Staff from our Department participated in the ECER conference in Hamburg 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future’
Fergal Finnegan from DACE was there as part of a symposium on resisting neoliberalism in education along with colleagues from the UK, the US, Denmark, Australia. Fergal was exploring the topic in relation to Irish higher education.
The discussion of the papers was led by Professor Kathleen Lynch of UCD was lively and engaged and was focussed on what people can do and are doing to resist the marketisation of education. The symposium was stimulating and dealt with the challenges of resistance and highlighted the diverse, creative ways this can be approached.
The symposium builds on the research showcased in a new book from Policy Press ‘Resisting neoliberalism in education: Local, national and transnational perspectives’ edited by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton who are leadings scholars in adult education and literacy.
For more information about the book follow this link