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Education and equality: A critique of the ‘poverty of aspiration’ agenda

You can find a guest blog from Kim Allen (CelebYouth) and myself on the BERA respecting children and young people blog. This excellent project seeks to stimulate public debate on Social Justice in education in the lead up to the 2015 elections and I am very happy to have contributed to it. 27 more words


We were just as clueless 40 years ago

When my friends and I were growing up in the late seventies in India, selecting our subjects of study in high school and later in college/university, were a done deal. 608 more words

Social Culture

Higher education apocalypse or renewal?

As the years and months go by the voices become more insistent that universities across the developed world are in trouble and that many of them will collapse. 370 more words

Higher Education

Day 21 - The past is a terrible place to live

Today, I have been ritualistically murdering my past.
That’s a bit melodramatic.
I’ve been sorting through and disposing of the final batch of stuff from my loft in my last house (with the help of my parents). 443 more words

TIME Newsmaker Interview: Spelman President on Small College Success, the Flawed Fed Ranking Plan and How to Meet Smart Spelman Women

In June 2015, Dr. Beverly Tatum will retire after 13 years as the ninth President of Spelman College. During her leadership of the historically black women’s college in Atlanta, Tatum, 59, raised annual alumni giving to 41%—one of the highest among historically black institutions. 1,918 more words

Unexpected Ways Millennials Are Impacting Higher Education

In this blog post on Huffingtonpost.com, Zach Cutler talks about the changing needs of learners and outlines some of the ways that education will need to adapt to meet their needs. 7 more words

Amanda Ferguson