Teach-in this Tuesday

SOAS Occupation proudly present a teach-in afternoon this Tuesday 7th December. Many thanks to all the lecturers who have given their time and effort to put this on. Bring on the Free University!

1pm-1:30 – Laleh Khalili (Politics): “The experience of privatized education and its effect on citizenship & activism in the US”

1:30pm-2pm – Subir Sinha (Development Studies)“Opposing neoliberal reforms in higher education: what has and has not been said, and a comparative view”

2pm-2:30pm – Adam Hanieh (Development Studies) “The economic crisis and the global south – linking our struggles”

2:30pm-3pm – Paolo Novak (Development Studies) “Scaling up, localising, or cutting across? Scalar debates and resistance to neoliberal development”

3pm-3:30pm – Gilbert Achcar (Development Studies)“The present neoliberal onslaught in historical perspective”

3:30pm-4pm – Rahul Rao (Politics) “Solidarity and Criticism: notes from James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Edward Said and Frantz Fanon”

4pm-4:30pm – Nadje Al-Ali (Gender Studies)“Why Gender Matters: Public Policy & Activism”

4:30pm-5pm – Stephanie Blankenburg “Why we are NOT (all) “drowning in a sea of debt”.

5pm-7pm – Development Studies Seminar Philip Golub (IEE, Université Paris 8)“Power, Profit and Prestige. A History of American Imperial Expansion”

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One Response to Teach-in this Tuesday

  1. I could contribute to any future teach-ins specifically on education policy on which ssubject I am speaking to the London Met occupation today and at Greenwich University tomorrow (see below). Please let me know.

    Public lecture:
    ‘”Of our elaborate plans/ The end”, On government’s reception of the Browne Review in the context of the Public Spending Review’
    Patrick Ainley
    Professor of Training and Education
    in the School of Training and Education (as was)
    University of Greenwich,
    Queen Anne 080
    Maritime Site
    5 pm
    Wed 8th December

    The co-author of Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education (London: Continuum 2010) puts the government’s reaction to Browne’s review in the wider context of the ending of a phase of progressive educational reform beginning with the official introduction of comprehensive state secondary schooling in England after 1965 and going on to expanded F&HE, including the polytechnic experiment. He sees the Coalition’s policies as ending this attempt to change society and to solve economic problems through education. However, as education returns to shoring up existing privilege, the ‘brightest and best’ who win through relentless competition are increasingly and transparently revealed as the richest and most privileged – no matter how many (or in all likelihood, how few) bursaries the Russell Group provide for poor scholars. Such selection demands a justification and may find it in spurious genetic theories such as could be called upon in 1944. Looking still more broadly, Patrick follows Ken Roberts in asking what next for young people after the end of the long-baby boomer generation?

    Patrick Ainley
    co-author of ‘Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education’, London: Continuum 2010 http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=157236&SearchType=Basic
    Find me on Facebook with this email address
    and/ or follow me on Twitter as Ollover Krumwall
    plus see my webpage/ blog with Martin Allen at http://radicaled.wordpress.com/
    Motto: ‘Excrementum semper concitandum’

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