'Learning from 1968……. To the Present'
RADICAL INDEPENDENT BOOKFAIR
August 23rd 2008
Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
"Recent media reports on the 40th anniversary of the student protests of 1968 recalled students' discontent with class inequalities, civil rights and the increasing beureaucratic control of education. In 2008, in the grip of neoliberalism, recession, temporary contracts, job losses and increasing emphasis on 'employability' in education, it has been reported that today's students no longer want to change society or the education system, but instead just want their education to enable them to get good enough jobs so they can pay their rent. The August RIB will host a symposium that looks at these and other issues surrounding how education policy and practice has developed and changed over the last 40 years, and student/teacher responses to them."
1pm- Angela McClanahan (worker in higher education): Introduction
1.45 start- Benjamin Franks (worker in higher education)
2.05-2.10 start: Gordon Asher (student and worker in higher education)
3pm Christian Garland (author and activist)
3.20-25 start: Victor Vanni (Socialist Party of Great Britain)
3.40-3.45 start: Audience discussion, chaired by Angela