Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

[Book Launch Seminar] Resources of hope in resisting neoliberalism in education (11 Oct 2019)

Description

The impact of neoliberalism on education has been to prioritise a competitive market approach where individualisation of achievement and competition, rather than collaboration among tutors and students, is foregrounded. Freire (2004: 110) argues that it is a deeply fatalistic discourse that speaks about the death of dreams whereas we should instead be fostering critical awareness of alternatives. The purpose of this seminar (based on our book Resisting neoliberalism in Education: local, national and transnational perspectives), is to provide some "resources of hope" (Williams, 1989) to counteract this dominant discourse through showing a variety of ways in which educators have resisted neoliberal ideology. We are defining resistance as has having two central dimensions: it must involve action (physical, material or symbolic) and be oppositional in that actors challenge or subvert dominant discourses and practices in some way (Hollander and Einwohner, 2004).We will draw on the perspectives offered in the book to illustrate how it has been possible to intervene to disrupt the dominant neoliberal regime in ways that will help emergent, more emancipatory, cultures to take root. 

How do I sign up?

Email callum.mcgregor@ed.ac.uk

Is this event catered?

No. Please feel free to bring lunch and refreshments.

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Oct 11 2019 -

[Book Launch Seminar] Resources of hope in resisting neoliberalism in education (11 Oct 2019)

A Community Education Research Group Lunchtime Seminar

Moray House School of Education and Sport
Charteris Land
Room 2.03