Post-16 Educator

by and for practitioners and activists . . .

 

Post-16 Educator is a quarterly magazine produced by and for activists in all sectors of post compulsory education.

General Studies Project

Set up in July 2013, the Project aims to recapture the experience of those involved with Liberal Studies, General Studies and General and Communication Studies.

If you were a lecturer in this field, and/or you’re in touch with someone who is or was, and you’d like to be involved in this research, please contact us at this email address.

To all UCU and other union branches with an interest in further, adult and higher education, the magazine is a 24-page quarterly produced entirely by and for practitioners and activists in these sectors

If your branch would like to arrange a subscription, please contact the editor on cwaugh1@btinternet.com and let us know how many copies you would like, whether you would want a PDF of each issue etc, and we will get back to you with a suggested subscription rate. For individual or regular individual subs go to Subscriptions.

The Real Radical Education?

Liberal and General Studies with vocational students in UK colleges 1950-1990 as revealed through interviews with practitioners who taught it.

Bulletin 1: origins; purpose; context October 2017


Bulletin 2: history; aims; legacy    November 2018



A Post-16 Educator occasional publication

 
 

Latest Post-16 Educator

Issue 97, October to December 2019

Organising to beat the Trade Union Act 2016 James Richards, Vice-President, Heriot-Watt University UCU Branch, describes their successful Get the Vote Out campaign.

University Technical Colleges: worthy of support? Stephen Lambert asks whether UTCs based on democratic accountability could overcome the academic/vocational divide and give young people skills to do jobs.

Plunder, extinction and resistance Jane Lethbridge reviews two recent books, by Guy Standing and Extinction Rebellion.

Ranciere and Jacotot Patrick Ainley reviews The Practice of Equality, a collection of articles about Jacques Ranciere's study of Joseph Jacotot, edited by Stephen Cowden and David Ridley.

Equality and Agency – a response to Patrick Ainley Stephen Cowden discusses some points raised in Patrick Ainley's review of The Practice of Equality

Time to revisit the Youth Training Scheme Robin Simmons argues that we should not forget the history of YTS.

Teaching strategies and materials Drawing on interviews conducted for the Liberal and General Studies Project, Colin Waugh looks at a key issue that practitioners faced.


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Articles, photos etc. wanted:


The editors welcome articles by and/or for practitioners and intending practitioners in any area of post-16 education, especially by women, plus letters, news items, materials and illustrations. Articles can be published without the author’s name if desired. The deadline for the next issue is 15th September for articles and 30th September for solidarity material about disputes etc. Contact us at post16educator@runbox.com

 

About PSE

The Editorial Board

The editorial board consists of grass roots activists from UCU and the NUT working together to organise readers and contributors into a national network that is democratic, that develops our practice and our thinking, and that equips us to take action over issues rather than always having to react to changes imposed from above.

The editors welcome articles of any length by and/or for practitioners and intending practitioners in any area of post-16 education, especially by women, plus letters, news items, photographs, materials and illustrations. Articles can be published anonymously if required.

PSE

There are several real debates going on in post-16 education at the moment. Practitioners need to engage in these debates before decisions get made. Post-16 Educator covers all the major issues in the post-compulsory sector.

Each bi-monthly issue includes news and commentary from those working within post compulsory education, plus regular contributions from other interested activists. Comprehensive news coverage picks up on reports in national and local media, together with academic and government papers relevant to the sector. Recent features have included the Israeli academics boycott, prisoner education, teaching practice and the recently formed University and College Union (UCU).

Subscriptions

Any individual or organisation can subscribe. Annual rates (4 copies) range from £3.00 (unwaged) to an institutional rate of £25 each year. Please click here for details of subscriptions.

Subscribe to PSE

In addition to the free online content, you can subscribe and support PSE and receive 4 paper copies each year from only £3. Click here for further details.