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Professor Dave Hill

Professor Dave Hill

CLASS STRUGGLE AND EDUCATION

Class Struggle and Education: Neoliberalism, (Neo)-conservatism, and the Capitalist Assault on Public Education

DAVE HILL in Critical Education (Vol. 4 No.3, 2013)

In this article I examine the nexus, the mutually reinforcing connection between neoliberal and neoconservative ideology and social and political forces, and variation between countries such as Britain, the USA and Turkey. This analysis is then applied in particular to neoliberal/ neoconservative education `reform’ in England, focusing on marketisation, high-stakes testing, privatization and pre-privatisation, and the increased surveillance of teachers as a result of new public managerialism in education, as reinforced and enforced by the school inspection system. These effects are then related to the lived work experiences of specific teachers, using their own word. I conclude the article by examining and calling for resistance, for teachers and critical education workers to educate, agitate and organize in various arenas, and to consider the importance of political programme- in particular to consider the utility of the transitional programme as advanced by Trotsky – Dave Hill

At: http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/criticaled/article/view/184452

 

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Samuel Day Fassbinder

Samuel Day Fassbinder

GREENING THE ACADEMY: ECOPEDAGOGY THROUGH THE LIBERAL ARTS

Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy through the liberal arts

Samuel Day Fassbinder (DeVry University, Chicago, USA), Anthony J. Nocella II (Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA) and Richard Kahn (Antioch University Los Angeles, USA) (Eds.)

Sense Publishers

2012 – 254 pages

Winner! 2013 Critics Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

ISBN Paperback: 9789462090996 ($ 54.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789462091009 ($ 99.00)

Free Preview Greening the Academy

This is the academic Age of the Neoliberal Arts. Campuses—as places characterized by democratic debate and controversy, wide ranges of opinion typical of vibrant public spheres, and service to the larger society—are everywhere being creatively destroyed in order to accord with market and military models befitting the academic-industrial complex.

While it has become increasingly clear that facilitating the sustainability movement is the great 21st century educational challenge at hand, this book asserts that it is both a dangerous and criminal development today that sustainability in higher education has come to be defined by the complex-friendly “green campus” initiatives of science, technology, engineering and management programs.

By contrast, Greening the Academy: Ecopedagogy Through the Liberal Arts takes the standpoints of those working for environmental and ecological justice in order to critique the unsustainable disciplinary limitations within the humanities and social sciences, as well as provide tactical reconstructive openings toward an empowered liberal arts for sustainability.

Greening the Academy thus hopes to speak back with a collective demand that sustainability education be defined as a critical and moral vocation comprised of the diverse types of humanistic study that will benefit the well-being of our emerging planetary community and its numerous common locales.

Praise for this book:

“Critical, crucial, and challenging, this book initiates a dialogue essential to the survival of our planet and all the species on it, including our own. Ignored for far too long by leaders of the major social institutions around the world, this book poses the question of whether the academy will belatedly tackle the urgent policies and actions necessary to ameliorate the ecological destruction wrought by predatory capitalism. University Centers for Teaching and Learning should use this book to generate meaningful discussions of curriculum transformation wherever possible.” — Dr. Julie Andrzejewski, Co-Director, Social Responsibility Masters Program, St. CloudStateUniversity

“Breaks through barriers that continue to enervate higher education’s contribution to environmental education and ecological justice. By connecting radical “cognitive praxis” and authentic Indigenous perspectives to a variety of relevant topics, it offers educators motivation and maps for helping us all regain our lost balance before it is too late.” — Four Arrows, Editor of Unlearning the Language of Conquest: Scholars Expose Anti-Indianism in America

“This is an important and urgent book that represents a landmark for higher education. It is a book that must be heeded, and, more importantly acted upon.” — Dr. Peter McLaren, Author of Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution

Greening the Academy

Greening the Academy

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Information

Information

EDUCATION FOR INFORMATION – VOLUME 30 NUMBERs 1-2 (2013)

Volume 30, Number 1-2 / 2013 of Education for Information is now available on the iospress.metapress.com website at http://iospress.metapress.com/content/wh6615445r17/

This issue contains:

Collaboration and knowledge sharing using 3D virtual world on Second Life <http://iospress.metapress.com/content/j989281167vqqhrn/>
p. 1
Noor Faridah A. Rahim
DOI: 10.3233/EFI-130928<http://iospress.metapress.com/content/j989281167vqqhrn/>

Information Management graduates’ accounts of their employability: A case study from the University of Sheffield <http://iospress.metapress.com/content/j08751p7p1q37033/>
p. 41
Andrew M. Cox, Mohammad Al Daoud, Stephanie Rudd
DOI: 10.3233/EFI-130929<http://iospress.metapress.com/content/j08751p7p1q37033/>

The impact on education for librarianship and information studies of the Bologna process and related European Commission programmes – and some outstanding issues in Europe and beyond <http://iospress.metapress.com/content/u281t61205kr4761/>
p. 63
Ian M. Johnson
DOI: 10.3233/EFI-130933<http://iospress.metapress.com/content/u281t61205kr4761/>

Service quality, user satisfaction and net-benefits’ effect on e-School success: The case of NEPAD’s e-School pilot in Kenya <http://iospress.metapress.com/content/c54163jl777r1355/>
p. 93
Hesbon O. Nyagowa, Dennis N. Ocholla, Stephen M. Mutula
DOI: 10.3233/EFI-130934<http://iospress.metapress.com/content/c54163jl777r1355/>

News<http://iospress.metapress.com/content/b268008118w8r226/>
p. 117
DOI: 10.3233/EFI-130932<http://iospress.metapress.com/content/b268008118w8r226/>

Ruth Rikowski

Ruth Rikowski

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Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou

FROM FRENCH PHILOSOPHY TO FRENCH THEORY: THEORETICAL AND POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS

Date: 14th of October 2013, 5-8pm
Room: Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths Campus
 
Speakers:
Tzuchien Tho (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften/Centre Internationale de la Philosophie Francaise Contemporaine)
Giuseppe Bianco (University of Warwick / USR 3308 Cirphles CNRS/ENS)
 
Roundtable Participants:
Nina Power (Roehampton University)
Mark Rainey (Goldsmiths College)
Morten Paul (University of Konstanz, Germany)

This is an afternoon workshop based around the book Badiou and the Philosophers: Interrogating 1960s French Philosophy, ed. and translated by Tzuchien Tho and Giuseppe Bianco, Bloomsbury 2013.
 
The rise of so-called “French Theory” through the intellectual voices in the events of ’68 is often used as a retroactive trope to galvanize different strains of thought leading up to it (see e.g. Francois Cusset, French Theory). We seek to re-contextualize some of these debates by looking a few years earlier at the state-funded television program, undertaken by Dina Dreyfus and hosted by Alain Badiou, designed to innovate philosophy pedagogy in the French education system. Using these televised interviews with the major thinkers of the time like Michel Foucault, Georges Canguilhem and others, we trace some of the transitions within the self-conception of French philosophy from the late 1950’s to the late 1960’s.

In his talk, Giuseppe Bianco will develop a historical reading of the context of the 50’s and 60’s arguing for the importance of the Algerian War, the rising dominance of the social sciences, the shifting philosophical importance of literature and film and the reform of the French educational system in understanding the shape of philosophy during this period and the turn to “theory” that was to come.
 
Tzuchien Tho will examine, employing the same historical context, the conceptual constraints of the rethinking of the relation between truth and philosophy caught between universality, totality and temporality.
 
Their papers will be followed by a roundtable session with Nina Power, Mark Rainey and Morten Paul and a discussion with the workshop participants.
 
The workshop is free and open to the public.
Please register for the event here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8471345021

Organised by the Centre for Cultural Studies, the GraduateSchool and INC at Goldsmiths

 

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/from-french-philosophy-to-french-theory-theoretical-and-political-implications-goldsmiths-14-october

 

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Knowledge

Knowledge

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE AT BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Join us for this year’s conference focusing on Libraries and Student Engagement: a marriage made in heaven? The day will consist of key presentations from speakers, along with informal seminars, around the subject of student engagement and libraries.

Attendance costs £130. The event will be based at our City South campus on Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham on Friday 6th December 2013.

For further details about the event and to book a place, please visit the conference website at:
http://library.bcu.ac.uk/librariesandstudentengagement/

Many Thanks,
Ann Stairmand-Jackson
Assistant Liaison Librarian (Collection Management)
Mary Seacole Library
City South Campus
Birmingham City University
(0121) 331 7049

 

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