Critical Pedagogy

New Book Resisting Neoliberalism in Education Local, National and Transnational Perspectives Edited by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton

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Neoliberalism has been widely criticised because of its role in prioritising ‘free markets’ as the optimum way of solving problems and organising society. In the field of education, this leads to an emphasis on the knowledge economy that can reduce both persons and education to economic actors and be detrimental to wider social and ethical goals.

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An interesting piece in the New Statesman on the ongoing degree inflation (with First Class degree awards being 7% in 1994 and 29% in 2019) and how it might have much wider implications and repercussions for the UK economy in comparison with its competitors. The author asks why such improvement has not been reflected in soaring productivity – instead of the UK having one of the lowest levels of productivity amongst its economic competitors.

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The Social Justice Question: A Freirean Approach to Decolonizing Pedagogy, Methodology & Leadership - Antonia Darder

There is much talk internationally about providing socially just education within subaltern communities. Yet, often the practices within educational institutions perpetuate the coloniality of power and structures of inequality that fail to support decolonizing pedagogical practices.

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Lifelong Learning Policies & Adult Education Professionals: Contextual and Cross-Contextual Comparisons between Europe and Asia

I have just has the pleasure of attending a conference organised by the University of Wurtzberg in collaboration with the Asia-Europe Lifelong Learning hub, entitled Lifelong Learning Policies & Adult Education Professionals: Contextual and Cross-Contextual Comparisons between Europe and Asia.

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Professor Peter Jarvis - 80th Birthday

Three former professors of adult education, and the current chair, from the University of Glasgow were amongst some 100 friends and colleagues who celebrated the 80th birthday of Professor Peter Jarvis, the eminent adult educator, known to all in the field. Professor Lalage Bown, Emeritus Professor of Adult Education at Glasgow eloquently spoke of his contributions especially in the international sphere.

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Teacher2020

Entrepreneurship education prepares people to be responsible and enterprising individuals. It helps people develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to achieve the goals they set out for themselves.

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