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EDUCATION ACTIVIST NETWORK NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2010

11am-5pm Sunday 31st October

King’s College London & London School of Economics

Supported by NUS, London Region UCU and others

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

– Usman Ali, Shane Chowen & Mark Bergfeld (NUS NEC)
– Professors Danny Dorling, Costas Lapavitsas, Steven Rose, Alex Callinicos & Alberto Toscano
– Labour MP John McDonnell
– Sean Vernell & Jim Wolfreys (UCU NEC)
– Kanja Sesay (NUS Black Students Officer), Abdulrahman Alhadithi (FOSIS Head of Campaigns) and a speaker from NUS LGBT Campaign
– Strikers, occupiers, trade unionists and student campaigners from key disputes such as Sussex University, Tower Hamlets College and King’s College London.
– Others including Zita Holbourne (PCS NEC), Ben Sprung (London FBU) & Graham Turner (GFC Economics)

FEATURING:

– Activist-led workshops on how to build strikes, occupations and campaigns
– Radical academics debate cuts, crisis, inequality and the future of education
– Meetings on the Islamophobic clampdown in our universities, the academic boycott for Palestine, and other key questions facing the movement
– A forum on the struggle in Europe with participants from Greece, Austria, Britain and German

Details and Registration: http://educationactivistnetwork.wordpress.com/

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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Lost Generation?

LOST GENERATION?Originally from Ruth Rikowski News Updates Progression: http://ruthrikowskiupdates.blogspot.com/

Patrick Ainley, a friend and writing colleague of ours, has a new book coming out which he has co-written with Martin Allen. Here are the details:

Lost Generation? New Strategies for Youth and Education’ by Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley, Continuum: London, 2010
ISBN 9781441134707 (pbk)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Generation-Strategies-Youth-Education/dp/1441134700/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267391315&sr=8-1

The book looks at what has gone wrong in schools, colleges and universities and how this relates to the changing relationship between young people and educational qualifications. It goes right through from primary schools to postgraduate schools. Ainley and Allen argue that a new pedagogy is needed, along with a new educational politics, which will bring students and teachers together in new concepts of education and democracy.

Wes Streeting, President of National Union of Students says that the book is:
“A thought-provoking critique of the education system at a critical time for Britain’s “lost generation” of young people.”

To place an order, email orders@continuumbooks.com

This book builds on and develops Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley’s previous publication, which is:

‘Education Make You Fick, Innit?: What’s Gone Wrong with England’s Schools, Colleges and Universities and How to Start Putting it Right’, Tufnell Press: London, 2007. ISBN: 1872767672; 978-1872767673
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Education-Make-You-Fick-Innit/dp/1872767672/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1267435143&sr=8-2-fkmr0

I think that what this book is about is fairly self-evident from the title!

Ruth Rikowski

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