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EDUCATION, STATE AND MARKET: ANATOMY OF NEOLIBERAL IMPACT

A new book edited by Ravi Kumar

Aakar Books

See: http://aakarbooks.com/content/education-state-and-market-anatomy-neoliberal-impact-0

 

 

Praise for the volume:

‘The book presents a set of papers that illuminate in profound ways how the wide-angle historical frames provided by Marxist analysis facilitate our understanding of the details embedded in national and more local educational contexts. Neoliberalism attacks human dignity. The consequences of social, economic, and educational policies that exacerbate inequality, magnify exploitation, and undermine personal and social freedoms are clearly analyzed by each of the contributors. The circumstances are dire and readers will most certainly be outraged as they learn how neoliberal policies and practices reduce the process of education to a commodity and teachers and learners to elements in formula for the relentless production of profit. This volume presents a clear and compelling analysis of how neoliberal thought and practice has transformed education at the policy level in India and in the process distorted the official aims of education as well as social relations among teachers and learners. Most importantly, however, these chapters provide insights into how we might channel our rage against neoliberal capitalist mechanisms into the creation of new visions of resistance to educational practices that privilege profits over people.’

- E. Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia

 

‘Editor Ravi Kumar has assembled the finest scholarship to investigate key questions in regard to the relationship of the development of modern capitalism, its connections to empire, the role of the state, and the resulting impact on education. The essays within go to the core: what is valued as “knowledge” now? Who shall schools serve? Indeed: Why have school? The critical reader will find new questions, and profound answers.’

- Rich Gibson, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University, USA

 

Ravi Kumar teaches at the Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi.

Editor, South Asia, The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Blog: Reflections

http://southasianuniversity.academia.edu/RaviKumar

www.teachersolidarity.com

Recent book: Education, State and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact

Forthcoming: Social Movements: Transformative Shifts and Turning Points

 

Contents

Acknowledgement 

1.  Education, State, and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact: An Introduction
Ravi Kumar

2.  Changing Discourses on Inequality and Disparity: From Welfare State to Neoliberal Capitalism
Vikas Gupta

3.  The Story of Dismantling of Higher Education in India: The Unfolding Crisis
G. Haragopal

4.  Commoditizing Higher Education: The Assault of Neoliberal Barbarism
Madhu Prasad

5.  Caught between ‘Neglect’ and a Private ‘Makeover’: Government Schools in Delhi
Radhika Menon

6.  The Language Question: The Battle to Take Back the Imagination
Harjinder Singh ‘Laltu’

7.  Constitution of Language: Neoliberal Practices in Multi-lingual India
Samir Karmakar

8.  A Relevant Economics for India: Dark Past, Bleak Future
Rajesh Bhattacharya

9.  Mapping the Changes in Legal Education in India
Srinivas Burra

10.  Countering Neoliberal Conception of Knowledge, Building Emancipatory Discourse: A Historical Overview of Phule-Ambedkar’s Critique and Gandhian Nai Taleem
Anil Sadgopal

11.  A Dialogue for Mass Movement for Democratic Education System
D. Ramesh Patnaik

12.  Afterword: Narratives of Resistance: The Case of Struggle for a Common School System in Tamil Nadu
Prince Gajendra Babu

 

Notes on Contributors

Index

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ARUMARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD)

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

Wednesday 21 May 2014,

3pm – 6pm, Room: Saw 005

Education, Marxism and Society

Update: 7th April 2014

3pm

Welcome by Dave Hill and Alpesh Maisuria

 

3.05pm

Deirdre O’Neill (InsideFilm.org)

Film, Prisons, Social Class and Radical Pedagogy: A Marxist Analysis

 

4.05pm

Glenn Rikowski (Visiting Scholar, Anglia Ruskin University)

Crisis and Education

 

5.05

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, India)

Marxism and Education: An Indian Perspective

 

6.05

Social event

 

In association with Anglia Ruskin University Department of Education Research Seminars

Full address: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford: Bishop Hall Lane, CM1 1SQ.

A map can be found here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home.html

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

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OUR BOOKS & PAMPHLETS

 

Details on the book and pamphlets of Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski

 

 

Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rikowski, G. (2011) Marksist Eğitim Kurami ve Radikal Pedagoji (in Turkish), Radical Marxist Educational Theory and Pedagogy, Istanbul: Kalkedon.

http://kitap.radikal.com.tr/Kitap/marksist-egitim-kurami-ve-radikal-pedagoji-315503

http://opac.sdu.edu.tr/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=80972&shelfbrowse_itemnumber=122503

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Marksist-Egitim-Kurami-Radikal-Pedagoji/dp/6055679795

 

 

Green, A., Rikowski, G. & Raduntz, H. (eds.) 2007 Renewing Dialogues in Marxism and Education: Openings, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Palgrave Macmillan: http://us.macmillan.com/renewingdialoguesinmarxismandeducation/AnthonyGreen

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Renewing-Dialogues-Marxism-Education-Openings/dp/1403974969

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Academia: http://www.academia.edu/6445282/Renewing_Dialogues_in_Marxism_and_Education_Openings

 

 

McLaren, P., Rikowski, G., Cole, M. & Hill, D. (2006) Kızıl Tebeşir (Eğitim Söyleşileri) (in Turkish), Red Chalk: Education Talks, Trans. Ozge Yilmaz, Istanbul: Kalkedon,

http://www.nadirkitap.com/kizil-tebesir-egitim-soylesileri-peter-mclaren-glenn-rikowski-kitap1890417.html

http://www.alternatifegitimdernegi.org.tr/content/view/214/121/

http://www.idefix.com/kitap/kizil-tebesir-glenn-rikowski/tanim.asp?sid=DBSFUC3KLT1TW4Y9I5RW

 

 

Hill, D., McLaren, P., Cole, M. & Rikowski, G. (eds.) (2002) Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Publisher (Lexington Books): https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739103456

Amazon.com (paperback): http://www.amazon.com/Marxism-Against-Postmodernism-Educational-Theory/dp/0739103466/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395595651&sr=1-1

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Google Books: http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Marxism_Against_Postmodernism_in_Educati.html?id=nK_UST5ng6gC&redir_esc=y

 

 

Rikowski, G. (2001) The Battle in Seattle: Its Significance for Education, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press: http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/seattle.html

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-Battle-Seattle-Significance-Education/dp/1872767370

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Institute for Education Policy Studies: http://www.ieps.org.uk/hillcolepubs.php

 

 

Cole, M., Hill, D., Rikowski, G. & McLaren P. (2001) Red Chalk: On Schooling, Capitalism & Politics, with Foreword by Paula Allman, Brighton: The Institute for Education Policy Studies.

Online version: http://www.ieps.org.uk/PDFs/redchalk.pdf

The Institue for Education Policy Studies : http://www.ieps.org.uk/redchalk.php

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Chalk-Schooling-Capitalism-Politics/dp/0952204215

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Chalk-Schooling-Capitalism-Politics/dp/0952204215

 

 

Hill, D., McLaren, P., Cole, M. & Rikowski, G. (eds.) (1999) Postmodernism in Educational Theory: Education and the Politics of Human Resistance, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press: http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/postmodernism.html

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Postmodernism-Educational-Theory-Education-Resistance/dp/1872767818

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Academia: http://www.academia.edu/6323135/Postmodernism_in_Educational_Theory_Education_and_the_Politics_of_Human_Resistance

 

 

Allen, M., Benn, C., Chitty, C., Cole, M., Hatcher, R., Hirtt, N. & Rikowski, G. (1999) Business, Business, Business: New Labour’s Education Policy, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press (purchasing): http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/buy.html

Tufnell Press (outline): http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/hillpubs.html

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Business-Labours-Education-Policy-Hillcole/dp/1872767915

 

 

The Hillcole Group (including Glenn Rikowski) (1997) Rethinking Education and Democracy: A socialist alternative for the twenty first century, London: Tufnell Press.

Tufnell Press: http://www.tpress.free-online.co.uk/rethink.pdf

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rethinking-Education-Democracy-Alternative-Twenty-first/dp/1872767451

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AbeBooks.com: http://www.abebooks.com/Rethinking-Education-Democracy-Socialist-Alternative-Twenty-first/2685579713/bd

 

 

Papers and Articles by Glenn Rikowski can be viewed at Academia: http://www.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

 

 

 

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rikowski, R. (Ed.) (2010) Digitisation Perspectives, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Sense Publishers: https://www.sensepublishers.com/media/263-digitisation-perspectives.pdf

Springer: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-6091-299-3

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digitisation-Perspectives-Ruth-Rikowski/dp/9460912974

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Rikowski, R. (Ed.) (2007) Knowledge Management: Social, Cultural and Theoretical Perspectives, Oxford: Chandos Publishing.

Elsevier: http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?locale=en_US&isbn=9781843341390

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Knowledge-Management-Theoretical-Perspectives-Practical/dp/1843341395

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Knowledge-Management-Cultural-Theoretical-Perspectives/dp/1843341395

 

 

Rikowski, R. (2005) Globalisation, Information and Libraries: The implications of the World Trade Organisation’s GATS and TRIPS Agreements, Oxford:  Chandos Publishing.

Elsevier: https://www.elsevier.com/books/globalisation-information-and-libraries/rikowski/978-1-84334-084-3

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Globalisation-Information-Libraries-Implications-Organisations/dp/1843340844

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ICCE IV

ICCE IV

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION 2014 WEBSITE

The ICCE 2o14 now has its own website: http://www.eled.auth.gr/icce2014/

IV International Conference on Critical Education

The outbreak of the economic, social, and political crisis is affecting education at a global scale. The crisis, in tandem with the dominant neoliberal and neoconservative politics that are implemented and promoted internationally as the only solution, redefine the sociopolitical and ideological role of education. Public education is shrinking. It loses its status as a social right. It is projected as a mere commodity for sale while it becomes less democratic and critical.

Understanding the causes of the crisis, the special forms it takes in different countries and the multiple ways in which it influences education, constitutes important questions for all those who do not limit their perspectives to the horizon of neoconservative, neoliberal and technocratic dogmas. Moreover, the critical education movement has the responsibility to rethink its views and practices in light of the crisis as well as the paths that this crisis opens for challenging and overthrowing capitalist domination worldwide.

The International Conference on Critical Education, which was held in Athens in 2011 and 2012 and Ankara in 2013, provides a platform for scholars, educators, activists and others interested in the subject to come together and engage in a free, democratic and productive dialogue. At a time of crisis when public education is under siege by neoliberalism and neoconservatism, we invite you to submit a proposal and to attend the IV International Conference on Critical Education to reflect on the theory and practice of critical education and to contribute to the field.

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Marxism and Education

Marxism and Education

EDUCATION, MARXISM AND SOCIETY

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD)

In association with Anglia Ruskin University Department of Education Research Seminars

An afternoon Seminar 4pm-6.30pm

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Anglia Ruskin University

Chelmsford Campus

CM1 1SQ

Room: SAWYERS 005

Deirdre O’Neill (InsideFilm.org/) Film, Prisons, Social Class  and Radical Pedagogy: A Marxist Analysis

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, New Delhi, India; Editor: Radical Notes) Marxism and Education: An Indian Perspective

Discussants: Gurnam Singh (Coventry University), Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London) and Dave Hill (AngliaRuskinUniversity)

Organised by Alpesh Maisuria

Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202497469816639/

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Edited Collection by Dave Hill

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

 

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Dave Hill

Dave Hill

IMMISERATION, CAPITALISM AND EDUCATION: AUSTERITY, RESISTANCE AND REVOLT – A NEW EDITED COLLECTION BY DAVE HILL

Immiseration, Capitalism and Education: Austerity, Resistance and Revolt

Edited by Dave Hill

Institute for Education Policy Studies

Brighton

http://www.ieps.org.uk

2013

ISBN: 978-0-9522042-3-7

This is an important and astonishing book. It is a Marxist book. It systematically charts and critiques the havoc being wreaked by neoliberal and neoconservative Capitalism on society, on schooling/ schools and on higher education, across five countries: the USA, England, Turkey, Ireland and Greece. Following a theoretical chapter on Immiseration Capitalism, the first part of the book examines in detail the destructiveness and degradation effected by national and transnational Capital within these five societies, and the privatising, marketising, commodifying, degrading and impoverishing impacts within these five countries’ broader society, within/on the schooling system and within / on higher education.

Very importantly, the book goes beyond critique, beyond deconstruction, beyond anger and analysis. In Part Two of the book, leading Marxist analysts and activists from these five countries examine the Resistance to neoliberalising/neoconservatising policy and practice. In each case writers answer the question: What is the ‘Resistance’? Where is the Resistance? How is it Organised? How Successful is it? What are the Barriers to its Effectiveness? How can it be Developed to be more Effective?

In the Third and Final section, writers look to past and contemporary successful examples of Socialist Education, in the former Soviet bloc, and in Latin America, Venezuela. Again, writers, while noting the varied successes of such socialist or Marxist education, always remain critical- and self-critical.

The Conclusion, building on the critique within, summarises, and looks to the future, in terms of building the disparate resistance within schooling, higher education, communities and within the national societies- learning internationally. This book, written by noted and leading Marxist authors and activists, is an important contribution to Marxist education and broader theory- but also a spur to revolutionary anti-capitalist praxis-in education and beyond.

CONTENTS

Introduction: Dave Hill

PART 1: Austerity Capitalism, Immiseration and Education

1. Immiseration Capitalism Curry Malott, Dave Hill & Grant Banfield

2. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Greece Panagiotis Sotiris

3. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Ireland Martin Power, Micheal O’Flynn, Aline Courtois & Margaret Kennedy

4. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Britain Dave Hill, Christine Lewis, Alpesh Maisuria & Patrick Yarker

5. Austerity Capitalism and Education in Turkey Fevziye Sayilan & Nuray Turkmen

6. Austerity Capitalism and Education in the USA Curry Malott & Faith Agostinone-Wilson

PART 2: Activism within/ against Immiseration Capitalism

7. Resistance in Greece Leonidas Vatikiotis and Maria Nikolakaki

8. Resistance in Ireland Micheal O’Flynn, Martin Power, Conor McCabe & Henry Silke

9. Resistance in Britain Joyce Canaan, Dave Hill, & Alpesh Maisuria

10. Resistance in Turkey Kemal İnal & H. Tuğba Öztürk

11. Resistance in the USA Curry Malott & Faith Agostinone-Wilson

PART 3: Peripheries

12. Immiseration Capitalism or Twenty-First century Socialism? Mike Cole & Peter McLaren

13. A view from the post-socialist ‘new periphery’ Bill Templer

14. Conclusion: Capitalism, Resistance and Dave Hill, Bill Templer, Panagiotis Sotiris,

What is to be Done? Grant Banfield & Faith Agostinone-Wilson

 

Price £22 inc post and packaging

Available from: http://www.ieps.org.uk/subscriptionsandpurchasing

Dave Hill is a Marxist academic and political and educational activist. He has fought ten elections in England at local, national and European levels, been an elected trade union regional leader and, when the Labour Party was left-wing, was a Labour Group (Council) Leader. In terms of Direct Action, he has recently been tear-gassed while on anti-government demonstrations in Athens and Ankara and is an activist in TUSC (the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) and in Left Unity.  He co-founded the Hillcole Group of Radical left Educators in 1989 and chaired it until 2001, founded the Institute for Education Policy Studies (www.ieps.org.uk) in 1989 and set up the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (www.jceps.com) in 2003. Since then, it, a free online peer-reviewed journal, has been downloaded a million times- free of charge. The journal went into print production in 2012 (available for purchase). He is Research Professor of Education at Anglia Ruskin University, England, and Visiting Professor of Critical Policy and Equality Studies at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Visiting Professor of Education at  the Universities of Middlesex, London, England, and Athens, Greece.

Dave Hill Book

 

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Glenn Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski

CRISIS AND EDUCATION

Glenn Rikowski 

Anglia Ruskin University

Department of Education

Chelmsford Site

Bishops Hall Lane

Chelmsford, Essex

CM1 1SQ

2013-2014 Joint Research Meetings: Critical Education and Justice (CEJ) and Early Childhood Research Group (ECRG)

ALL WELCOME

OPEN INVITATION

Weds 12 March 2014

CEJ led Research Seminar

4.30-6.30

Room: SAW 005

Dr. Glenn Rikowski will speak on Crisis and Education

Rikowski is an independent education researcher based in London. Until 31st October 2013, he was a Senior Lecturer in Education Studies in the School of Education at the University of Northampton. A number of his papers can be found online at Academia: https://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

For further information: paulette.luff@anglia.ac.uk or dave.hill@anglia.ac.uk

Travelling to the Chelmsford Campus:  http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/your_university/anglia_ruskin_campuses/chelmsford/find_chelm.html

ARU

Chelmsford Campus Map:

 

 

 

 

 

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Crisis

Crisis

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Education System

Education System

CAPITALIST MARKETS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Capitalist Markets in Higher Education: Utopias or Possibilities

Date – Wednesday, 16 April 2014: 14.00-16.00

Venue – University of Bath, Bath, UK

Network – South West Regional Network

 

Speaker: Professor Simon Marginson, Institute of Education

For more than two decades, governments around the world, led by the English-speaking polities, have moved higher education systems closer to the forms of textbook economic markets. Reforms include corporatisation, competitive funding, student charges, output formats and performance reporting. But, no country has established a bona fide economic market in the first-degree education of domestic students. No research university is driven by shareholders, profit, market share, allocative efficiency or the commodity form. There is commercial tuition only in parts of vocational training and international education. At the most, there are regulated quasi-markets, as in post-Browne UK. This differs from the experience of privatisation and commercialisation of transport, communications broadcasting and health insurance in many nations. The article argues that bona fide market reform in higher education is constrained by intrinsic limits specific to the sector (public goods, status competition), and political factors associated with those limits. This suggests that market reform is utopian, and the abstract ideal is sustained for exogenous policy reasons (e.g. fiscal reduction, state control, ordering of contents). But, if capitalist markets are clearly unachievable, a more authentic modernisation agenda is needed.

BIOGRAPHY

Simon worked as a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne in Australia prior to starting at the Institute of Education in October 2013. His research and scholarship draw broadly on the social sciences and political philosophy, and are focused primarily on higher education policy, systems and institutions. Most of his projects are in comparative and international higher education. In the last decade he has conducted extended inquiries into higher education and globalization, and higher education and research in East Asia. His current research includes a comparative project on the role of higher education in constructing public good, which examines the intersection between on one hand state traditions and political cultures, on the other hand educational practices. In 2014 Simon will deliver the biannual Clark Kerr lectures on higher education in the University of California system. He is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education.

Too book a place please email Rajani Naidoo at R.Naidoo@bath.ac.uk

 

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Glenn Rikowski (2010)

Glenn Rikowski (2010)

GLENN RIKOWSKI PAPERS @ ACADEMIA

From the first week in February 2014, I started to put up my papers at Academia. This will be a slow process, no doubt (as I don’t find it very easy to use), but in time I aim to have most of my online papers on this mainstream site.

My full CV is also there, and will be updated as and when changes occur.

Glenn Rikowski at Academia: https://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

Robin Small

Robin Small

NEOLIBERALISM AND EDUCATION WORKSHOP

BISA IPEG/BLT Workshop and Film Screening: Education Meets Neoliberalism and the Political Economy of Precarity

Location: University of Middlesex (MDX), Hendon. Town Hall, Committee Room 3
Date and time: 14 February, 2014, 10.30 – 19.00

Co-sponsors: BISA-International Political Economy Group (IPEG, Convenor Phoebe Moore) and BISA- Learning and Teaching Working Group (BLT, Convenor Steven Curtis, London Metropolitan University, Higher Education Academy)

Local organisers: Phoebe Moore (MDX Law), Elizabeth Cotton (MDX Business), Merilin Nurmsalu (MDX Law)

All welcome. Please email Merilin Nurmsalu merilin.nurmsalu@gmail.com with interest in attending for catering purposes.

Website: http://www.bisa-ipeg.org/uncategorized/education-meets-neoliberalism-and-the-political-economy-of-precarity/

This workshop will critically examine the political economy of current changes in education policy in the United Kingdom and internationally as it has impacted and impacts marginalized groups as well as educators. Discussions will touch on the political economy of precarity and ask difficult questions about the flexilisation of the labour market and how it is reflected in every level of education from early schooling to adult, community, higher and trade union education and training. Participants will look at changes to education in all levels of education from secondary to University, adult, community and trade union education including the depoliticisation of pedagogies and curricula. Further challenges are brought about through introduction of new technologies including distance learning, online administration and new performance indicators, all of which we will argue can be appropriated for critical use.

The changing role of educators will be assessed as we look at critical pedagogies, the seen purpose for private involvement in education and the concept of ‘employability’, internships and possibilities for critique and intervention. In that light we invite educators, public intellectuals and trade unionists who look at the need for specific absences to be revisited. This also includes critical investigations around the understanding of the dangers of precarity for mental health, the costs of precarity for educators and students, political trade union education and the waning of working class and disability representation in recent education policy as well as the classroom.

This event is intentionally set to run the day after a very important event on similar themes run by Maureen Spencer, Heather Clay and Alan Durant entitled  ‘The state, the university and liberal education: a complex relationship between piper and tune’ on Hendon campus on 13th February. Please email Christiana Rose for more details about this c.rose@mdx.ac.uk .

14th February programme
10 – 10.30 Coffee/tea, registration

10.30 – 11.30 Plenary speaker: Matthew Watson University of Warwick, ‘Taking the Classroom into the Community’ 
Chair: Phoebe Moore

11.30 – 12.30 Plenary speaker: Mike Neary University of Lincoln, ‘Pedagogy of Excess: an alternative political economy for student life’
Chair: Steven Curtis

12.30 – 1.15 Lunch. Over lunch, Steven Curtis, Politics and Economics Lead for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) will take the opportunity to chat to participants about the support that the HEA offers university educators.

1.15 – 3.15 The Future of Trade Union Education (Workshop one)
Plenary speaker: Jo Cain, Head of Education for Unison, on the future of trade union education: perspectives from Unison
Chair: Elizabeth Cotton
Participants: Ian Manborde, Elizabeth Cotton, Martin Upchurch, Education for Action (Phoebe Moore, Kirsten Forkert, Miguel Martinez Lucio), Industrial Officer PCS, NUT, organiser for domestic workers

3.15 – 5.15 Community Education and beyond (Workshop two)
Plenary speaker: Joyce Canaan, Birmingham Radical Education (BRE(A)D) on critical thinking and practice and countering capitalist ‘realisms’
Chair: Steven Curtis
Participants: Annabel Kiernan, Dave Hill, Johnna Montgomerie, People’s Political Economy (Laura Hill and Sarah Kunz)

5.15 – 7.00  Film screening We will screen, and Director Luke Fowler will lead a discussion about his incredible 61 minute film ‘The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott’ which is a beautiful documentary about the Marxist historian Edward Palmer (E. P.) Thompson, who was employed by the Workers’ Education Association (WEA) from 1946, aged 24, to teach adults in the industrial towns of the West Riding. These WEA classes were open to people for whom university education was not previously available. 
See: http://lux.org.uk/collection/works/poor-stockinger-luddite-cropper-and-deluded-followers-joanna-southcott

 

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES – BOOK LAUNCH

Karl Marx, The Revolutionary as Educator

By Robin Small

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, CASS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

STRATFORD CAMPUS

Wednesday 29th January 5.30 – 7 Room 2.04

Convened by Tony Green and Alpesh Maisuria

In Springer series on Key Thinkers in Education

·         Presents new scholarship on Karl Marx’s educational ideas, drawing on original sources

·         Brings Marx’s educational ideas to life by setting them in their biographical and historical context

·         Demonstrates Marx’s relevance to the educational issues of the twenty-first century

This book is an introduction to Karl Marx as a radical educational thinker. Marx’s own schooling and education are examined to show his interest in educational issues was informed by his own experience. Educational themes in Marx’s thinking are identified, including the role of education in capitalist society, the contribution of education to human development and the character of education in a future society. These are placed in a historical setting by the author and related to public debates over educational policy.

Throughout his career, Marx identified education as key to the prospects of the working class. The story of this engagement adds a new dimension to the picture of his work as a philosopher, political economist and socialist revolutionary. The aspects of education that concerned Marx matched prominent features of his theoretical and political activity, and educational themes provided him with a critical application for many of his most important ideas.

The author explores Marx’ work on the British factory school system, his use of evidence from the reports of school inspectors, and the contemporary movement that led to the establishment of modern systems of public schooling. The final chapter relates Marx’s thinking to questions about the place of education in today’s society, showing how relevant it is for the twenty-first century.

ROBIN SMALL is Professor of Philosophy of Education at Auckland University and author of Marx and Education, as well as books on Nietzsche and phenomenology.

Karl Marx, The Revolutionary as Educator is published by Springer in softcover and as an eBook from springer.com/shop

At Springer: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-007-7656-2

At Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Karl-Marx-Revolutionary-SpringerBriefs-Education/dp/940077656X/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390560088&sr=1-9

At Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Karl-Marx-Revolutionary-SpringerBriefs-Education/dp/940077656X/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390560198&sr=1-7

ALL WELCOME (no RSVP needed)

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Robin Small

Robin Small

Henry Giroux

Henry Giroux

CRITICAL PEDAGOGIES AND PHILOSOPHIES OF EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Liverpool Hope University

Dates of Event: 12th June 2014 – 13th June 2014

Last Booking Date for this Event: 30th April 2014

 

Description

Conference includes, refreshments, two lunches and conference dinner, no drinks are included.

If you require accommodation, you can add this further along with your booking.

Conveners: Alex Guilherme, David Lewin, Morgan White and David Lundie

Keynote Speakers:

Paul Smeyers (University of Leuven)

Gert Biesta (University of Luxembourg)

John Holmwood (University of Nottingham)

Craig Calhoun (LondonSchool of Economics)

From the first moment of life, men ought to begin learning to deserve to live; and, as at the instant of birth we partake of the rights of citizenship, that instant ought to be the beginning of the exercise of our duty. If there are laws for the age of maturity, there ought to be laws for infancy, teaching obedience to others: and as the reason of each man is not left to be the sole arbiter of his duties, government ought the less indiscriminately to abandon to the intelligence and prejudices of fathers the education of their children, as that education is of still greater importance to the State than to the fathers: for, according to the course of nature, the death of the father often deprives him of the final fruits of education; but his country sooner or later perceives its effects. Families dissolve but the State remains. (Rousseau, A Discourse on Political Economy, 1755: 148-9)

More Information

Critical pedagogy and Philosophies of Education can be traced as far back as to the time of Plato and Socrates. These two Greek philosophers recognised the importance of dialogue for human interaction and for education. In the Republic, Socrates challenged his student, Plato, to think critically about educational, social and philosophical issues, and advocates overtly, through the figure of philosopher-kings, that philosophers are a ‘special kind’ for their capacity to critically analyse issues. It is arguable Rousseau’s Emile is, after Plato’s Republic, the next most influential text on education if we follow a historical timeline. In this work, Rousseau deals with the relationship between individual and society, and how the individual might retain its original innate goodness while being part of a corrupting community – which are views he already expressed in the Social Contract.

This tradition of critical thinkers in education remains strong and influential, and has in the likes of Paulo Freire and John Dewey two of its most important proponents and educationists of the 20th century. Michael Apple and Henry Giroux are, perhaps, the most recent proponents of this school of thought. That said, is there a lack of attention being paid by governments and the wider society to the thought of dominant thinkers on the relations between the individual and state, and its implications for education?

Registration: https://store.hope.ac.uk/myaccount/?modid=2&compid=1

Website: http://store.hope.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=69&prodid=90

 

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