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Durham University

Policy, Professions and Communities Research Group

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Publication details for Dr Sol Gamsu

Gamsu, Sol & Hall, Richard (2019). A New Vision for Further and Higher Education. Centre for Labour and Social Studies.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Our systems of further and higher education are no longer fit for purpose. After decades of marketisation and years of austerity cuts, recent high-profile strikes in the education sector signified a service at breaking point. But what to do? How do we pursue education, not as a commodity, but as ‘the practice of freedom’?

How can we dismantle the elitism of higher education, the degradation of further education and create a system that promotes the values of justice, hope and solidarity? There are no easy answers but this collection of essays hopes to start a conversation about how we move forward.