Red Plagues, Dust Storms and Death to Utopia by Peter Shukie

The following chapter has been kindly allowed for distribution by Trentham Press.  It appears in Caliban’s Dance, an exciting book of chapters written by Educators and Administrators from Further Education and Higher Education.  You can order a copy of the book from

My chapter outlines some of the background experiences that lead to choices made later, as educator.  The summary I would give is that our lives are the resource we draw on, knowledge is grown and forms over a life, not discovered in whole form.

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