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The assault on universities : a manifesto for resistance

Author: Michael Bailey; Des Freedman
Publisher: London : Pluto Press ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, a Division of St. Martin's Press, 2011.
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With funding cuts well under way and many institutions already promising to charge the maximum GBP9,000 yearly tuition fee, university education for the majority is under threat. This book exposes the true motives behind the government's programme and provides the analytical tools to fight it. Widespread student protests and occupations, often supported by staff, unions and society at large, show the public's  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bailey; Des Freedman
ISBN: 9780745331911 0745331912 9780745331928 0745331920
OCLC Number: 724657205
Description: vi, 194 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: An Introduction to Education Reform and Resistance / Des Freedman --
The Idea of the University / John K. Walton --
What is a University Education For? / Neil Faulkner --
Fighting for the University's Life / Nick Couldry --
Economic Alternatives in the Current Crisis / Aeron Davis --
Re-imagining the Public Good / Jon Nixon --
The War Against Democracy and Education / Nick Stevenson --
The University as a Political Space / Alberto Toscano --
The Academic as Truth-Teller / Michael Bailey --
Impoverished Pedagogy, Privatised Practice / Natalie Fenton --
Student Revolts Then and Now / John Rees --
The Politics of Occupation / Feyzi Ismail --
Achievements and Limitations of the UK Student Movement / Ashok Kumar --
Beyond the Swindle of the Corporate University / Henry A. Giroux --
Education Reforms in a European Context / Marion von Osten --
International Students and the Globalization of Higher Education / Kirsten Forkert.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bailey and Des Freedman.

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