What the (University and College Union) UCU has exposed at both a national level and within individual universities is the shocking level of precarity in the sector. This is set to be a long struggle for the principle of public education.
I am not going to begin by saying that I found it a difficult decision to take strike action. I didn’t struggle over the decision at all. That is not… Read more »
While the English HE sector as done well financially in the last eight years, there is a culture of risk aversion within the university. In this post I think about the issues and consider some of the effects on my Faculty and on my work in education.
The minority Conservative government is teetering. They have no authority, they have no programme and they have no ideas. The Queen’s speech today was thin, the Conservative General Election manifesto… Read more »
The neoliberal consensus is broken, we need to start to think about what our education system might look like in the future
Teach First’s Social Mobility report is useful. But isn’t there an irony or paradox here? Can we address neoliberal problems through neoliberal means?
This is a quick response to the following report: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602487/Tom_Bennett_Independent_Review_of_Behaviour_in_Schools.pdf A review group was commissioned in 2015 by the then Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan MP, to look… Read more »
A number of well-meaning and well-intentioned neuroscientists and psychologists signed a letter in today’s Guardian saying that the concept of Learning Styles has no evidential base. Learning styles are well… Read more »
I began this post prompted by what appeared to be the indifference of the progressive middle class. Oh and I had a scrap on Twitter about economics. The argument went… Read more »
How political economy influences education policy and practice