expressed on this site are my own. 

November 14, 2017

In Alberta, the introduction of Bill 24 has ensured even the least politically attached to join in the public policy mayhem surrounding outing children. School boards are grappling with the far-reaching consequences impacting student life, meanwhile the government and...

November 4, 2017

Stewardship for sustainability and the equitable distribution of resources are social justice imperatives in our world marked by economic, environmental and geopolitical instability in the 21st century. Weak global growth and uncertainty are forwarding policy challenge...

May 4, 2017

"Transformation of the social order begins with an act of imagination that elevates a startling dream of change above the intimidating presence of things as they are. Further, if such dreams are passionate and clear, and if they can call a great many people into their...

April 6, 2017

It’s time Canada got serious about child care.  In the past, Canada ranked low in government spending. Moreover, it fails to attain benchmark indicators in provision of quality and access in early learning and care. Indeed, the standards even vary from province to prov...

February 1, 2017

Young (1998) contends, “Education is always… a set of cultural choices, some conscious and some unconscious…” (p. 12). The most salient question I wrestle with relates to the form curriculum and pedagogy must take in our education system to produce a just and equitable...

December 3, 2016

Government spending in education is an investment in human capital resulting in increased productivity and innovation. This invariably stimulates and promotes economic growth (Woessman et al., 2003). Yet, government spending in education does not necessarily result in...

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