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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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Work & Days

Work & Days

EDUCATION FOR REVOLUTION

“Education for Revolution,” is a special issue collaboration of the journals Works & Days and Cultural Logic that has just been launched. 

Works & Days, published by the English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, explores problems of cultural studies, pedagogy, and institutional critique, especially as they are impacted by the global economic crisis (http://www.worksanddays.net).

Cultural Logic has been online since 1997 and is a non-profit, peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary journal publishing essays, interviews, poetry, and reviews by writers working within the Marxist tradition (http://clogic.eserver.org).

This is the second collaboration between the two journals. 

Cultural Logic will be publishing an expanded, open access, version of this issue in the coming months. The expanded edition of the issue will include new articles addressing education for revolution in Greece, Turkey, and India. 

Read Works & Days editor David B. Downing’s “Foreword to the Revolution” here:

http://blogs.ubc.ca/ross/files/2013/12/WD-Front-pages.pdf

 

Works & Days + Cultural Logic

Education for Revolution

E. Wayne Ross & Rich Gibson (Editors)

 

Table of Contents

 

Barbarism Rising: Detroit, Michigan, and the International War of the Rich on the Poor

Rich Gibson, San DiegoStateUniversity

 

Resisting Neoliberal Education Reform: Insurrectionist Pedagogies and the Pursuit of Dangerous Citizenship [Available online: http://goo.gl/lm2PIl ]

E. Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia

Kevin D. Vinson, University of The West Indies

 

Reimaging Solidarity: Hip-Hop as Revolutionary Pedagogy

Julie Gorlewski, State University of New York, New Paltz

Brad Porfilio, LewisUniversity

 

Learning to be Fast Capitalists on a Flat World

Timothy Patrick Shannon, The OhioStateUniversity

Patrick Shannon, PennStateUniversity 

 

Contesting Production: Youth Participatory Action Research in the Struggle to Produce Knowledge

Brian Lozenski, Zachary A. Casey, Shannon K. McManimon, University of Minnesota

 

Schooling for Capitalism or Education for Twenty-First Century Socialism?

Mike Cole, University of East London

 

Class Consciousness and Teacher Education: The Socialist Challenge and The Historical Context

Curry Stephenson Malott, West ChesterUniversity of Pennsylvania

 

The Pedagogy of Excess

Deborah P. Kelsh, The College of Saint Rose 

 

Undermining Capitalist Pedagogy: Takiji Kobayashi’s Tōseikatsusha and the Ideology of the World Literature Paradigm

John Maerhofer, RogerWilliamsUniversity

 

Marxist Sociology of Education and the Problem of Naturalism: An Historical Sketch

Grant Banfield, FlindersUniversity of South Australia

 

The Illegitimacy of Student Debt

David Blacker, University of Delaware

 

Hacking Away at the Corporate Octopus

Alan J. Singer, HofstraUniversity

 

A Tale of Two Cities — and States

Richard Brosio, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

 

SDS, The 1960s, and Education for Revolution

Alan J. Spector, PurdueUniversity, Calumet

 

E. Wayne Ross, PhD
Professor
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
604-822-2830
wayne.ross@ubc.ca
http://www.ewayneross.net

Critical Educationwww.criticaleducation.org
Cultural Logicwww.eserver.org/clogic
Workplace: A Journal for Academic Laborwww.workplace-gsc.com

 

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The Falling Rate of Learning

The Falling Rate of Learning

ARUANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CRITICAL EDUCATION AND JUSTICE (CEJ) and EARLY CHILDHOOD RESEARCH GROUP (ECRG) RESEARCH SEMINARS

SEMESTER 2: ALL WELCOME – OPEN INVITATION

Wednesdays 4.30-6.30 Room: Sawyers 005

We will try, for each session have a sort of open house of 45-60 minutes, whereby research students can have 20-25 minute slots to bounce ideas, report back / present to the attendees. Sometimes these student presentations will be scheduled, at other times there will open discussion.

Semester 2 / Trimester 2 /Spring Term 2014

 

8 January 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Dr Leena Helavaara Robertson (Middlesex University) on an aspect of Early Years/ Social Constructivism/ Critical Multilingualism, or, Conflicting Ideologies in Early Years Education

*15 January 2014 CEJ research seminar

a) Preparing for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants

b) Linda Akomaning and Amal Hussein

5 February 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

b) Doctoral Student presentations/ Discussions: Polina Chrysochou and Sharon Howden plus 2 ECRG doctoral/ conference presentations

*12 February 2014 ECRG led research seminar- and also CEJ led research seminar

Dr. Maria Nikolakaki (University of the Peloponessus, Corinth, Greece). Critical Pedagogy

Preparing for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants, in the two research cluster groups and by doctoral students within the two research clusters. Open to other doctoral and pre-doctoral students).

5 March  2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar-

a) Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London)

b) Doctoral Student Presentations/ Discussions

*12 March 2014 CEJ led research seminar-

a) Dr. Glenn Rikowski (Flow of Ideas) – ‘Crisis and Education’

b) Doctoral Student presentations/ Discussions : Polina Chryssochou, Sharon Howden

2 April 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Presentations in preparation for the BERA and ICCE conferences

Trimester 3 /Summer Term

7 May 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Presentations in preparation for the BERA and ICCE conferences

21 May 2014 CEJ led research seminar-

Deirdre O’Neill (University of Ulster/ InsideFilm, http://www.insidefilm.org/) Film, Prisons, Social Class and Critical Pedagogy

4 June 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

a) Final Preparations for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants

b) Doctoral/ Student presentations/ Discussions: Alison Feist, Samya Cook and Alan Bradwell on progress the EdD Dissertation and Linda Akomaning on her PhD progress

*11 June 2014 ECRG led research seminar- and also CEJ led research seminar

Preparing for the ICCE and BERA conferences: series of mini-presentations by possible participants, in the two research cluster groups and by doctoral students within the two research clusters. Open to other doctoral and pre-doctoral students).

2 July 2014 Joint ECRG and CEJ research seminar

Doctoral Student and Staff Research Presentations and Discussion

Possible other Forthcoming CEJ speakers …

Spyros Themelis (University of East Anglia, Norwich),

Nicki Spawls (Middlesex University),

Grant Banfield (Flinders University, South Australia)

Preparing for the BERA (British Education Research Association) annual conference  at the London Institute of Education, Sept 2014) and preparing for the 4th ICCE (International Conference on Critical Education) conference being held Jun23-26 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. A series of very mini-presentations by CEJ and ECRG members in preparation for BERA 2014 and ICCE 2014

The joint cluster will organise two or three symposia for / including/ comprising ARU colleagues at BERA 2014 (in London) 23-25 Sept. 2014 and at the ICCE (in Thessaloniki, Greece) 23-25 June 2014, and at various of the joint cluster sessions (CEJ-EYRG) colleagues will be able to present ideas, drafts, problems at the regular fortnightly Weds pm (4.40-6.30) sessions in a supportive and non-intimidating atmosphere.

Many thanks. Dr Paulette Luff (co-convenor, with Dr Chris Such) Early Childhood Research Group (ECRG), and Professor Dave Hill (co-convenor with Polina Chrysochou) Critical Education and Justice Research Cluster (CEJ)

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

Dave Hill

Professor Dave Hill

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Critical Education

Critical Education

JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES – VOLUME 11 NUMBER 4 (2013)

JCEPS: http://www.jceps.com

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal published by The Institute for Education Policy Studies (IEPS). The free, online version is published in association with the University of Athens (Greece). The print version (available on subscription or purchase – click on the Subscriptions and Purchasing link is published by IEPS). JCEPS will have three issues per annum, as from 2013. The journal website is www.jceps.com Enquiries should be addressed to dave.hill@ieps.org.uk or naomi.hill@ieps.org.uk

The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) seeks to develop Marxist and other Left analysis of education. JCEPS seeks and publishes articles that critique global, national, neo-liberal, neo-conservative, New Labour, Third Way, postmodernist and other analyses of policy developments, as well as those that attempt to report on, analyse and develop Socialist/ Marxist transformative policy for schooling and education from a number of Radical Left perspectives. JCEPS also addresses issues of social class, ‘race’, gender, sexual orientation, disability and capital/ism; critical pedagogies, new public managerialism and academic / non-academic labour, and empowerment/ disempowerment.

 

CONTENTS

Volume 11, Number 4:
November 2013

Curry Malott, Dave Hill, Grant Banfield: Neoliberalism, Immiseration Capitalism and the Historical Urgency of a Socialist Education

Mark Cresswell, Zulfia Karimova, Tom Brock: Pedagogy of the Privileged: Elite Universities and Dialectical Contradictions in the UK

José García, Noah De Lissovoy: Doing School Time: The Hidden Curriculum Goes to Prison

Roberto Ribeiro Baldino, Tânia Cristina Baptista Cabral: The productivity of students’ schoolwork: an exercise in Marxist rigour

Brad J. Porfilio, Debangshu Roychoudhury, Lauren Gardner: Ending the ‘War Against Youth:’ Social Media and Hip-Hop Culture as Sites of Resistance, Transformation and (Re) Conceptualization

Nisha Thapliyal: Reframing the public in public education: The Landless Workers Movement (MST) and adult education in Brazil

Dimitris Tsoubaris, Aleksandros Georgopoulos: Gauging the Potential of Socially Critical Environmental Education (EE): Examining Local Environmental problems through children’s perspective

Selda Polat: Neo-liberal education policies in Turkey and transformation in education

Dereje Tadesse Birbirso: Technology for Empowering or Subjugating Teachers: Analysis of Ethiopia’s Education Reform Discourse Practice

Sara Zamir, Tamar Horowitz: The manifestation of the value of patriotism among Israeli trainee teachers – natives and immigrants: how will they educate their pupils in the light of this value?

Ulas Ozer: The Song of the Other/ Public Space as a Learning Environment and Gypsy Musicians in Turkey

Alan Hodkinson: Inclusion ‘All present and correct?’ A critical analysis of New Labour’s inclusive education policy in England

 

Capitalist Nightmare

Capitalist Nightmare

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Education and Economy

Education and Economy

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION – IV 

Education Crisis

Education Crisis

ICCE IV

23-26 June 2014

Thessaloniki

Greece

Critical Education in an Age of Crisis

Conference website: http://www.eled.auth.gr/icce2014/

CALL FOR PAPERS

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.

Keynote Speakers:

Ayhan Ural (Gazi University, Turkey)

Dave Hill (Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK)

George Grollios (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Glenn Rikowski (Flow of Ideas) on ‘Education and Crisis’

Grant Banfield (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia)

Guy Senese (University of North Arizona, USA)

Hasan Huseyin Aksoy (Ankara University, Turkey)

Kostas Skordoulis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

Lois Weiner (New Jersey City University, USA)

Panayota Gounari (University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)

Panayotis Sotiris (University of the Aegean, Mitilini, Greece)

Periklis Pavlidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Ravi Kumar (SouthAsianUniversity, New Delhi, India)

Tasos Liambas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

ICCE IV

ICCE IV

 

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

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Education Crisis

Education Crisis

Athens - The Academy

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION

 The Department of Education, University of Athens, Greece is hosting the

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION
10-14 July 2012, Athens, Greece

Organized by the journals:
JOURNAL OF CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES (UK)
CULTURAL LOGIC (USA/CANADA)
KRITIKI (GREECE)
RADICAL NOTES (INDIA)

ICCE Conference Website: http://icce-2012.weebly.com/index.html

Some of last year’s papers (from the 2011 conference) will go into a special edition of JCEPS, the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, coming out in around April 2012. In addition, all the papers that were presented at the 2011 conference and were submitted in written form will be published as conference proceedings in the next couple of months.

The website is in process of improvement, e.g. regarding methods of payment. Also the final keynote speakers are not yet confirmed. We are asking Dennis Beach, me (Dave Hill), Marnie Holborow, and Alex Callinicos, as well as leading Greek Marxists/ critical educators.

So, hope to see you at this conference inAthens in July! Last year’s was great – politically, intellectually, and socially!

Professor Dave Hill

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (subject to confirmation)

Kostas Skordoulis (University of Athens, Greece)

Dave Hill (Universities of Middlesex, United Kingdom; Limerick, Ireland; Athens, Greece)

Peter McLaren (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Grant Banfield (University of South Australia, Australia)
 
Dennis Beach (University of Göteburg, Sweden)
 
Ramin Farahmandpur (Portland State University, Oregon, USA)
 
Marnie Holborrow (University College Dublin, Ireland)
 
Alpesh Maisuria (Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom)
 
Sharzad Mojab (University of Toronto, Canada)

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, New Delhi, India)
 
Deborah Kelsh (College of St. Rose, Albany, NY, USA)
 
Curry Malott (West Chester University, Pennsylvania, USA)
 
Gregory Martin (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
 
Micheal O’Flynn (University of Limerick, Ireland)
 
Perikles Pavlidis  (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
 
Brad Porfilio (Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, USA)
 
Martin Power (University of Limerick, Ireland)
 
Helena Sheehan (University College Dublin, Ireland)
 
Juha Suoranta (University of Tampere, Finland)
 
Spyros Themelis (Middlesex University, United Kingdom)
 
Salim Vally  (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

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Marx and Education – Jean Anyon

THE PIONEERS OF MARXIST THOUGHT IN EDUCATION: A REVIEW OF ‘MARX AND EDUCATION’ BY JEAN ANYON, IN TWO PARTS

This is a two-part review of Jean Anyon’s Marx and Education (Routledge, 2011) – in the Routledge ‘Key Ideas in Education’ Series. The Series editors are Greg Dimitriadis and Bob Lingard.

For the two-part review by the ‘Schooling in Capitalist America’ blogger, see:

The Pioneers of Marxist Thought in Education: A Review of Marx and Education, by Jean Anyon – Part One, 29th May 2011, at: http://schoolingincapitalistamerica.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/the-pioneers-of-marxist-thought-in-education-a-review-of-marx-and-education-by-jean-anyon-part-one/

The Era of Neoliberal Deform: A Review of Marx and Education, by Jean Anyon – Part Two,  29th May 2011, at: http://schoolingincapitalistamerica.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/the-era-of-neoliberal-deform-a-review-of-marx-and-education-by-jean-anyon-part-two/

 

Schooling in Capitalist America: Dispatches on Marxism and Education, is at: http://schoolingincapitalistamerica.wordpress.com/

 

 For an outline of Marx and Education by Jean Anyon, see: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/marx-and-education-jean-anyon/  

 

For other reviews of Marx and Education by Jean Anyon, see:

Ken McGrew’s review of Marx and Education, details at: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/review-of-marx-and-education-by-jean-anyon/

A review by an anonymous author on Amazon.com, known as m310, see: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/marx-and-education-misleading-title-and-confusing-narrative/  

 

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Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

MARX AND EDUCATION: MISLEADING TITLE AND CONFUSING NARRATIVE

April 13th 2011

By m310See all my reviews (on Amazon.com)

Review at Amazon.com: Marx and Education (Routledge Key Ideas in Education) (Paperback)

This had the potential to be a book that shed important light on the Marxist educational tradition; however, I was confused by the narrative. The title misled me into believing that I was in for a discussion of Marxist educators. Originally, I was interested in the book because I hoped it would augment the writings of U.S. Marxists, such as Ramin Farahmandpur, Rich Gibson, E. Wayne Ross, and a few others. Yet the book is dedicated to neo-Marxists, and while she gives attention to McLaren as a progressive educator (mid-1980s), she provides scant attention to his Marxist writings. Those who have read any of McLaren’s writings since 1995 know that he is a Marxist-Humanist; he is clearly not a neo-Marxist. Anyone following Marxism in education in the USwould be hard pressed to find a more prominent and influential exponent than McLaren.

Furthermore, the significant contributions made upon U.S. Marxists by British Marxists such as Glenn Rikowski, Paula Allman, Dave Hill, and Mike Cole, are not highlighted. Why were there no significant discussions of Valerie Scatamburlo D’Annibale and Deb Kelsh? The narrative in this book is not so much about Marxist educators but rather progressive and neo-Marxist educators. Where were discussions of contributions of John Holst and Himani Bannerji? The book, Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory – a milestone in the debates over Marxism and education – was not even mentioned. This truly was a narrow reading of a very small field and as a result has shortchanged its readers. Mike Cole’s work in England is far superior.

Anyon has done good work on urban education, but needs to be more aware of what is happening in the Marxist arena as far as education is concerned. I like her basic summary of Marxist analysis but wanted to find out more about U.S.-based Marxist educators, especially since there are so few of them.

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Class in Education

Class in Education

CLASS IN EDUCATION

 

I looked at a copy of Class in Education: Knowledge, pedagogy, subjectivity edited by Deborah Kelsh, Dave Hill and Sheila Macrine yesterday. This is an excellent book in my view, and I urge to buy it and/or get your library to stock it!

Glenn Rikowski

Class in Education: Knowledge, pedagogy, subjectivity

Edited by Deborah Kelsh, Dave Hill and Sheila Macrine

Routledge, London & New York, 2010

ISBN 10: 0-415-45027-6 (hbk); ISBN 10: 0-203-87903-X (ebk)

CONTENTS:

Foreword: E. SAN JUAN JR.

Introduction: SHEILA MACRINE, DAVE HILL AND DEBORAH KELSH

1. Cultureclass – DEBORAH KELSH

2. Hypohumanities – TERESA L. EBERT AND MAS’UD ZAVARZADEH

3. Persistent inequities, obfuscating explanations: reinforcing the lost centrality of class in Indian education debates – RAVI KUMAR

4. Class, “race” and state in post-apartheid education – ENVER MOTALA AND SALIM VALLY

5. Racism and Islamophobia in post 7/7 Britain: Critical Race Theory, (xeno-)racialization, empire and education – a Marxist analysis – MIKE COLE AND ALPESH MAISURIA

6. Marxism, critical realism and class: implications for a socialist pedagogy – GRANT BANFIELD

7. Globalization, class, and the social studies curriculum – E. WAYNE ROSS AND GREG QUEEN

8. Class: the base of all reading – ROBERT FAIVRE

Afterword: the contradictions of class and the praxis of becoming – PETER McLAREN

Further details: http://www.routledge.com/books/Class-in-Education-isbn9780415450270

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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Education, Indoctrination and Witch Hunting

 

 

It seems that Critical Pedagogy and radical educators are causing quite a stir in Australia, according to ABC News. There are the usual stories about ‘indoctrination’ of students by left-wing professors, the ‘evils’ of Critical Pedagogy and nonsense about the ‘neutrality’ of the classroom, of course. All this is to be expected – and we have seen this before (e.g. the Gould Report in the UK in the early 1980s, the ‘Dirty Thirty’ campaign in the US, Thatcher’s determination to end Marxist influence over teacher training at the University of Brighton and periodic digs at Marxist professors from the media in many countries over the last 40 years).

 

 

In these times of capitalist crises, the stakes are a bit higher than usual. What is also noteworthy is the extent and intensity of the debate that the ABC News item has generated. The right are not getting it all their own way, and spirited defences of Critical Pedagogy, radical educators and radical education can be found in the debate ensuing in the ‘Comments’.

 

 

See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/17/2393795.htm

 

 

Glenn Rikowski

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