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the dynamics of specific historical situations at the local rather than the national level, where learners and tutors could and did move between the available forms of adult education. As Tom Woodin points out, ‘the key distinction between radical and liberal education has a tendency to blur in today’s climate where both of these approaches can be portrayed as anachronistic’.5 It has to be remembered that both the WEA and its rivals, the Central Labour College and the Plebs League, were competing for similar students and the support of the unions. Looking at these

in Making socialists
An introduction
Budd L. Hall

working (Mora et al., 2010). Global competiveness is the game, we are told, among cities, regions and nations, with success being dependent on the creation and support of large numbers of well-educated, disciplined and flexible workers and managers. It is also critically important to note that, over the past twenty-five years, we have seen the dismantling of many of the structures put in place in our universities as early as the late nineteenth century, for the sharing of knowledge with communities. In England, liberal education is a song sung by increasingly nostalgic

in Knowledge, democracy and action
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Achievement and self-doubt
Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

Page 52 The 1970s food, the most pressing problems of social policy and public order. But the University was properly concerned with liberal education as well as with vocational training. Manchester’s Muhammad Ali mentality might provoke iconoclasm, its boastfulness barely conceal a fundamental insecurity. But David Aaronovitch, who read history at Manchester in the mid-1970s after spending a year at Oxford, a southerner not easily impressed by the self-congratulation of the north, found that ‘an enormous . . . and tolerant, liberal academic institution, full of

in A history of the University of Manchester 1973–90
Joe Earle, Cahal Moran, and Zach Ward-Perkins

to develop institutions that support academic economists in engaging with the public and ensuring that undergraduate courses provide a pluralist, liberal education. In the UK, about £4 billion of public money is spent on higher education every year, and tuition fees, which are Economics is for everyone  165 publicly backed by the student loan system, are also a significant part of university income.30 As UK taxpayers, we fund academic economics and have the right as a society to demand something in return. We should demand Public Interest Economics. It is

in The econocracy
Abstract only
Richard Taylor

democrat. The importance she attached to education was in part because, through her own experience, she realised the key role a liberal education, in the broader sense, could make to personal development. But even more fundamentally she believed that only through a full and intellectually rigorous education, especially in history and the social sciences, could an informed citizenry create a vibrant, participatory democracy. Thus, she was not anti-intellectual, far from it; but her emphasis was always upon activism, particularly collective action, to try to confront the

in English radicalism in the twentieth century
Print, dissent, and the social society
Sara Lodge

liberal education for their children. James Smith attended Alfred House Academy (1790–1) after spending a year at Hackney New College (1789–90), a better-known dissenting school, where Joseph Priestley lectured. Horace Smith attended Alfred House between 1791 and 1795. They would therefore have been gone before Hood began. But the fact that Hood attended the same school is suggestive of the cultural ties that bound writers born to nonconformist families in the early nineteenth century. Horace and James wrote for the Monthly Mirror, published by Hood’s father and owned

in Thomas Hood and nineteenth-century poetry
Dana Phillips

the Theodor Adorno or the Walter Benjamin in each of us. Here, every document of civilisation can be exchanged, quite directly, for a document of barbarism – and vice versa, too, or Blood-for-Roses if you like. Crake and Jimmy acquire a liberal education by playing the game, and each becomes a more critical thinker as a result. Or so Atwood suggests. (It says something about the redemptive way in which most novels continue to be read and received that while the hymns Atwood wrote for The Year of the Flood have been set to music by a composer from California (see the

in Literature and sustainability
William Welstead

voice’ (Padel 2009 : xviii). The collection of essays edited by Purton examines the influence of poetry on Darwin and of science on Tennyson. For Purton, ‘the men's minds seem to have operated in a strangely similar way, first moving to record and observe, and only then grasping imaginatively’ (61). This harmony between the disciplines described by Purton was disrupted in the 1880s by Matthew Arnold's attacks on Thomas Huxley as to what should be included in a liberal education. Purton sees this event as the ‘beginning of a complete rupture

in Writing on sheep
Orla O’Donovan

only anti-people and against economic progress, but equally against liberal education and scientific and technological advance’. As he mentioned in Corofin, Illich was also accustomed to dismissals for being mad and having little understanding of the human condition. Explaining his abhorrence of microphones, Illich made it clear that he had no desire to ‘speak at’ people for the evening in Corofin, preferring instead to engage in conversation. What followed was far from the conventions of polite conversation, with Illich’s ideas and intimidating conversation style

in Mobilising classics
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Recognition, Vulnerability and the International
Kate Schick

. Cosmopolitan education and the international In this section, I discuss cosmopolitan education, which is the prominent approach to thinking about pedagogy and the international. I focus in particular on Martha Nussbaum's influential account of cosmopolitan education, Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education (Nussbaum 1997 ). I

in Recognition and Global Politics