Educational Eliminationism and Cultural Colonization
A Symposium with John Beck, David J. Blacker and Nina Power
Friday 7th November 2014, 2pm – 6pm (followed by drinks), the Westminster Forum, 5th Floor, 32/38 Wells Street
Reading Group Meeting:
Tuesday 11th November 2014, 1 – 3pm, Room 455 RS (Regent Street)*
*This special session will comprise of a Q&A discussion with the author of the text, David Blacker. Please also note the change to our usual meeting day.
- meeting introduced by Matthew Charles
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More info on the author:
David J. Blacker is a Professor of Philosophy of Education and Legal Studies at the University of Delaware and currently Editor of Education Review, edrev.info., an open-access online journal of scholarly book reviews.
His works include Democratic Education Stretched thin: How Complexity Challenges a Democratic Ideal (SUNY), Dying to Teach: The Educator’s Search of Immortality (Teachers College) and The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, which analyzes educational possibility in an age of economic and environmental collapse. Recent essays have appeared in the Monthly Review magazine and have served as a resource for the Occupy Student Debt campaign. David has recently become publicly involved in the boycott of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in a defense of academic freedom related to the “Salaita affair”.
Interview with the author: The Eliminative Turn in Education: An Interview with David Blacker
Wednesday 3rd December (Week 11), 1pm – 4pm, Room M215 (Marylebone campus)
Confirmed Presenters: Matthew Charles (Lecturer, SSH), Steven Cranfield (Senior Lecturer, WEx), Allan Parsons (Academic Liaison, MAD) , Leigh Wilson (Reader, SSH)