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JOURNAL FOR CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES – VOLUME 8 NUMBER 1 (August 2010)

JCEPS 8(1), AUGUST 2010

Table of Contents

1. Re-thinking normative democracy and the political economy of education. Paul R. Carr, Lakehead University (Orillia), Ontario, Canada

2. Neoliberal Ideology and Public Higher Education in the United States. Daniel B. Saunders, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

3. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing? a reply to Dave Hill’s ‘Race and Class in Britain: a critique of the statistical basis for critical race theory in Britain’. David Gillborn, Institute of Education, University of London, England

4. The New Assimilationism: The Push for Patriotic Education in the United States Since September 11. Liz Jackson, Educational Policies Consultant, Republic of South Africa

5. Neo-Liberalism and the evolvement of China’s education policies on migrant children’s schooling. Jie Dong, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

6. Freire: Informal Education as Protest. Susanne Butte, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

7. Some Social Consequences of Faith-based Schooling: A Comparative Study of Denominational Secondary Education in Thanet and Lille. Paul J. Welsh, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, UK

8. Access for Whom, Access to What? The Role of the “Disadvantaged Student” Market in the Rise of For-profit Higher Education in the United States. Bonnie K. Fox Garrity, Mark J. Garrison, and Roger C. Fiedler, D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York, USA

9. “Why Does Wearing A Yellow Bib Make Us Different”?: A Case Study of Explaining Discrimination in a West of Scotland Secondary (High) School. Henry Maitles, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and Erin McKelvie, Classroom teacher, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, Scotland

10. Manufacturing (il)literacy in Alberta’s classrooms: The case of an oil-dependent state. Albert Hodgkins, University of Alberta, Canada

11.  ‘Media Mediators’: Advocating an Alternate Paradigm for Critical Adult Education ICT Policy. Karim A. Remtulla, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

12. Schooling Ugandan Girls: a policy historiography. Mary Kabesiime, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

13. Transformation of the Turkish Vocational Training System: Capitalization, Modularization and Learning Unto Death. Ergin Bulut, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA

14. Alternative State Formation in Colonial Hong Kong: Patriotic Schools, 1946-1976. Lau Chui Shan, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

15. American Education Discourse: Language, Values, and U.S. Federal Policy. Chad Becker, Indiana State University, Indiana, USA

16. Book Review Symposium: Peters, Michael, Lankshear, Colin, and Olssen, Mark. (2003). Critical Theory and the Human Condition: Founders and Praxis. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Gabriela Walker, Alexander Rakochy, Margaret Fitzpatrick, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA; Colegio Roosevelt – The American School of Lima, Peru

17. Book Review Symposium: Kahn, Richard (2010).  Critical Literacy, Ecopedagogy, and Planetary Crisis.  New York: Peter Lang. Samuel Day Fassbinder, Greg William Misiaszek, Jorunn Thordarson, DeVry University, Illinois, USA; University of California, Los Angeles, USA; University of North

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DISCOURSE, POWER AND RESISTANCE CONFERENCE 2010 – CALL FOR POSTERS

DISCOURSE, POWER, RESISTANCE

Annual Conference 2010
30 March – 1 April

University of Greenwich, London

The 9th conference in the ‘Discourse, Power, Resistance’ (DPR) series will take place at the School of Education and Training at the University of Greenwich, London. The conference looks at issues of trust and distrust in the academy and beyond – in management, teaching, learning and research and in institutions and communities across cultural, social and racial boundaries.

Full information on the conference is available at http://www.gre.ac.uk./edu/dpr

CALL FOR POSTERS

We have set aside one hour on the Wednesday evening of the conference for delegates to view and discuss posters in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with wine and nibbles. Posters will be displayed in the Council Room of the Queen Anne Building.

Proposals for posters should be submitted to dpr@gre.ac.uk in the form of an abstract of 150-250 words, with title, name(s) of author(s) and institution(s). Posters accepted may be placed after the conference on a Posters Webpage, so that discussion can be continued after the conference, and may be submitted (preferably in PDF or Word format) to dpr@gre.ac.uk before 30 March 2010.

Information about the DPR’s journal Power and Education can be found at http://www.wwwords.co.uk/POWER

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Recession

Recession

RECESSION: ITS IMPACT ON EDUCATION, TRAINING AND LEARNERS

 

A London Region Post-14 Network Conference

Recession: Its impact on education, training and learners

14th December 2009

Institute of Education, University of London

The Post-14 Network is pleased to announce its latest conference “Recession: Its impact on education, training and learners” taking place at the Institute of Education, University of London.

During this period of extreme financial turmoil it is important that we consider the impact on learners and learning of the structural changes which are an inevitable consequence of the recession. Our panel of expert researchers will lead the conference through the complex interactions of the economy and education.

This important, strategic conference will assess the impact of the recession, the most significant for years, on learners and learning. What, if anything, have we learnt from the last recession? Where will the inevitable cuts impact, and with what consequences? Is there a global aspect to the recession, and how will regions and institutions respond?  How will learners themselves respond to the recession. The conference will explore appropriate responses, and consider curriculum approaches, and institutional structures that are best placed to deal with the consequences of economic and structural change. The conference will conclude with a consideration of the impact on London as a global city.

For more information please visit http://www.ioe.ac.uk/cpe/post14

Regards

Megan Farquharson-Roberts, PA to John Vorhaus and Project Administrator, NRDC – National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, Telephone: 0207 612 6476

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Higher Education

Higher Education

DEMONSTRATION AGAINST HIGHER EDUCATION FEES!

 

Government puts education into the hands of big business

No university fees! Demonstrate 28 November!

We won’t pay for the bosses’ crisis!

New Labour and the Conservatives are determined to make young people and workers pay for this crisis. On the one hand, they say there are jobs available for all, all you need is ‘determination’. At the same time, they slash funding for youth training and put corrupt fat cats in charge of setting university fees.

Lord Mandelson refused the National Union of Students a voice in the review of university fees because that would harm the ‘objectivity’ of the review. Instead, we have an ‘objective’ board of some of the biggest capitalists and privateers in Britain, chaired by Lord Browne. Lord Browne was Chief Executive of BP until 2007, making billions of pounds out of war in Iraq and environmental destruction. Browne left BP, amidst allegations of corruption, with a £5 million payoff and a £21 million pension pot. Is this man seriously going to say that society cannot afford our education?

David Eastwood, Vice Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, also sits on the review. As part of the Russell Group, he has been demanding students pay more for education for years. The university is currently trying to close its entire sociology department, without consultation with staff, because it is not bringing in enough money. Aston University’s vice chancellor is also ‘objectively’ reviewing university funding, fresh from slashing 18 jobs over the summer.

The rest of the board is made up of a former advisor to Tony Blair (the Prime Minister who abolished free university education), two NGO bigwigs and, unbelievably, Peter Sands, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank. Is he going to demand the same level of investment in education, in our future, that him and his peers have received over the last eighteen months? Of course not. The bosses organisation, the CBI, call for fees of £7,000 a year. Labour and the Tories say similar. Before the review board has met, the outcome is clear. Peter Sands, Lord Browne, Lord Mandelson and all the others want to make us pay for the crisis of their system.

£350 million cuts are being made in vocational education. Out of around 600,000 school leavers, 8,000 will get real apprenticeships, ones which lead to a job and a qualification.

Never mind that young people want to learn, want to work! Never mind that 55% think university education should be free! Since when did the politicians care what we think? Since when did big business and university bosses do favours for us?

Since we organised and fought them. Youth Fight for Jobs says no to university fees, no to writing off our generation, no to mass youth unemployment. We are demonstrating on 28 November – for real jobs, for free education. Join us in the fightback!

Join the demonstration in central London, Malet Street, WC1E, nearest tube Euston / Russell Square. For details of transport from outside London, see: http://www.youthfightforjobs.com/transport

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Mike Cole on Marx and ‘Capital’

My friend Mike Cole has an excellent reflective review of Capital: Volume 1 by Karl Marx in this week’s Times Higher Education.

I was particularly struck with how Mike started the article with an autobiographical note on how he read Capital: Volume 1 under the tutelage of Tom Bottomore for his Masters degree, and then moved on to outlining some of Marx’s key ideas. As someone interested in Marxist educational theory, I also appreciated how Mike made clear the significance of labour power for Marx’s theory of exploitation in capitalist society. I have explored the role of education and training in the social production of labour power in capitalism for many years now*.

You can see Mike’s reflective review at: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=407196&c=2

* See, Online Publications by Glenn Rikowski, at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Professor Mike Cole is Director of the Centre for Education for Social Justice, Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln. He is author of Marxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues (2008) and Critical Race Theory and Education: A Marxist Response (2009).

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LEARNING AND SKILLS RESEARCH NETWORK

Invitation

Learning & Skills Research Network (LSRN)
London and South East

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
Friday 5th June, 2.00 – 4.00pm

Venue: University of East London Stratford Campus
Full details of the venue and travel details to follow
http://www.uel.ac.uk/about_uel/why_uel/travelwise.htm


Speaker: Professor Yvonne Hiller on:
‘What’s Going on Down Under in Research in Post-Compulsory Education?’

I am pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the Learning and Skills Research Network London and South East branch to be held on Friday, 5th June, 2009 from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. RSVP to me below. Thanks to Rania Hafez of the University of East London, who has kindly agreed to host this meeting on behalf of UEL and LSRN LSE.

Please note that this meeting was originally pencilled in for this Friday, 8th May, but we have needed to change that. I hope this does not inconvenience you.
At the 5th June meeting, we are aiming to elect NEW CO-CHAIRS for the LSRN LSE Network. We have had two nominations for the two new Co-Chair roles for Sai Loo and Rania Hafez. If any other network member would like to be considered, please can you send an expression of interest to me by the 3rd June. Otherwise, if there are no other nominations, we will aim to discuss and propose the election of the new Co-Chairs on 5th June. I’ll follow up this email with an update message with minutes and the agenda.

We look forward to seeing LSE LSRN colleagues again on Friday 5th June!

Best regards

Dr Jill Jameson
Director of Research and Enterprise
Chair, LSRN London and South East
Fellow of the Institute of Learning
School of Education and Training, University of Greenwich
Mansion site, Bexley Road, Eltham, Greenwich, London SE9 2PQ
j.jameson@gre.ac.uk or jilljameson@gmail.com
Research Programmes Admin. Shirley Leathers Tel. 02083318058
Research Admin Officer: Linda Haworth L.M.Haworth@gre.ac.uk

 

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