Transitions: Challenges, Threats & Opportunities across the Post-compulsory Sectors
The UK Government continues to reorganise and transform post-compulsory education to support the growth of a marketised and consumer-driven provision. There is a clear trend towards increasing competition, through the fragmentation and differentiation of provision, alongside increasing levels of bureaucracy, surveillance and practitioner accountability. As these neoliberalising tendencies increase and intensify, inequality and stratification associated with student cohorts, as well within and across the post-compulsory education sectors are further increasing. Those of us engaged in post-compulsory education have to meet and navigate the challenges posed by the transitions, developments and consequences of these changes.
This event is for all interested in post compulsory education and higher education including: Higher Education academics; College-based HE academics; Adult Education practitioners, Students and Community Education practitioners
call for abstracts
Academics and practitioners are invited to explore, question and discuss some of the difficulties and obstacles posed by this reshaping of education
Submissions can address any of the following aspects, although other topics will also be considered:
- Is there still space for innovative and empowering practice?
- What is the impact of the market in relation to social class, access and educational opportunity?
- What are the challenges facing diversity and inclusion as part of increasingly selective and competitive systems?
- What is the impact on student emotion, feeling, and desire in relation to knowledge and learning?
- What shape might/could the future of post compulsory education take?
Each proposal should provide:
- title, up to 25 words
- 250 word abstract [excl. references]
- 100 word biography
Please send your abstracts to Dr Craig Hammond (C.A.Hammond@ljmu.ac.uk) at the earliest opportunity but no later than Thursday 25 October 2018.
|09:30||Registration and refreshments|
|10.00||Introduction & welcome
Craig Hammond; Samantha Jones
|10.15||We do not have the luxury of being hopeless’: the optics and ontics of concrete utopia in education
Sarah Amsler, Nottingham University
|15.30||Summary & concluding comments|
|15.55||Completion of evaluation forms|
|16.00||Close of event|
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