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We don’t want this law !

The government of the Generalitat has just submitted a new bill to the Catalan Parliament: the LEC or Catalan Education Law. This is a major move entailing far-reaching consequences. Therefore, USTEC·STEs, ASPEPC-SPS and CGT have decided, as trades unions, to address workers and the general public in order to provide detailed information on the kind of measures this bill contemplates and to jointly evaluate the likely impact of its implementation. We believe that this bill will not solve any of the problems currently facing public education in Catalonia. Rather to the contrary, it makes big strides towards privatisation, handing over state schools to private enterprise. This is why we are inviting you to make your disagreement public and to sign the following manifesto, be it as an organisation or as individuals.

France : combat pour les Réseaux d’Aides Spécialisées aux Elèves en Difficulté

Vaste mobilisation cet automne contre le projet du ministre Darcos de supprimer 3000 postes dans les RASED. Héritiers de l’approche psychopédagogique des difficultés scolaires...

Education as a market: views from Africa

Over the last few years, a growing body of literature referring to the process of globalization/marketisation of education in developed countries has been published. Most often, economic determinism, whether considered from an orthodox or a critical point of view, is evoked to describe the evolution of education systems.
However, even though such a tendency seems relatively new in developed countries, this has long been the case as regards Third World countries. Consequently, a critical analysis of what has been happening there in this domain can shed light on what is happening in the North.
Examples of African countries are sometimes even especially illuminating because the ‘travelling concepts and policies’[[The definition of this concept refers both to the “agendas and discourses developed by international organizations such as WTO, the World Bank and the OECD” and to “management theory and economic policy ” applied to a special field, education in this particular case. (Jones & Alexiadou, 2001) ]] can evolve there more freely than elsewhere.

Ideological Discourses of the White “Bible” on Education and Training

“The White Paper on Education and Training: Teaching and Learning/Towards the Learning Society” (pub. by the European Commission in 1995) is a text of seminal importance because it seeks to outline an overall approach to education in the E.U. I’ll start with a crucial passage which serves as its fundamental working principle: “IV. Directions for the future: Everyone is convinced of the need for change, the proof being the demise of the major ideological disputes on the objectives of education. . . . The end of debate on educational principles: Heated debates concerning the organization of education and training systems—including debates on content and training methods --- have taken place over the last few years. Most of these debates now appear to have come to an end.’ (W.P.23).

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