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Education Crisis

FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION: VOLUME 54 NUMBER 3 (2012)

Just published online at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/54/issue54_3.asp

[Printed copies will be posted mid-December]

FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 54 Number 3  2012     ISSN 0963-8253

Michael Fielding. Editorial OPEN ACCESS

Peter Moss. Readiness, Partnership, a Meeting Place? Some Thoughts on the Possible Relationship between Early Childhood and Compulsory School Education

Robin Alexander. Neither National Nor a Curriculum?

Colin Richards. Omnishambles: reactions to the second year of Coalition education policies

Jon Berry. Teachers’ Professional Autonomy in England: are neo-liberal approaches incontestable?

Ron Glatter. Towards Whole System Improvement

John Morgan. The Political Economies of Radical Education

Bernard Barker. Grammar Schools: brief flowering of social mobility?

Jane Martin. London’s Jewish Communities and State Education

Catherine Burke. The Decorated School: past potency and present patronage

 

REVIEW SYMPOSIUM
Creating Learning Without Limits (Mandy Swann, Alison Peacock, Susan Hart & Mary Jane Drummond), introduced by Clyde Chitty, reviewed by Tony Booth and Colin Richards

BOOK REVIEWS

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: how testing and choice are undermining education (Diane Ravitch), reviewed by Clyde Chitty
Changing Schools: alternative ways to make a world of difference (Terry Wrigley, Pat Thomson & Bob Lingard, Eds), reviewed by Michael Fielding

 

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION Subscription to the three printed 2012 issues (including online access to all available past issues) is available to private individuals at a cost of US$70.00 (approximately £44.00). If you wish to subscribe you may do so immediately at www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribeFORUM.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (campus-wide access) If you are working within an institution that maintains a library, please urge your Librarian to take out a Library subscription so we can provide full access throughout your institution. Detailed information for libraries can be found at http://www.symposium-books.co.uk/downloads/SYM-BOOKS-Rate-List-2012.pdf

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Clyde Chitty, 19 Beaconsfield Road, Bickley, BromleyBR1 2BL, United Kingdom (clydechitty379@btinternet.com).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the journal articles on the website, please contact the publishers at info@symposium-books.co.uk

 

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

 

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

Plebs League

AFTER ‘PLEBGATE’ AND THE RUSKIN COLLEGE ARCHIVES SHREDDING: CAN WE REBUILD THE ‘PLEBS’ TRADITION?

Independent Working-Class Education Network Day School

Date/Time:

Date(s) – 24/11/2012
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
Northern College

Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, UK

With Colin Waugh and Keith Venables of the Independent Working-Class Education Network

Contributors:

Martin Bashforth:

‘Can family history be radical history?’

Dave Berry:

‘Learning in unions’

Alex Gordon, ex-President RMT:

‘RMT’s continuation of the IWCE tradition today’

Hilda Kean, formerly dean, RuskinCollege:

‘Whose archives? Whose history?’ Lessons of the destruction at Ruskin College, Oxford

Edd Mustill:

‘How pre-WW1 socialist groups educated their members’

Alan Roe, regional manager Unionlearn, Yorks & Humber:

‘Narrowing participation for the many: where next?

Colin Waugh:

‘Should we be trying to build ‘popular universities’?’

(The IWCE Network aims to: offer a diverse range of education materials and approaches for T.U. and other working-class and progressive movement groups; respect the role of the working class in making history and the future.)

Plebgate

Entry: £12 (including lunch)

Details at: http://iwceducation.c.uk

Booking, please contact: venables_keith@yahoo.co.uk

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

Heathwood Press: http://www.heathwoodpress.com 

The Plebs League

INDEPENDENT WORKING CLASS EDUCATION

The Independent Working Class Education Project aims to learn the lessons of history to inform current class struggle.

Inspired by the Ruskin Students strike of 1909, we organise open informed discussions and look at how interesting presentations can be used in a variety of circumstances.

We offer materials and contacts and always try to operate in a non-sectarian way; we are not committed to any particular political current.

 

IWCE Project hopes to:

* Respect the role of the working class in making history, and in making the future 

* Seek to offer a diverse range of education materials and approaches for trade union and other working class and progressive movement groups.

 

IWCE is at: http://iwceducation.co.uk/

The Plebs League

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

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Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

 

ERIC HOBSBAWM (1917-2012) – A TRIBUTE

Readers may well have registered the death of the historian Eric Hobsbawn earlier this year. Some colleagues from Sussex and Brighton universities, and from Kings College, have organised a tribute event for this December (Saturday 8th) to celebrate and commemorate his work.

Details are copied below. Please print and display as appropriate, bring to the notice of interested students, and forward to any relevant academic or other lists.

The event is free to staff and students, and to residents of Brighton and elsewhere, but you are encouraged to book a place by e-mail in advance to prevent disappointment (e-mail  T.Hickey@brighton.ac.uk).

Tom Hickey and Gill Scott

School of Humanities, University of Brighton

 

Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) – A Tribute

Saturday 8th December

University of Brighton

10-11 Pavilion Parade

Brighton BN2 1RA

 

“Human beings are not efficiently designed for a capitalist system of production.”

Age of Extremes (1994), p.414

 

“The imagined community of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people.”

Nations and Nationalism Since 1780 (1990), p.143

 

Bandits, Rebels and Resistance * Marx and the Historical Imaginary * Jazz and the Sounds of the Subaltern * History in Theory and Theory in History * Culture, Biography and Politics * Socialism, Communism and Labour History * Industry, Empire and Revolution * Long and Short Centuries * Education, Activism and the Academy

Alex Callinicos, Mark Perryman, Eileen Yeo, Stuart Laing, Patricia McManus, Louise Purbrick, Paddy Maguire, Mark Erickson, Tom Hickey, Lucy Robinson, Mark Abel

This one-day symposium is dedicated to the work and the life of Eric Hobsbawm as a tribute from some of the many who have benefited from his insights and collegiality, in their work as historians and as activists for a better world. It is hosted by the ‘Politics, Aesthetics, Philosophy’ group in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton. Admission is free but places can be booked in advance via T.Hickey@brighton.ac.uk.

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/eric-hobsbawm-1917-2012-2013-a-tribute-brighton-8-december

 

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