Education

Education

"This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism...I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals."

We are called to speak for the weak: A manifesto for critical pedagogy
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 31 March 2017 14:19

We are called to speak for the weak: A manifesto for critical pedagogy

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Henry Giroux, a leading exponent of critical pedagogy, writes incisively on the damage being wrought by school ‘reform’ in the United States, which is aimed at destroying any viable understanding of the connection between schooling and educating critically engaged citizens. The fight to challenge this neoliberal assault on their education…
Outdoor Ghost Lab at the Utopia Festival, Somerset House, London, 2016
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 20 March 2017 20:50

Social haunting in the Brexit coalfields

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Dr Geoff Bright introduces a fascinating arts-based educational project, concerned with remembering, re-imagining and re-enacting alternative community futures in the abandoned, de-industrialised pit communities in the North of England. Over this last three years I’ve enjoyed bringing together a team of academics, artists, community trade unionists and activists in what…
Education, Culture and Capitalism
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 04 March 2017 19:53

Education, Culture and Capitalism

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Chris Guiton presents a foundation essay for the education section, sketching out some of the links between education, culture and capitalism. The purpose of this introductory article is to sketch out the background to some issues around links between education and the general ‘cultural struggle’ which Culture Matters is aiming…