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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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The great university con

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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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British Council and the University of Glasgow join forces to provide training in Leadership Development in Ukraine - learning city spin-offs

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The British Council has recently made an award to Donetsk State University of Management in the Ukraine to progress the field of leadership development. A Certificate has been awarded as part of a training programme which included a week-long visit to University of Glasgow from the Rector and Vice Rector of the university and three other staff. The visit to Glasgow provided an opportunity to learn from the experience of staff at Glasgow University and included lectures, workshops and visits within the School of Education. A cultural programme was also organised in the city.

The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities - New Delhi, December 6th, 2018

As part of a project entitled, The role of universities in developing skills for Smart Cities, funded by the Scottish Funding Council from its contribution to the University of Glasgow’s efforts to develop activities concerned with the Global Challenges Research Fund, a group of academics from the University of Glasgow (Dr Srabani Maitra, Professor Mike Osborne, Dr Seth Agbo) visited New Delhi to participate in a Roundtable hosted and organised by the Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) organisation.

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Report on seminar in honour of Lalage Bown - 23 May 2018

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CR&DALL was delighted to host a seminar in honour of Emerita Professor Lalage Bown on 23 May 2018 in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow to mark her continuing commitment to adult education and international development in her 10th decade.

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CR&DALL and BSI Workshop - Equality as an Endpoint: Learning, Training and Global Pathways to Inclusive Development - 18 June 2018

An interdisciplinary workshop on 18th June 2018 at the University of Glasgow brings together views, perspectives, and insights from international policy makers and academics on effective learning and training for inclusive and sustainable socio- economic development of marginalised populations globally. According to the recent Human Development Report (2016) by UNDP average human development has improved globally; yet marginalized sections continue to suffer basic forms of deprivation.

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Mia Perry on international development: The Scotsman newspaper, April 5, 2018

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In an article published on Thursday April 5, 2018 in The Scotsman newspaper, CR&DALL core member, Dr Mia Perry, calls for "decisive changes to the way we collaborate...substantial resources will continue to be spent at a rapid rate; but the trajectory of change and development in the world will remain consistent with that of the past 50 years".

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