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Reimagining Education

edited by Lousie Regan and Ian Duckett

The Socialist Educational Association takes a comprehensive look at the education system and drawing on the experience of a wide range of education professionals offers an opportunity to reclaim education and create a system that truly meets the needs of our children and young people.

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Spain’s “Left” Critics

spains left critics

Spain’s “Left” Critics by Daily Worker editor JR Campbell and George Orwell and Spain by Bill Alexander, who was commander of the British Battalion of the International Brigade, provide a valuable insight into the political controversies and realities of the Spanish Civil War. JR Campbell’s demolition of the ultra left delusions which infected a section of the British left at the time gives a refreshingly partisan and contemporary account of the struggle to organise solidarity with the Spanish Republic Writing many years later Bill Alexander wrote to counteract the damage that George Owell’s mendacious and highly unreliable Homage to Catalonia done to historical truth. The introduction by Tom Sibley provides a valuable context to the period and discusses George Orwell’s political views and the revelations that he ended his life as an informer who denounced his literary and political contemporaries to the British secret police. £4 per copy plus £2 p+p Bulk orders over 20 copies post free 

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Reddest of the Reds

Reddest of the Reds  
SO Davies, MP and miners’ leader
by Robert Griffiths
STEPHEN OWEN DAVIES was one of the 20th century’s great rebels.  Robert Griffiths biography tells his story.
From working underground at the age of 12, he rose through the ranks of the South Wales Miners Federation and the Miners Federation of Great Britain. The police and intelligence services tried to disrupt his work with the Red International of Labour Unions and the League Against Imperialism. 
As the Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and a comrade of Aneurin Bevan, he campaigned inside and outside parliament against the Poor Law and the Means Test, and for the rights of workers, women and the unemployed. During the Great Depression, his efforts helped prevent the abandonment of Merthyr Tydfil as a living, working community.
He went to Nazi Germany to demand the release from prison of Communists and trade unionists. 
Labour leader Clement Attlee disowned him when he called for the US embassy and military bases to be closed following the ‘cold-blooded murder’ of the Rosenbergs. He led the charge against the alleged use of biological weapons in the Korean War. 

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Education for tomorrow

ETT 2019 Cover 72dpi
education for tomorrow
for state education
Quarterly journal of progressive education theory and practice
ISSN 2066-914S
New series first issue Winter 2019
£3 per copy plus £2 post and packing
£20 per year (4 issues)
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The battle for pedagogy
Dead facts or really powerful knowledge?  Terry Wrigley
Building critical consciousness through dialogic reading in the primary classroom  Phil Yeeles
Challenging neoliberal orthodoxy through creative pedagogy   Jess Edwards
Michael Gove and the implications of ‘elitism’ in education   Ken Jones
An inescapable concern:  The Scottish and English curriculum through the prism of Paolo Freire James Douglas
Pedagogy,  power and control in Welsh education reform  Dave B Morgan
Measured intelligence: moonshine and shadow  Patrick Yarker
No-one’s brain is pink  Kiri Tunks
We need roses too:  student voices in revolutionary Cuba  Aretha Green
Mastery mathematics: but who is the slave?   Julian Williams
What is happening to Early Years education?  Lucy Coleman
In search of a radical pedagogy  Gawain Little
Tony Farsky    Martin Brown