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Precarious Education

Precarious Education

FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION – VOLUME 55 NUMBER 3 (2013)

Just published online at: www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/55/issue55_3.asp

FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 55 Number 3, 2013, ISSN 0963-8253

THE NEED FOR A COUNTER OFFENSIVE

CONTENTS:

Clyde Chitty. Editorial OPEN ACCESS

Clyde Chitty. Secondary School Examinations: a historical perspective

Martin Allen. ‘Raising Standards’ or Reducing Aspirations and Opportunities Still Further? Michael Gove and Examination Reforms

Tony Cooper. You May Start Writing Now

Patrick Yarker. Gove’s War

Bernard Barker. The Enigmatic Mr Gove

Derek Gillard. Turning in Their Graves? A Tale of Two Coalitions – and What Happened in Between

David Kitchener. What Price Free Schools? The Continued Insidious Privatisation of UK State Education.

Howard Stevenson. Teachers on Strike: a struggle for the future of teaching?

Jess Edwards. Fighting Gove’s Nightmare Vision for Primary Education: A Charter for Primary Education

John Wadsworth. Like an ‘Uncontrolled Toddler’ Elizabeth Truss Risks Causing Chaos in England’s Nursery Education and Child Care Sector

Clare Kelly & Maggie Pitfield. School Direct: a hastily constructed model or a systematically designed campaign?

Michael Fielding. Still ‘Learning to Be Human’: the radical educational legacy of John MacMurray

Gary McCulloch. The Cause of Nowadays and the End of History? School History and the Centenary of the First World War

Philip Huckin. Memories of The CherwellSchool

Tom Buzzard. I Do Not Believe in ‘Intelligence’ or ‘Ability’ or ‘Aptitude’- and Neither Should You

Fiona Carnie. Developing Relationships between Parents and Schools

John Black. ‘Varmits and Turnips’: personal experiences of a secondary modern education, 1958-1962

BOOK REVIEWS
An Aims-based Curriculum: the significance of human flourishing for schools (Michael J. Reiss & John White), reviewed by Mary Jane Drummond
New Labour and Secondary Education, 1994-2010 (Clyde Chitty), reviewed by Derek Gillard
New Labour and Secondary Education, 1994-2010 (Clyde Chitty), reviewed by Roy Lowe
Modernity Britain: opening the box, 1957-1959 (David Kynaston), reviewed by Clyde Chitty

Access to the full texts of articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription.

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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

Michael Gove

Michael Gove

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE 2013 – PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION

The latest draft programme (which is likely to be subject to considerable change between now and the conference) is now available online:  http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual10/HM2013Grid.pdf/view

If you haven’t already, please don’t forget to register for the conference online:  http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual10/register

Online registration will close at midnight on 5 November 2013. The recommended voluntary donation for registration on the door will be £25 for unwaged and £75 for waged participants.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Best wishes

The Editors


The Editors
Historical Materialism
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
LondonWC1H 0XG

United Kingdom

historicalmaterialism@soas.ac.uk
http://www.brill.nl/hima
http://www.brill.nl/hm

 

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

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

Janine Booth

Janine Booth

GUILTY AND PROUD OF IT! POPLAR’S REBEL COUNCILLORS AND GUARDIANS 1919-25

By Janine Booth

Merlin Press

In the aftermath of the First World War, thirty Labour councillors went to prison rather than accepting inequitable taxes.

With unemployment rising in 1921 in Bow, Limehouse, Millwall and Old Ford, Poplar Borough Council could not help provide relief drawing only on the limited wealth of one poor London borough. 

Poplar councillors, including future labour leader George Lansbury, demanded that rates from richer areas should help. Rich Kensington had a hugely greater rateable value and fewer jobless people; it could afford to pay more. So Poplar refused to pay over rates to the London County Council, and thus began the Poplar Revolt.

Drawing on archive research and on newspaper reports, this book tells the story of the support mobilised by Poplar Council. 

The story begins when newly-enfranchised working-class voters elected Labour to run the Council in 1919. For the next two years, it improved life for Poplar residents, coming into ever-increasing conflict with the central authorities and the local government funding system. 

The crisis came in 1921, when Poplar Council refused to levy a portion of its rates. Poplar’s fight took its Councillors to prison in September 1921. Released after one month, they continued to battle but the struggle lost momentum. The book ends with a survey of outcomes and considers how this story has meaning today. 

“In the 1920s, Poplar’s Councillors and Guardians chose to fight. Had they chosen differently, we would not even remember them.”

Booth has done Poplar proud with her immensely well researched, lively and readable account… The book is especially good at bringing to light many of the lesser known characters in the struggle. It also reflects critically on the lessons of Poplar, which still resonate today.’ — Labour Research.

ISBN. 9780850366945
2009 Paperback
Contents here …
Price:£12.95

Janine Booth

Janine Booth

Merlin Press: http://www.merlinpress.co.uk

Janine Booth lives in Hackney, east London. She is a member of the RMT trade union and of Workers’ Liberty. She contributes to the socialist feminist Stroppyblog and has been a socialist candidate for Hackney Council and the Greater London Authority.

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

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

Etienne Balibar

Etienne Balibar

IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCE: JOHN LOCKE AND THE INVENTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

by Etienne Balibar

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AVAILABLE NOW

http://www.versobooks.com/books/1497-identity-and-difference

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 “Etienne Balibar was one of the brilliant group of students around Althusser in the early 1960s. Since then he has established himself as one of France’s foremost philosophers on the Left.” – Radical Philosophy

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A new reading of Locke as a continental philosopher by a leading French thinker

John Locke’s foundational place in the history of British empiricism and liberal political thought is well established. So, in what sense can Locke be considered a modern European philosopher? Identity and Difference argues for reassessing this canonical figure. Closely examining the “treatise on identity” added to the second edition of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Etienne Balibar demonstrates Locke’s role in the formation of two concepts central to the metaphysics of the subject— consciousness and the self—and the complex philosophical, legal, moral and political nature of his terms. 

With an accompanying essay by Stella Sandford, situating Balibar’s reading of Locke in the history of the reception of the Essay and within Balibar’s other writings on “the subject,” Identity and Difference rethinks a crucial moment in the history of Western philosophy.

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Praise for THE PHILOSOPHY OF MARX by Etienne Balibar

 A very intelligent and creative work—succinct and informative. It would certainly have a privileged place on the shelf of contemporary studies of Marx – Fredric Jameson

A trenchant and exciting analysis of the philosophy of Marx. It is intelligent and original, and makes us understand the ways in which reading Marx lucidly can be very useful to us today. No dogma here and no banalities. A refreshing book- Immanuel Wallerstein.

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Paperback / ISBN: 9781781681343 / $23.95 /  £14.99 / $26.95CAN / 208 pages

Hardback / ISBN: 9781781681350 / $95.00 / £55.00 / $108.00CAN / 208 pages

For more information on IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCE: JOHN LOCKE AND THE INVENTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS or to buy the book visit: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1497-identity-and-difference

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Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

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