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The Great Reversal, Young People, Education and Employment in a Declining Economy

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The Great Reversal, Young People, Education and Employment in a Declining Economy

The Great Reversal, Young People, Education and Employment in a Declining Economy by Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley is being launched as an e-book (£1.99) and in hard copy (£4.99) at an ESRC seminar on precarious labour on 13th February hosted by the University of Greenwich Business School.

The seminar features Ken Roberts, Professor of Sociology at Liverpool University on ‘The real trend in social mobility: from upwards to downwards’, Lefteris Kretsos (Greenwich) on ‘The persistent pandemic of work precariousness and insecurity in Europe’ and Martin Allen (NUT) and Patrick Ainley (Greenwich) on ‘Too Great Expectations of Education’ with Ian Greer (Greenwich) and Liam Burns, (President NUS) contributing to a plenary with Maria Papapolydorou (Greenwich) in the Chair.

In seeking to provide both an examination and an explanation of the workings of the Coalition’s new learning policy and its relation to the economy and labour market, The Great Reversal expands and updates arguments about education made in the authors’ previous publication Education make you fick, innit? (Allen and Ainley 2007) but also about the worsening situation of young people in Lost Generation? New Strategies for youth and education (Ainley and Allen 2010) and in our previous e-book: Why young people can’t get the jobs they want and the education they need (Allen and Ainley 2012). Like these books, this short study integrates an interdisciplinary approach to education at all levels. This is essential to imagining an alternative to the current moribund economic system and for developing an education system that, instead of reinforcing the present, critically learns from the past in order to survive in the future.

When: Wednesday 13 February 2013
Where: Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, London, SE10 9LZ
Time: 2-6pm

This seminar is free of charge and formal registration is not required
For further details, see here.

The book can be ordered from on-line distributors and from www.radicaled.wordpress.com ISBN 978-0-9575538-0-4. 124 pp. £4.99 Hard copy, £1.99 Ebook (special rates for multiple purchase)

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