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Education Crisis

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION V – 2015

Analyze, Educate, Organize: Critical Education for Social and Economic Justice

ICCE V: International Conference on Critical Education

June 15 – 18, 2015, Wroclaw, Poland

Conference website: http://www.icce.uls.edu.pl/icce

The International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE), previously held in Athens (2011, 2012), Ankara (2013) and Thessaloniki (2014), is a forum for scholars, educators and activists committed to social and economic justice.  The 5th ICCE: Analyze, educate, organize. Critical education for social and economic justice will take place in the Polish city of Wroclaw from June 15 – 18, 2015.

At a time of economic crisis, when education is under siege by neoliberal capitalism, (neo)conservatism and aggressive nationalism, when teachers and academics are being proletarianized, youth criminalized, schools and universities turned into commodities, and when different forms of fundamentalism are growing, critical education, as a theory and as a movement, is gaining in relevance. International communities of critical educators build resistance to these processes and are engaged in fostering social change leading to a more just, equal and fair society.

We invite emergent/new scholars, teachers, activists as well as those more experienced to submit abstracts that explicitly engage with these issues. The languages of the conference are English and Polish. Simultaneous translation will be provided during plenary sessions and selected parallel sessions.

Please send proposals written in the English language of maximum 150 words, including your name, a title, affiliation, contact information to iisce@dsw.edu.pl by March 20, 2015 (please indicate the language in which you will present – ENG/PL).  For more information, please visit www.icce.uls.edu.pl.  If you are presenting in another language, such as Turkish, for example, you will need to provide your own translator.

Keynote Speakers

Peter McLaren (Chapman University, California, USA)

Antonia Darder (Loyola Marymount University, USA)

Joyce Canaan (Birmingham City University, UK)

Hana Cervinkova (University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland)

Adam Chmielewski (University of Wroclaw, Poland)

Anna Dzierzgowska (Jacek Kuroń High School, Warsaw, Poland)

Panagiota Gounari (University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)

George Grollios (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Gail Edwards (Newcastle University, UK)

Dave Hill (Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK)

Aygülen Kayahan Karakul (İzmir Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey)

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, Delhi, India) (tbc)

Robert Kwaśnica (University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland)

Piotr Laskowski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK)

Lilia Monzo (Chapman University, California, USA)

Ünal Özmen (Journalist/Author, Turkey)

Lotar Rasiński (University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland)

Guy Senese (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)

Bogusław Śliwerski (Academy of Special Education, Warsaw, Poland)

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

Tomasz Szkudlarek (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Paolo Vittoria (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Ahmet Yildiz (Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey)

Marta Zahorska – Bugaj (University of Warsaw, Poland)

 

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Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism

EDUCATION, STATE AND MARKET: ANATOMY OF NEOLIBERAL IMPACT

A new book edited by Ravi Kumar

Aakar Books

See: http://aakarbooks.com/content/education-state-and-market-anatomy-neoliberal-impact-0

 

 

Praise for the volume:

‘The book presents a set of papers that illuminate in profound ways how the wide-angle historical frames provided by Marxist analysis facilitate our understanding of the details embedded in national and more local educational contexts. Neoliberalism attacks human dignity. The consequences of social, economic, and educational policies that exacerbate inequality, magnify exploitation, and undermine personal and social freedoms are clearly analyzed by each of the contributors. The circumstances are dire and readers will most certainly be outraged as they learn how neoliberal policies and practices reduce the process of education to a commodity and teachers and learners to elements in formula for the relentless production of profit. This volume presents a clear and compelling analysis of how neoliberal thought and practice has transformed education at the policy level in India and in the process distorted the official aims of education as well as social relations among teachers and learners. Most importantly, however, these chapters provide insights into how we might channel our rage against neoliberal capitalist mechanisms into the creation of new visions of resistance to educational practices that privilege profits over people.’

E. Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia

 

‘Editor Ravi Kumar has assembled the finest scholarship to investigate key questions in regard to the relationship of the development of modern capitalism, its connections to empire, the role of the state, and the resulting impact on education. The essays within go to the core: what is valued as “knowledge” now? Who shall schools serve? Indeed: Why have school? The critical reader will find new questions, and profound answers.’

Rich Gibson, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University, USA

 

Ravi Kumar teaches at the Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi.

Editor, South Asia, The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Blog: Reflections

http://southasianuniversity.academia.edu/RaviKumar

www.teachersolidarity.com

Recent book: Education, State and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact

Forthcoming: Social Movements: Transformative Shifts and Turning Points

 

Contents

Acknowledgement 

1.  Education, State, and Market: Anatomy of Neoliberal Impact: An Introduction
Ravi Kumar

2.  Changing Discourses on Inequality and Disparity: From Welfare State to Neoliberal Capitalism
Vikas Gupta

3.  The Story of Dismantling of Higher Education in India: The Unfolding Crisis
G. Haragopal

4.  Commoditizing Higher Education: The Assault of Neoliberal Barbarism
Madhu Prasad

5.  Caught between ‘Neglect’ and a Private ‘Makeover’: Government Schools in Delhi
Radhika Menon

6.  The Language Question: The Battle to Take Back the Imagination
Harjinder Singh ‘Laltu’

7.  Constitution of Language: Neoliberal Practices in Multi-lingual India
Samir Karmakar

8.  A Relevant Economics for India: Dark Past, Bleak Future
Rajesh Bhattacharya

9.  Mapping the Changes in Legal Education in India
Srinivas Burra

10.  Countering Neoliberal Conception of Knowledge, Building Emancipatory Discourse: A Historical Overview of Phule-Ambedkar’s Critique and Gandhian Nai Taleem
Anil Sadgopal

11.  A Dialogue for Mass Movement for Democratic Education System
D. Ramesh Patnaik

12.  Afterword: Narratives of Resistance: The Case of Struggle for a Common School System in Tamil Nadu
Prince Gajendra Babu

 

Notes on Contributors

Index

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ARUMARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD)

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus

Wednesday 21 May 2014,

3pm – 6pm, Room: Saw 005

Education, Marxism and Society

Update: 7th April 2014

3pm

Welcome by Dave Hill and Alpesh Maisuria

 

3.05pm

Deirdre O’Neill (InsideFilm.org)

Film, Prisons, Social Class and Radical Pedagogy: A Marxist Analysis

 

4.05pm

Glenn Rikowski (Visiting Scholar, Anglia Ruskin University)

Crisis and Education

 

5.05

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, India)

Marxism and Education: An Indian Perspective

 

6.05

Social event

 

In association with Anglia Ruskin University Department of Education Research Seminars

Full address: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford: Bishop Hall Lane, CM1 1SQ.

A map can be found here: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home.html

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

Edited Collection by Dave Hill

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Marxism and Education

Marxism and Education

EDUCATION, MARXISM AND SOCIETY

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES (MERD)

In association with Anglia Ruskin University Department of Education Research Seminars

An afternoon Seminar 4pm-6.30pm

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Anglia Ruskin University

Chelmsford Campus

CM1 1SQ

Room: SAWYERS 005

Deirdre O’Neill (InsideFilm.org/) Film, Prisons, Social Class  and Radical Pedagogy: A Marxist Analysis

Ravi Kumar (South Asian University, New Delhi, India; Editor: Radical Notes) Marxism and Education: An Indian Perspective

Discussants: Gurnam Singh (Coventry University), Alpesh Maisuria (University of East London) and Dave Hill (AngliaRuskinUniversity)

Organised by Alpesh Maisuria

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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

Education System

Education System

EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATION AND TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION: POSSIBILITIES AND ALTERNATIVES TO THE EDUCATIONAL CRISIS

Department of Sociology

South Asian University

Call for Papers

Department of Sociology, South Asian University in association with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung will organise an international conference in March 2014 on the theme Educational Transformation and Transformative Education: Possibilities and Alternatives to the Educational Crisis. The conference would look at the possibilities and alternatives to the crisis generated in the field of education by impact of neoliberalism. Some of the tentative themes to be debated during the conference would include the following:

1. Imagining a transformative education:
a. Resistance as the beginning of transformation; the distinct forms of resisting neoliberalism in education.
b. Alternative as the beginning of resistance; embryonic alternative visions within crisis and the resistances
c. Existing educational alternatives in South Asia and their transformative potential to neoliberal orientations
2. The changes in South Asian education as neoliberalism arrives and the nature of responses to the changes
3. Contribution of Critical Pedagogy towards imagining an alternative
a. Can education autonomously effect socio-political transformation
b. Consequences of locating education within the larger socio-economic and political matrix
c. Teacher as an agent of transformation
d. Conceptualising extensions of pedagogy beyond classroom
e. Establishing necessity to connect socio-economic and political realities with pedagogy
4. Social movements as pedagogical possibilities

Last date of submission of abstracts (500 words): 15th December, 2013
Submission of selected papers: 1st March 2014
For details see:

For any other enquiry contact: educonference2014@gmail.com

Concept Note

There is a plethora of literature on how neoliberalism has impacted education and its different facets across the world. However, there has not been a concerted and organised effort to understand and analyse this impact in India, except for a few works engaged in this exercise. Realising the need to bring together scholars at one platform and deliberate on this impact the Department of Sociology at South Asian University organised a seminar titled “Mapping Changes and Transformations in Educational Systems and Discourses –Issues, Possibilities and Strategies” on 21st-22nd March, 2013. Participants discussed and deliberated on how neoliberalism has been altering and impacting the education sector.

It identified issues emerging out of this impact and the processes of how this takes place. Though most of the times seminars and workshops stop at identifying problems and recognising the symptoms of the problem it has been realised that there is a need to move beyond into the realm of discussing and debating alternatives or visualising/conceptualising solutions to the problems. In this context it would be relevant to look at the new/alternative systems that have emerged at different points of time in history and whether they may be useful in resolving the crisis that emerges in times of neoliberalism. On the other hand, it might also be useful to look at how different kinds of resistances to the neoliberalism have inherent visions of new/alternative systems within them. For instance, if the problem exists vis-à-vis quality of education, accessibility to education of similar quality for everybody, the language question or pedagogy in general, etc., how can it be resolved in these neoliberal times. This conference intends to explore these aspects and bring together people who have been thinking in this direction.

We all realise that education plays an important role in the continuous change of the society. An important component of education’s role in social change also involves how it inspires students to imagine a world beyond the given. Along with taking up the issue of educational accessibility it is required, argue many educationists, to motivate students to imagine the world in a different way through dialogic engagement with the issues around them. This would also mean that the education imparted to students must prepare them to engage critically with the existing social system. Critical education helps in transcending the existing society towards a new one based on the principles of social justice, equality and further deepening of the democratic processes. The education system must “always preserve dissent and democracy within the educational institutions so that a multiplicity of points of view, including many that are unpalatable to the ruling political echelons, can flourish. The institutions must work out norms of conduct and modes of expression of dissent that ensure that debate thrives without being snuffed out and that the right to free expression of all sections of the community in an academic institution are respected. But, snuffing out dissent in the name of creating an atmosphere of work and promoting “excellence”, by institutionalizing an authoritarian structure within the education system is fundamentally opposed to the “nation-building” task of higher education.”

But an important aspect that requires deliberation here is whether it is the exclusive right of the state to take over the mantle and educate its beings or also create spaces for private players of different kinds – as corporates or many alternative schooling experiments that are there. It has often been argued that permitting non-state actors to run the educational institutions not only pave way for an endless pursuit of profiteering from education but also aggravates inequality, discrimination and by continuous attack on human rights. Scholars argues that “the better the education, the more its bearers become independent to think and act on their own. The better the market, the more its agents, depends on the products and services of others to perform their thinking and doing for them”.

Every since early 1980s there have been evident and drastic changes at policy level – from opening up of the economy to commodifying education as any other object to be bought in the marketplace. There are different and often complex ways of effecting these changes. The direct, coercive, undemocratic policy making practice of the state is one while using the so called progressive voices to create an illusion of ‘democracy’ and ‘welfarism’ is another. So, the state opens up the education to private sector in an unprecedented manner but it also mustered support for its plan to corporatize and homogenise education system through committees such as Yashpal Committee report3. It has often been argued that the changes are not merely about tweaking of policies but it has had ramifications at all levels – from transactions in the classroom to textbooks to how the function of education is increasingly as subservient to the demands of market thereby negating host of alternative visions on education.

The current situation in education wherein its commodification becomes much more starker makes Freireian notion of Banking Education quite relevant. With the absence of the recognition of the differences and the critical knowledge produced with it, education thus, becomes an act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor. The ‘Banking’ concept in education, in which the scope of action allowed to the students extends only as far as receiving, filling and storing the deposits. Critical enquiry and inventions are never emphasised upon by controlling the curriculum which would lead to breed a set of unconscious workforce ready to help the ‘exclusive’ in securing huge gains. This concept of education regards men as adaptable and manageable things. Thus, the idea of education has changed as it no longer dares one to dream of world free from inequality or does not encourage a questioning mind.

The idea of knowledge as critical and as an instrument that teaches the idea of liberation has been skillfully and deftly set aside. The tradition of critical pedagogues have dones extensive work towards redefining educational praxis. McLaren and Farahmandpur write “…even progressive educators who are vigorously engaged in the debate over global capitalism and theories that oppose one another within it frequently fail to address the fateful implications of capitalism’s confiscation of freedom and kidnapping of hope”. Education, indeed, has been a powerful component of the ‘ideological apparatus’ which has served the objective of securing the cultural and intellectual hegemony of a few. Hope, as a notion that defines the endless world of possibilities, a scheme of knowledge production that continuously opens doors to possible transcendance of the existing order of things, scholars feel, is gradually being thrown out of education system for being irrelevant.

Mainstream pedagogy assiduously disregards as crucial a knowledge of how asymmetrical relations of power become embedded in race, gender and class antagonisms that are reinforced through the dominant social and ideological apparatuses of the state. In contrast, alternative ideas of pedagogy have never seen education and its evolution as divorced from the fundamentals of the class society. Here the classroom for instance is conceived as a political arena for legitimizing the lived experiences of the oppressed social classes without assuming that such experiences are transparent or absent of racism or sexism. At a general level, the whole process of knowledge production becomes a political question.

This conference would deliberate on the possibilities and configurations of alternatives to the questions emerging out of the crisis fomented by increasing commodification of education under neoliberalism. Ideas and experiences would be combined to provide for a reflection on how one could create a resisting pedagogy and eduction system. Some of the themes around which the conference would invite papers would be (and one may go beyond these themes as well):

1. Imagining a transformative education:
a. Resistance as the beginning of transformation; the distinct forms of resisting neoliberalism in education.
b. Alternative as the beginning of resistance; embryonic alternative visions within crisis and the resistances
c. Existing educational alternatives in South Asia and their transformative potential to neoliberal orientations

2. The changes in South Asian education as neoliberalism arrives and the nature of responses to the changes

3. Contribution of Critical Pedagogy towards imagining an alternative
a. Can education autonomously effect socio-political transformation
b. Consequences of locating education within the larger socio-economic and political matrix
c. Teacher as an agent of transformation
d. Conceptualising extensions of pedagogy beyond classroom
e. Establishing necessity to connect socio-economic and political realities with pedagogy

4. Social movements as pedagogical possibilities

The Conference will be based on papers contributed by scholars working on the issue in context of South Asian countries. Call for papers will be issued and the participants would send in their abstracts and they will be notified about the acceptance after a scrutiny. The coordinator of the Conference, Dr. Ravi Kumar, will be responsible for the scrutiny and final notification of the accepted papers. The papers should not exceed 8,000 words.

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Education Crisis

JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES: VOLUME 10 NUMBER 2 (2012)

Volume 10, Number 2: October 2012 – Now Out!

Some excellent and timely articles in this issue of Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies: Glenn Rikowski

See: http://www.jceps.com

ISSN 1740-2743 Online version / ISSN 2051-0959 Print version

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.

Contact: dave.hill@ieps.org.uk and dave.hill@anglia.ac.uk

 

CONTENTS:

Dave Hill: Immiseration Capitalism, Activism and Education: Resistance, Revolt and Revenge

Frank Truth: Pay Big to Publish Fast: Academic Journal Rackets

Mike Neary and Sarah Amsler: Occupy: a new pedagogy of space and time?

Periklis Pavlidis: The Antinomic Condition of the University: “Universal Labour” Beyond “Academic Capitalism”

Curry Malott: Rethinking Educational Purpose: The socialist challenge

Jennifer de Saxe: Conceptualizing Critical Feminist Theory and Emancipatory Education

Mike Cole: ‘Abolish the white race’ or ‘transfer economic power to the people’? : Some educational implications

Mike Neary: Teaching Politically: Policy, Pedagogy and the New European University

Ravi Kumar: The Charge of Neoliberal Brigade and Higher Education in India

Dionysios Gouvias: The Post-modern Rhetoric of Recent Reforms in Greek Higher Education

Babak Fozooni: The Politics of Encyclopaedias

Gun-Marie Frånberg and Marie Wrethander: The rise and fall of a social problem: Critical reflections on educational policy and research issues

Imed Labidi: Arabizing Obama: Media’s Racial Pathologies and the Rise of Postmodern Racism

Maria Nikolakaki: Building a Society of Solidarity Through Critical Pedagogy: Group Teaching as a Social and Democratic Tool

Navin Kumar Singh: Exploration of Praxis through Personal and Professional Journey: Implications

Olli-Jukka Jokisaari: A Philosophy for Education in the World of Technology

Reza Pishghadam and Elham Naji Meidani: A Critical Look into Critical Pedagogy

Geraldine Mooney Simmie: The Pied Piper of Neo Liberalism Calls the Tune in the Republic of Ireland: An Analysis of Education Policy Text from 2000-2012

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at: http://www.heathwoodpress.com/monthly-guest-article-august-critical-pedagogy-and-the-constitution-of-capitalist-society-by-glenn-rikowski/

Dave Hill

 

Education

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION – VOLUME 10 NUMBER 2 (2012)

Now available at:
http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/content/pdfs/10/issue10_3.asp

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION
Volume 10 Number 3, 2012, ISSN 1478-2103

CONTENTS: 

Brian D. Barrett & Camille Anne Martina. Towards a Non-deterministicReading of Pierre Bourdieu: habitus and educational change in urban schools

Selva Guimarães. Public Policy and Teacher Education inBrazil after 1990

Peter H. Koehn. Transnational Higher Education and Sustainable Development: current initiatives and future prospects

Ravi Kumar. Imagining a Socialist, Democratic and Secular Society through Possibilities of a Common School System inIndia

Andrea Liesner. Peer Pressure: comments on the European educational reform

Alberto de Oliveira & Gilberto Abrantes Filho. Education and the Labour Market in Brazil

Mia Quint-Rapoport. Open Source in Higher Education: towards an understanding of networked universities

Johanna Ringarp. The Problem of the Welfare Profession: an example – the municipalisation of the teaching profession

David Geoffrey Smith. The Deep Politics of War and the Curriculum of Disillusion

James Stillwaggon. The Old Deluder, Educational Salvation, and the Limits of Distributive Justice

 

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY IN BRIEF

Alan Cottey. Clean People in a Clean World

 

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Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=1&issue=1&year=2003&article=9_Rikowski_PFIE_1_1&id=195.93.21.68

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at:http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=2&issue=3&year=2004&article=10_Rikowski_PFEO_2_3-4_web&id=195.93.21.71

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=4&issue=4&year=2006&article=7_Rikowski_PFIE_4_4_web&id=205.188.117.66

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education,Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/validate.asp?j=pfie&vol=6&issue=5&year=2008&article=11_Rikowski_PFIE_6_5_web

 

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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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World Crisis

SUPPORT RADICAL NOTES

From: Ravi Kumar: ravi@radicalnotes.com

Dear Comrades and Friends,

Greetings from Radical Notes. Taking our cue from Marx’s lesson that “to be radical is to grasp the root of the matter”, we initiated Radical Notes (http://www.radicalnotes.com) as an effort to understand the roots and ever innovative forms of “the guerrilla fights between capital and labour”, of the open, hidden and interstitial struggles within and against capitalism. Ideas become material force only when they are radical – revealing, not concealing, themselves in concrete analyses of concrete situations. They must rise, perpetuate and return in an anti-sectarian “generalisation” (Verallgemeinerung) of these struggles, imbued with “revolutionary passion” (die revolutionäre Leidenschaft). The focus on South Asia stems not from the facilitators’ comforts of cultural convenience, but from the need to concretise a ‘radical’ pursuit. South Asia provides us the opportunity to visualise the reproduction of ‘global’ capitalism and the struggle against it in a specific regional setting.

With this aim we have undertaken activities like:

Ø  Publish an e-journal (http://www.radicalnotes.com);

Ø  Host debates (through publications and meetings) on issues confronting the movements for social transformation in general and the working class movement, in particular;

Ø  Publish Radical Notes Series (printed and distributed by Aakar Books, http://aakarbooks.com) under which we include scholarly monographs and collections addressing theoretical and practical issues arising within the movements of the oppressed and exploited;

Ø  Publish Refoundations Series under which we plan to include monographs revisiting historical texts, documents, debates and movements;

Ø  Organise film shows followed by discussions;

Ø  Audio-Visual documentation of people’s struggle.

There are a host of other activities Radical Notes is determined to undertake in order to address the need for a sustained counter-narrative of resistance against the offensive launched by global capitalism. These activities would include diversification in terms of publications and more extensive use of audio-visual means to strengthen the radical voices, creation of more public fora to debate the ongoing movements and so on. Till now we have been organising the activities of Radical Notes mainly through financial contributions generated from among members of the editorial team. However, the expansion endeavour that has been envisioned involves more expenditure. We would, therefore, like to seek your support to sustain and expand Radical Notes, which has become a recognised voice of radical resistance.

Please let us know at our email address (contributions@radicalnotes.com) or at my address 
(ravi@radicalnotes.com) –– in case you are interested in supporting our activities. We would really appreciate the decision to become a regular supporter of the cause by contributing a fixed amount annually.

Looking forward to your support in the struggle against capitalist offensive!
Revolutionary greetings
Editorial Team
Radical Notes

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Ravi Kumar, PhD || Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

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Editor, Radical Notes, http://www.radicalnotes.com
Blog: http://againstcapital.wordpress.com

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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Capitalism

Capitalism

NEOLIBERALISM, EDUCATION AND THE POLITICS OF CAPITAL

 

A new paper by Ravi Kumar at ‘Radical Notes’

Read: Neoliberalism, Education and the Politics of Capital: Searching Possibilities of Resistance at http://radicalnotes.com/content/view/150/1/ (this is a modified and expanded version of the paper that appeared in the recent issue of Social Scientist)

Ravi Kumar, Ph.D. || Assistant Professor || Department of Sociology || Jamia Millia Islamia University || Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110025
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Recent Book (2010): Ghetto and Within: Class, Identity, State and Politics of Mobilisation (Aakar Books)
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Blog: http://againstcapital.wordpress.com and http://againstcapital.blog.com
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LA LUCHA CONTINUA

Ravi Kumar

 

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Athens, Academy

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION – UPDATE 6th SEPTEMBER 2010

 

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

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION

12-16 July 2011, Athens, Greece

Organized by the journals:

JOURNAL OF CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES (UK)

CULTURAL LOGIC (USA/CANADA)

KRITIKI (GREECE)

RADICAL NOTES (INDIA)

The venue of the Conference will be the city of Athens and possibly the surrounding areas

Conference Organizing Committee Coordinators

Dave Hill (Middlesex University, UK)

Peter McLaren (UCLA, USA)

Kostas Skordoulis (University of Athens, Greece)

Keynote Speakers:

Peter McLaren (UCLA, USA) • Amrohini Sahay (Hofstra University, New York, USA) • Dave Hill (Middlesex University, UK) • Aristides Baltas (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) • Ravi Kumar (Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi, India) and also speakers from the Greek education movement: Lazaros Apekis (Leader of the University Teachers movement against the privatization of university education) • Chrysoula Papageorgiou (Spokesperson of the Unemployed and part-time Teachers Union)

Important Dates:

Participants should submit an abstract of 300 words by: 15 December 2010.

Notification of acceptance of paper presentation by: 15 January 2011.

Full papers should be submitted by: 30 May 2011.

The papers will be peer reviewed and published in the Conference Proceedings.

Selected papers will be published in Special Issues of JCEPS, Cultural Logic and KRITIKI.

Abstracts should be sent by email to the following addresses:

DAVE HILL: dave.hill35@btopenworld.com

KOSTAS SKORDOULIS : kostas4skordoulis@gmail.com

Conference Fee:

The Conference fee is 300 Euros. The fee covers participation in the conference, the book of abstracts, coffee/tea/refreshments

during conference breaks and participation in the conference dinner in a traditional taverna.

The Conference fee for participants from Greece and all those in hardship is 50 Euros

The participation of unemployed and colleagues from the third world is free/no fees.

Please could fees be paid directly into the following bank account:

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE

Account holders: Katsiampoura Ioanna Nikolaos and Psomiadis Ploutarchos Andreas

Account Number: 719/703258-75

IBAN: GR4401107190000071970325875

SWIFT Code (BIC): ETHNGRAA

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Kostas Skordoulis, Efthymios Nicolaidis, Efthymis Papademetriou, Yiannis Maistros, Alekos Koutsouris, Spyros Sakellaropoulos, Themis Bokaris, Gianna Katsiampoura, Spyros Themelis, Theodoros Alexiou, Ploutarchos Psomiadis, Kostas Tampakis, Maria Darmou, Yiannis Bitsakis, Laokratia Lakka, Alexandra Lekka, Telis Gkiolmas, Vaggelis Koutalis, Ioanna Stavrou, Kostas Exarchakos, Ilias Boikos

Second Call for Papers: http://www.ieps.org.uk/PDFs/2010-12-06conf.pdf 

Participants’ Papers (added 29th May 2011): http://www.hpdst.gr/events/conferences/critical-education/presentations 

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