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Brian Simon

BRIAN SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2012

You are warmly invited to the

BRIAN SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2012

Education as Reconstruction: Another Way of Looking at Primary Education
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, University of London
Saturday 24th November 2012, 2.15 pm – 4.00 pm
FREE ADMISSION (no pre-registration, just turn up on the day)

Michael Armstrong was one of the co-authors of Children, Their World, Their Education, the final report of the The Cambridge Primary Review, and in particular of the chapters on the values and aims of primary education. In his lecture Michael will argue that the apparently triumphant standards agenda fails to recognise or to promote children’s distinctive powers of thought and action and is a betrayal of their intellectual needs and interests. He calls for a radically alternative approach to primary education, founded on the centrality of the imagination and he demonstrates the creativity that lies at the heart of learning by means of an extended example of one six-year-old child’s entry into the world of literature.

Michael began his long teaching career at Wandsworth Comprehensive School, London, in 1959. From 1964 to 1970 he was a research officer, first at the Institute of Community Studies, where he worked with Michael Young, with whom he wrote New Look at Comprehensive Schools (1964), and later at the Nuffield Foundation Resources for Learning Project, directed by Tim McMullen. He returned to the classroom in 1970 as a teacher at the radical Leicestershire Upper School, Countesthorpe College. In 1976 he left Countesthorpe in order to carry out research and to teach at Sherard Primary School in Melton Mowbray. During this time he wrote his first book, Closely Observed Children: the diary of a primary classroom. In 1981 he became headteacher of Harwell Primary School in Oxfordshire, where he remained until his retirement in 1999. Since 1986 he has also taught each summer on the MA summer programme of the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA, as a visiting Professor of English. Since his retirement from Harwell in 1999 he has continued to write, lecture and carry out research into children’s learning, both in England and in the USA where he still teaches every summer. His second book, Children Writing Stories was published in 2006 and a collection of essays entitled What Children Know: essays on children’s literary and visual art, came out in 2011. Michael joined the Editorial Board of FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education (www.wwwords.co.uk/FORUM) in 1964 and has been Chairperson of the Editorial Board since 1994.

 

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Education

UNIVERSAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND GENERAL STUDIES

August 2012 Issue

Universal Journal of Education and General Studies (ISSN: 2277-0984)

http://universalresearchjournals.org/ujegs

Introducing: Universal Journal of Education and General Studies (UJEGS)

Dear Colleague

I am pleased to announce to you that the August  issue of Universal Journal of Education and General Studies is out. You can view it at: http://www.universalresearchjournals.org/ujegs/cont/August.htm

Kindly support this journal by submitting your manuscripts to us. Watch out for our September Issue that will be out soon.

The Universal Journal of Education and General Studies (UJEGS) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that will be published monthly by Transnational Research Journals (http://universalresearchjournals.org/ujegs). UJEGS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Editors and Reviewers
UJEGS is seeking qualified and high profile researchers to join its editorial team as editors, associate-editors or reviewers. Kindly send your resume to: ujegs@universalresearchjournals.org

Call for Research Papers
UJEGS will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

* Original articles in basic and applied research

* Case studies

* Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays
We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to: ujegs@universalresearchjournals.org for publication. Our aim is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within three weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Guide to authors and other details are available on our website: http://universalresearchjournals.org/ujegs/guide.htm

UJEGS IS AN OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. UJEGS is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

Warm regards
Kobiruo Godswill
Editorial Assistant,
Universal Journal of Education and General Studies (ISSN:2277-0984)
E-mail: ujegs@universalresearchjournals.org
http://universalresearchjournals.org

 

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Aesthetics

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences

http://www.interesjournals.org/IRJASS

International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (IRJASS)

The International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (IRJASS) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that is published monthly by International Research Journals (http://www.interesjournals.org/IRJASS/Contents/2012%20Content/September.htm). IRJASS is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Editors and Reviewers

IRJASS is seeking energetic, qualified and high profile researchers to join its editorial team as editors, sub-editors or reviewers. Kindly send your resume to: irjass@interesjournals.org

Call for Research Articles

IRJASS will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

* Original articles in basic and applied research
* Case studies
* Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to: irjass@interesjournals.org for publication. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Guide to authors and other details are available on our website:

http://www.interesjournals.org/IRJASS/Contents/2012%20Content/September.htm

IRJASS IS AN OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. IRJASS is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

Best regards
Tega Dafinone
Editorial Assistant, International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (IRJASS)
E-mail: irjass@interesjournals.org
http://www.interesjournals.org/IRJASS

 

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Andrew Stables

BE(COM)ING HUMAN: SEMIOSIS AND THE MYTH OF REASON

Andrew Stables

University of Bath, UK

Educational theory is necessarily concerned with what it means to become human, ‘becoming’ implying a process of growth and change. In general, philosophy of education has tended to view childhood (defined as the period during which one is being educated) as preparation for a settled period as adult citizen, during which one’s human nature is given its full expression. Traditionally, then, first we become human, then we are (fully) human.

However, when we speak of ourselves as human, we do so in these two senses: as a present species marker, and as a regulative ideal. Most literature focuses on the former sense; the present argument will focus on the latter. What, therefore, should be the grounds for a theory of the individual in society and the world that can best underpin approaches to social policy and education on the assumption that the human animal is always aspiring to fully human status that can never be attained? Central to the argument are the acknowledgement of the human as an open system and the concomitant acceptance of overlapping phenomenal worlds, whereby experience is shared but never exactly duplicated between sentient beings.

Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practice Volume 56

ISBN 978-94-6091-996-1 hardback USD99/EUR90

ISBN 978-94-6091-995-4 paperback USD49/EUR45

July 2012, 156 pages

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