'education' Category

  • Myanmar: a new future through higher education?

    May 10, 2013

    Yesterday I participated in a ‘Myanmar-UK policy dialogue’ organised by the British Council entitled ‘Myanmar: a new future through higher education?’ This got quite a lot of coverage yesterday because the keynote address was given remotely by Aung San Suu Kyi who asked for Britain’s help in reconstructing Myanmar’s dilapidated university system (BBC, Times Higher, […]

  • Britain’s Post-Crisis Accumulation Strategy

    January 29, 2012

    According to today’s Observer, a Swedish company is to be allowed to set up a for-profit school in Britain. Although this development is described as the exploitation of a technicality, actually it seems to reflect the government’s wider strategy for restoring capital accumulation in the wake of the global financial crisis. Theorists from a number […]

  • Qualifications: What Universities Really Want From Pupils

    February 28, 2011

    I am quoted in a piece in today’s Financial Times on what universities want students to be able to do when they arrive at university: Lee Jones, a politics lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, runs a first-year undergraduate course on power and the state specifically designed to help students learn basic writing and […]

  • Emotional Well-Being and Social Justice in Education Policy and Practice

    November 17, 2009

    On Thursday and Friday this week I’ll be attending and speaking at the final seminar in an ESRC-funded series entitled ‘Interdisciplinary perspectives on emotional well-being and social justice in education policy and practice‘. I’ve attended most of the seminars as part of the ‘core group’ and was a discussant at one – I’ve written up […]

  • Oxford Admissions

    November 11, 2007

    One of my students is interviewed by the BBC in this piece on the forthcoming visit of Jesse Jackson to Oxford. Jackson will deliver a lecture next Tuesday on ‘Freedom and Education’ before being made an honorary fellow of Regents Park College, to whose undergraduates I teach IR. This is part of a broader effort […]

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