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WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD? FORUM FOR PROMOTING 3-19 COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION – VOLUME 54 NO.1 2012

Just published online at
http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/54/issue54_1.asp
[printed copies will be posted mid-April]

FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 54 Number 1, 2012, ISSN 0963-8253

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD?

Clyde Chitty. Editorial. What is the Way Forward?

Caught in the (Education) Act: tackling Michael Gove’s education revolution. Report on 19th November 2011 Conference

Clyde Chitty. A Divided Education System

Melissa Benn. Putting the Alternative Case: a twenty-first-century vision forEngland’s schools

Stephen Ball. Show Me the Money! Neoliberalism at Work in Education

Richard Hatcher. Gove’s Offensive and the Failure of Labour’s Response

Terry Parkin. Do We Need a Middle Tier in Education?

Bernard Barker.ComprehensiveSchools and the Future

Tim Brighouse. Decline and Fall: are state schools and universities on the point of collapse?

Susan Hallam. Streaming and Setting in UK Primary Schools: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study

Brian Matthews. The Labour Party and the Need for Change: values, education and emotional literacy/intelligence

Clive Griggs. Privatisation in Education: further reflections

Lottie Hoare. Margaret Miles: the educational journey of a comprehensive school campaigner

Paul Dash.SecondaryModernSchool Education: an essay in subjugation and repression

Paul Pettinger. The Evidence Base on the Effects of Policy and Practice in Faith Schools

Theo Creber. The Intersection of Community, Culture and Learning Processes within the Setting of a Chinese Complementary School

BOOK REVIEWS
School Wars: the battle for Britain’s education (Melissa Benn), reviewed by Clive Griggs, Bernard Barker and Derek Gillard
Assessing Children’s Learning (Mary Jane Drummond), reviewed by Michael Armstrong
Education for the Inevitable: schooling when the oil runs out (Michael Bassey) reviewed by Colin Richards
Politics and the Primary Teacher (Peter Cunningham), reviewed by Derek Gillard
To Miss With Love (Katharine Birbalsingh), reviewed by Patrick Yarker

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 support@symposium-books.co.uk
 

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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)

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Paula Allman

IN DEFENCE OF STATE EDUCATION

Just published online at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/53/issue53_2.asp
[printed copies will be posted mid-August]

FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education
Volume 53 Number 2, 2011: ISSN 0963-8253

SPECIAL ISSUE
In Defence of State Education

Clyde Chitty. Editorial. Campaigning for State Education

Howard Stevenson. Coalition Education Policy: Thatcherism’s long shadow

Neal Lawson & Ken Spours. Education for the Good Society

Melian Mansfield. The Role of Parents and Governors

Richard Hatcher. The Struggle for Democracy in theLocalSchool System

Patrick Yarker. Knowing Your Mind: teachers, students and the language of ability

Clyde Chitty. Differing Views of Human Intelligence

Richard Harris. Incompetence or Deliberate Manipulation?

Barry Dufour. Social and Political Education in British Schools: 50 years of curriculum development

John Morgan. Enquiring Minds: a radical curriculum project?

David Price. Learning Futures: rebuilding curriculum and pedagogy around student engagement

Sara Candy. RSA Opening Minds: a curriculum for the 21st century

Louise Thomas. Decentralisation for Schools, but Not for Knowledge: the RSA Area Based Curriculum and the limits of localism in Coalition education policy

Kate Stevenson. Music Education under Threat

Ian Creswell. Year 7 Accelerated Learning Curriculum 2006‑2010: from a concept to an outstanding curriculum

Trevor Fisher. Death of Meritocracy Reconsidered

Colin Richards. ‘Gove Moves in Mysterious Ways His Blunders to Perform’: an epistolary critique (with apologies to William Cowper)
Access to the full texts of most articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription. However, all articles become free-to-view two years after first publication.

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION. Subscription to the three printed 2011 issues (including online access to all available past issues) is available to private individuals at a cost of US$70.00 (approximately £43.00). If you wish to subscribe you may do so immediately at www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribeFORUM.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (campus-wide access). If you are working within an institution that maintains a library, please urge your Librarian to take out a Library subscription so we can provide full access throughout your institution. Detailed information for libraries can be found at www.symposium-books.co.uk/downloads/SYM-BOOKS-Rate-List-2011.pdf

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editor, Professor Clyde Chitty, 19 Beaconsfield Road, Bickley, Bromley BR1 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

 

 

**END**

 

‘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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Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

 

Blair's Educational Legacy

BLAIR’S EDUCATIONAL LEGACY: THIRTEEN YEARS OF NEW LABOUR

Edited by Anthony Green

Palgrave Macmillan (December 2010)

ISBN: 978-0-230-62176-3, ISBN10: 0-230-62176-7, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 244 pages

Providing an overview and Marxist assessment of Tony Blair and New Labour’sU.K.education policies, structures, and processes, the contributors in this exciting new collection discuss specific aspects of education policy and practices. This examination is set against the changing political and economic contexts of the British state’s responses to global and neo-liberal pressures.

Central themes include: New Labour and the education market state; New Labour, education, and ideology; and totality and open Marxism. 

Green’s work marks a timely contribution to Marxist analysis and Left critical assessment and is the first such collection addressing New Labour education policy.

Anthony Green is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London. He co-convenes Marxism and Education Renewing Dialogues (MERD), and is Series Editor for the Palgrave Macmillan Marxism and Education Series.

CONTENTS:

Introduction: Anthony Green * All the Wrong Answers: Labour’s Corporate-Centred Education Initiatives–Kevin Farnsworth * The Knowledge-based Economy and the Transformation of Higher Education: Issues concerning enclosing and protecting the intellectual commons–Molly Bellamy * The Professional Imagination: Further Education Professionalism in and beyond a Neo-liberal Context–Denis Gleeson * The Privatisation of Education Phase II: Perspectives on state schools the private sector and ten years of a Labour government–Thakir Hafid * Management and Governance of the School System–Richard Hatcher * City: Academies, Alienation, Economism and Contending Forces for Change–Philip Woods * Curriculum Change in the Blair Years–Terry Wrigley * Education still make you sick under Gordon Brown, Innit?–Martin Allen & Patrick Ainley * Ten Years of Education Policy and ‘Race’ Inequality: Whiteness or Neo-liberal Practice?–Alpesh Maisuria * Gendered Practices in Education–Rosalyn George & John Wadsworth

Blair’s Educational Legacy (at Palgrave Macmillan): http://us.macmillan.com/blairseducationallegacy

Palgrave Macmillan Marxism and Education Series: http://www.palgrave.com/products/series.aspx?s=ME

Blair’s Educational Legacy (at Amazon.co.uk): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blairs-Educational-Legacy-Thirteen-Education/dp/0230621767/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304672910&sr=1-13

Blair’s Educational Legacy (at Amazon.com): http://www.amazon.com/Blairs-Educational-Legacy-Thirteen-Education/dp/0230621767/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1304673063&sr=1-10

‘I Read Some Marx (And I Liked It)’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wyqJ9wxZ9L0 

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Ruth at UEA

RUTH RIKOWSKI NEWS UPDATE 33

 

Ruth Rikowski’s 33rd News Update is now out at: http://ruthrikowskiupdates.blogspot.com/

It includes writing on such topics as:  Douglas Kennedy, Gloucestershire Libraries, Energy Monitors, Managing Information, Critical Pedagogy, Peter McLaren, Marxism, Analytical Philosophy, Capitalism, MERD, The Feminist Library, Information for Social Change, … and much more!

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

 

Ruth at UEA

Ruth at UEA

Ruth Rikowski News Updates Progression 32

 

 

Ruth Rikowski’s 32nd News Update is now out. There are many exciting items, but one I am particularly interested in concerns the next MERD seminar.

The Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues (MERD) seminars were founded by Glenn Rikowski and Tony Green and were run by them both at the Institute of Education, University of London, from 2002-2007: MERDs I – X.
For more information about these events, see our website – http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=events&sub=MERD

MERD XII is being convened by Joyce Canaan, Tony Green, my good friend Richard Hatcher and Alpesh Maisuria. It will take place at the University of London Institute of Education on Saturday 21st November 2009. Whilst it is great that this initial impetus is now being built on by Cannan, Green, Hatcher and Maisuria, it is unfortunate (and is historically misleading) that the publicity for MERD XII does not include this basic information about the founders, and where to obtain information about the first ten MERD seminars. As Ruth says: “Hopefully, this anomaly will be rectified in future publicity.”

For details on this item and to view the other items, see: http://ruthrikowskiupdates.blogspot.com/2009/10/ruth-rikowskis-32nd-news-update.html

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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

Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues XII

From Critique to Contestation

MARXISM AND EDUCATION: RENEWING DIALOGUES XII

A Day Seminar, 10.00– 4.30, Saturday July 4th 2009, Birmingham City University, Perry Barr, B42 2SU, Attwood Building, Room: 044

This is to announce: the 12th Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues (MERD) Seminar

We will be focusing upon: Current Issues in Marxist Education Research

We are pleased to confirm the following line-up of speakers:    
Andrea Beckmann, Charlie Cooper, Richard Hatcher, Ken Jones, and Gurnam Singh

More information on paper titles and details of the timetable will be sent to you in due course.

The seminar is free but places are limited.

To reserve a place and receive a numbered ticket, please contact Joyce Canaan at: joyce.canaan@bcu.ac.uk  
A waiting list will come into operation when all the places have been allocated

Please forward this invite to those who may be interested

Convenors: Joyce Canaan and Richard Hatcher

The Marxism and Education: Renewing Dialogues (MERD) Seminars were founded by Tony Green (University of London, Institute of Education) and Glenn Rikowski in 2001. The first MERD Seminar was run at the Institute of Education in October 2002. For details on MERD Seminars 1-10, see: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=events&sub=MERD

 

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Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

New Issue

http://www.jceps.com

 

Volume 6, Number 2:
December 2008

 

Philip E. Kovacs, H.K. Christie
The Gates’ Foundation and the Future of U.S. Public Education: A Call for Scholars to Counter Misinformation Campaigns

 

 

Richard Hatcher
Selling Academies: local democracy and the management of ‘consultation’

 

 

James Avis
Class, economism, individualisation and Post Compulsory Education and Training

 

 

John Walsh
The Critical Role of Discourse in Education for Democracy

 

 

Anthony J. Nocella
Emergence of Disability Pedagogy

 

 

Paul J. Welsh
Social Deprivation, Community Cohesion, Denominational Education and Freedom of Choice: A Marxist Perspective on Poverty and Exclusion in the District of Thanet

 

 

Christian Fuchs and Marisol Sandoval
Positivism, Postmodernism, or Critical Theory? A Case Study of Communications Students’ Understandings of Criticism

 

 

Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz, Aura Mor-Sommerfeld, Tamar Zelniker, Faisal Azaiza
From ethnic segregation to bilingual education: What can bilingual education do for the future of the Israeli Society?

 

 

Anita Trnavcevic
The imaginary of commodified education: Open days at Slovenian grammar schools

 

 

Stephen P. Gordon, John Smyth, Julie Diehl
The Iraq War, ‘Sound Science,’ and ‘Evidence-Based’ Educational Reform: How the Bush Administration Uses Deception, Manipulation, and Subterfuge to Advance its Chosen Ideology

 

 

Charlie Cooper
Review Essay: Neoliberalism, education and strategies of resistance

 

 

Ashwani Kumar
Review Essay of Ross, E.W., & Gibson, R. (Eds.). (2007). Neoliberalism and Education Reform. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

 

 

Terry Wrigley
review of E. Wayne Ross and Rich Gibson eds.(2007) Neoliberalism and education reform. Creskill NJ: Hampton Press

 

 

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Volumizer Resurrection Four

 

 

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 here at The Flow of Ideas. Work has begun on this project, and the latest articles to be included are now available, as listed below:

 

 

 

2007

 

 

Rikowski, G. (2007) A Capital-friendly Culture for Further Education in the UK, 17th November, London, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=A%20Capital%20Friendly%20Culture%20for%20Further%20Education

 

 

 

2006

 

 

Rikowski, G. (2006) The Last Parents’ Evening, 18th November, London, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=The%20Last%20Parents%20Evening

 

 

Rikowski, G. (2006) Education Fireworks! 5th November, London, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Education%20Fireworks

 

 

Hatcher, R. (2006) Privatisation in England – A Reply to Rikowski’s ‘Dentist’s Chair’ Paper, 12th February, Birmingham, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Privatisation%20of%20Schools%20in%20England

 

 

 

2005

 

 

Hatcher, R. (2005) Business Sponsorship of Schools: For-profit takeover or agents of neoliberal change? 5th November, Birmingham, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=articles&sub=Business%20Sponsorship%20of%20Schools

 

 

 

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s MySpace Profile is at: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski