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Volumizer Resurrection Ten



The Volumizer was Glenn Rikowski’s AOL blog. It was started up on 29th September 2005. On 30th September 2008, AOL announced that all of its Hometown products, including its blogs and newsletters, would be closed down on 31st October 2008. Glenn’s articles, many of which were written for his students at the Volumizer, will be preserved at The Flow of Ideas. Work has begun on this project, and the latest articles to be included are now available, as listed below:






Rikowski, G. (2008) Nihilism and the De-valuation of Educational Values in England, 10th February, London, online at:



Rikowski, G. (2008) Are We Loving It? McDonaldization and Education. 23rd January, London, online at:



Rikowski, G. (2008) No Learner Left Unhassled, 12th January, London, online at:







Rikowski, G. (2007) Learning to the Max, with Play off the Tracks, 27th October, London, online at:



Rikowski, G. (2007) Ambassadors of Capital: Business Leaders as Head Teachers. 19th August, London, online at:



Rikowski, G. (2007) The Wilby Thesis: A Backward Step for School Privatisation? 18th August, London, online at:




The Rikowski web site, The Flow of Ideas is at: