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May 2020

The Lost Ideas of 19th-Century Radical Socialist Education

14th May @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom

The Lost Ideas of 19th-Century Radical Socialist Education: From "Human Nature" to Culture-Building Our May Open Research Forum is on the topic of Co-operative Character and will be presented by Yaron Golan, Manchester Metropolitan University. Early Co-operators were among the first in Britain to articulate a science of human nature and a developmental psychology, and extrapolate pedagogical practices form them. Some of their ideas were uniquely radical, challenging the orthodoxy of the day, which viewed human beings as essentially self-interested…

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June 2020

Higher Education Policy and the Robbins Report (1961-1963)

11th June @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
Higher Education Policy and the Robbins Report (1961-1963)

Our June Open Research Forum is presented by Josh Patel, University of Warwick. The expansion of higher education following the ‘Robbins Report’ (1963) is rightly regarded as a premier achievement of the welfare state. However, a rereading the report illuminates hints of a pervasive liberal economic thought throughout the Report. The political philosophies of welfarism and liberalism, rarely perceived as allies, mutually supported one another in the report's recommendations. About Vaughan Open Research Forum Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of…

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