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General Educator 1-10 Articles by Colin Waugh 

General Educator 1 (Spring 1988) ‘Curriculum managers’ (2pp)
General Educator 2 (Summer 1988) ‘The usual reasons for leaving GS: how valid are they?’ (2pp)
General Educator 3 (Autumn 1988) ‘Polytechnical education and vocational preparation’ (8.5 pp)
General Educator 4 (Spring 1989) ‘Entitlement core: support the practice, clarify the concept!’ (2pp)
General Educator 4 (Spring 1989) ‘Gramsci’s views on the teaching of logic’ (3.5pp)
General Educator 5 (June-Sept 1989) ‘Why the NATFHE General Studies Section is changing its name’ (2pp)
General Educator 5 (June-Sept 1989) ‘Vygotsky’ (4pp)
General Educator 6 (Winter 1989-90) ‘The Plebs League’ (3.5pp)
General Educator 7 (Spring 1990) ‘Paulo Freire’s pedagogy of the oppressed (part 1)’ (4pp)
General Educator 8 (July-October 1990) ‘The core: what should the Section do?’ (2pp)
General Educator 8 (July-October 1990) ‘Paulo Freire’s pedagogy of the oppressed (part 2)’ ( 6pp)
General Educator 9 (November 1990-February 1991) ‘The ALE up to 1980: lessons for the Section in the 1990s’ (4pp)
General Educator 10 (Spring 1991) ‘Why Section members should take part in the Socialist Movement’ (2.5pp)
General Educator 10 (Spring 1991) ‘Review’ (of Hilda Kean, Challenging the State) (2pp)

General Educator 11 (July-August 1991)
Michael Cohen/Colwyn Williamson: Letter
Mary Heslop: Media monitoring
Des Halestrap: Even educated fleas do it: one lecturer's thoughts on profiling
Colin Waugh: Why the core is not dead
Birmingham NATFHE Liaison Committee: On the White Paper 'Education and Training for the 21st Century: keep colleges local
Jim Smith: Communication and language
Graham Clark: The death of liberal education
Paul Holmes: Open learning: an educational Trojan horse (part 1)
Richard Stone: Nicaragua - February 1991 - One year on!
General Educator 12 (September-October 1991)
Mary Heslop: News update
Colin Waugh: The White Paper
Des Halestrap: Can we have a computer game, sir?
Paul Holmes: Open Learning: an educational Trojan horse (part 2)
  James Avis: Teaching and learning
Richard Stone: A quiet night in Manchester (part 1)
Jim Smith: Review: Swansea
Colin Waugh: Review: the waning of curricular Thatcherism?
General Educator 13 (November-December 1991)
Mary Heslop: News update
David Crabtree: The White Paper Education and Training for the 21st Century
Sybil Lavin: The CROSSMAPS project
Richard Hatcher: Labour's education policy
David Crabtree: Institutional equal opportunities policies: how effective are they?
Gerard McElwee: Is flying a quality kitemark enough?
Richard Stone: A quiet night in Manchester (part
General Educator 14 (January-February 1992)
Colin Waugh: News update: September-November 1991
David Crabtree: Training and Enterprise Councils - tensions and contradictions
Martin Allen et al: New direction for education: what a Labour government should do
H. Carman: New directions for old? The alternative education charter
Jacob Friedman: An example of humane studies as an element within liberal studies
Pat Isiorho: The importance for white children of black history in the curriculum
Roy Stafford: Joining the priesthood? Vocational media education
Helen Tucker: The not-so-hidden curriculum
Richard Stone: The people of El Salvador: toward victory!
General Educator 15 (March-April 1992)
Keith Sellars: Into thy hands: a personal reflection on national developments in the education of adults
Mary Heslop: News update: December 1991 - February 1992
SAFE Campaign: The FE bill: save adult and further education
Janet Ash: Why adult basic education?
Don Carroll: Feeling like a manager
Colin Waugh: Media Education and General Education: what is really at stake?
David Crabtree: Vocational education and training and Britain's economic performance: part1: restructuring or retexturing?
David Crabtree: Government plans for post 16 education in chaos
Richard Stone: Costa Rica - troubled times
Des Halestrap/Graham Mustin: Letters
General Educator 16 (May-June 1992)
Mary Heslop: News - February-March
David Crabtree: Vocational education and training policy and Britain's economic performance: part 2: Fordism, post-Fordism and neo-Fordism
Len Arthur: Quality: a possible NATFHE view
Des Halestrap: A very wonderful time of my life
Jacob Friedman: Two examples of media education within liberal studies
Colin Waugh: Review: how can we get the 'intellectuals' we need?
Richard Stone: Central and Latin America: the 1990s
General Educator 17 (July-August 1992)
Derek Munton/Peter Glasgow/Harry Cameron/Don Carroll: Some comments by members of the NATFHE General Education Section's committee on how they expect the election result to affect their area of General Education
Colin Waugh: News: March-May 1992
Sue Thomas: Corporate colleges mean jobs slaughter!
Colin Waugh: Classroom discussion and the election result: how they are connected and what we need to do
Teresa Murray: Farewell to CPVE
David Crabtree: Vocational education and training
Jacob Friedman: An example of philosophy within liberal studies
Des Halestrap: Oral history goes to college
Richard Stone: Nicaragua 1992
General Educator 18 (September-October 1992)
News - June-July 1992
James Avis: Post-Fordist idylls: whither education?
Colin Waugh: GNVQ - work and education
Andrew Hughes: Review - the story of gardening
Des Halestrap: Quality and equality: why post 16 education must have both! What practitioners and activists can do!
Kerin Burke: Adult education
Avtar Singh Jouhl: Indian Workers' Association
Richard Stone: Politics of third world development
General Educator 19 (November-December 1992)
News - August-September 1992
Steve Bond: Double dare in Derry: adult educators try to bridge north/south divide
Colin Waugh: Racism in white students: how it relates to general education
Anne Kelleher: A measured glance at the situation in Northern Ireland
Jacob Friedman: Liberal studies and science students - 1. Discussion of maturity
Kerin Burke: Review
Richard Stone: Honduras 1992
Iori Williams: Letter
General Educator 20 (January-February 1993)
News - October-December 1992
Ian Duckett: Appraisal: making it what it claims to be
Liz Spilman: 'Incorporation: organising for valid General Education'
Colin Waugh: The Section's 'Where we stand' statement: will it be relevant under incorporation?
Don Carroll: Assessing NVQs: outcome lust - cut price apocalypse
Richard Stone: Central and Latin America: prevailing conditions and recent initiatives
Jacob Friedman: Liberal studies and science students - 2. Religion
Writing for General Educator: guidelines
General Educator 21 (March-April 1993)
News - December 1992-January 1993
Core Skills and GNVQs update
Brett Kerton: Open College Networks: new opportunities
Colin Waugh: Pat Fahey
David Crabtree: Dyslexia: is it just a case of poor spelling?
Jacob Friedman: Liberal studies and science students - 3. Hippies, religion and drugs
Colin Waugh: Review
Richard Stone: Argentina (December 1992)
General Educator 22 (May-June 1993)
News Update: February-March 1993
Colin Waugh: Incorporation: results and prospects
AGM decisions 20/2/93
Ian Duckett/Francis Bove: For a real student centred learning
Teresa Murray: General Education and incorporation: what practitioners can do
Colin Waugh: Incorporation and General Education
Patrick M. Doherty: Ireland: reply to Anne Kelleher
General Studies Workshop on Ireland
Richard Stone: Nicaragua - January 1993
General Educator 23 (July-August 1993)
News update: March-May 1993
Bernadette Collins: GNVQs NVQs and Core Skills
GNVQ franchising - a health warning
Bernadette Collins: GNVQ Level 1 - will there? won't there?
Official responses to Section AGM motions on GNVQs
Andrew Hughes/Joan Wainwright: BTEC Art and Design: General Education elements
Prison education
Don Carroll: Quality: do you want it good or do you want it Thursday?
Curriculum development and open learning
Assessor awards and 'qualified lecturer' status
Colin Waugh: General Education and Adult Basic Education under incorporation: the struggle within study support
Derek Munton: Training for worth
Claudia Noel: Ethnic minority parents' use of libraries
Richard Stone: Drug trafficking
General Educator 24 (September-October 1993)
News update: June-July 1993
Len Arthur: HE - let's get tough
Geraldine Thorpe/Patrick Brady: Victory at Swansea - Lessons of the Swansea case
Colin Waugh: Towards a rank and file linkup
Don Carroll: Marketing your methods: avoiding market farces
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: Saint-Simon
Colin Waugh: 'What sort of education do school students need?' A framework for discussion
Richard Stone: Brazil
General Educator 25 (November-December 1993)
Colin Waugh: Dick Jones, 1944-1993: socialist, union activist, General Education teacher
News update: August-October 1993
GNVQs and Core Skills (BTEC)
Chris Richards: Who are WE(A)?
Section survey of General Education practitioners
Liz Spilman: Meno: looks like another case for the General Education Section
David Crabtree: Credit accumulation and transfer
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: Fourier (part 1)
Andrew Hughes: Quality: making it happen inside a college
Colin Waugh: Review: class and skill
Richard Stone: Ecuador 1993
General Educator 26 (January-February 1994)
News update: October-December 1993
Fight the racist attack on Black students' course! End victimisation of Black course leader!
More on GNVQ
Derek Munton: GNVQ=getting nowhere very quickly
Sue Taylor: General Education: death or metamorphosis
David Pavett: Can real studies ever be general?
Colin Waugh: Some weaknesses in David Pavett's case against 'general studies'
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: Fourier (part 2)
Judith Banbury: BBC continuing education television
Pat Ainley: letter
General Educator 27 (March-April 1994)
News update: December 1993-February 1994
Brian Gee: Managing GNVQ: a cross-college approach
Janette Edwards: Core Skills and GNVQs
Martin Allen: School curriculum review: another twist
Eric Saunders: Counselling and student services
Kingsmead Support group: First they came for the good headteachers . . .
Don Carroll: NVQ=not very qualified?
Jessica Pickard: Academic=bad, vocational=good?
Colin Waugh: NCVQ: should we side with Professor Smithers?
Gary Taylor: Socialism and eduction: Owen and New Lanark
Richard Stone: Vietnam, January 1994
General Educator 28 (May-June 1994)
News update: February-April 1994
Ian Duckett: The trials of TEFL or 14 pitfalls for the summer school teacher
Jill Francis/Liz Walters/Brian Gee: Section conference 5/3/94: Core Skills and GNVQ - is there space for critical education?
Geraldine Thorpe/Pat Brady: The commercialisation of further and higher education?
Pat Ainley: Education, training and democracy
David Robinson: Neither Jessup nor Smithers!
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: Owen and Owenism
Colin Waugh: Towards an education linkup
General Educator 29 (July-August 1994)
News update: April-June 1994
Conference fringe meeting: the NCVQ debate
Derek Munton/Teresa Murray: Lesson: the unhappy grease monkey
NATFHE General Studies Section: Assessment: what we said
Sandy Irvine: Good earth-keeping?
Peter Glasgow: Interview with a practitioner - Frank Mellon
Colin Waugh: Socialism and education - 'utopian' education, state education and workers' self-education
Richard Stone: Vietnam: housing
General Educator 30 (September-October 1994)
News update: June-August 1994
Brian Gee: Managing GNVQ: a role for project management
Don Carroll: Lesson - thinking critically
Jan Koene: FE in crisis: what needs to be done
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Lauri Say
Vikki Smith: GNVQ Business: new courses, new issues?
General Educator 31 (November-December 1994)
News update: August-October 1994
Towards a saner 16-19 system
Derek Munton/Teresa Murray: Is Smithers right after all?
Avtar S. Jouhl: The dilemma in TU education
Harry Cameron: Lesson - thinking critically: transport policy and social inequalities
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Jo Betts
Richard Stone: Education in Vietnam today
Colin Waugh: What sort of Problem Solving do we need?
General Educator 32 (January-February 1995)
News update: October-December 1994
Colin Waugh: Why we need a real rank and file
Kathy Baker/Dan Taubman/Ken Jones/Teresa Murray: 14-19 education: the way forward
Margaret Baumann: Bloody foreigners!
Shobi Warwick: How schools exclude black children
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: 7. Marx and Engels
Defend Liz Knight!
General Educator 33 (March-April 1995)
News update: December 1994-February 1995
Teresa Murray: Section 14-19 conference 19/11/94: summary of comments by floor speakers
BTEC's GNVQ/National Diploma bombshell: full text of letter
Colin Waugh: Interview with practitioners - Arthur Billington and Kitty Howarth
Stop the redundancies at Southwark and Hackney!
Don Carroll: MCI=making the curriculum irrelevant
Sue Taylor: Gender issues in unions
Colin Waugh: Lesson - disgusting foods
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: 8. The German Ideology
John Akker: Letter
General Educator 34 (May-June 1995)
Geraldine Thorpe/Pat Brady/Steve Bond: Letters
News update: February-April 1995
Ray Ferris: Southwark strikers force management climbdown
Steve Bond: 'Making connections' - report on an unusual and exciting adult education event
14-19 education: towards a saner system
Teresa Murray: Lesson - trades union representation in the workplace
Don Carroll: Thinking value, adding critically
Colin Waugh: Needed: a movement for valid Core Skills
General Educator 35 (July-August 1995)
Letter from the editors
News update: April-June 1995
Colin Waugh: CONEL: why A-levels must stay at Tottenham
CAFAS news: the Majid case
Martin Allen: 14-19 issues, the Dearing Report and the NUT
Ian Duckett: Lesson - reading between the lines
Sue Taylor: Are young Asians 'between two cultures'?
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Bernadette Collins
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: 9. Marx on education, industry and the fall of capitalism
General Educator 36 (September-October 1995)
News update: June-August 1995
Ian Duckett: Core Skills
CONEL update: Governors go ahead with Tottenham centre A-level cut
Roy Stafford: Watch out for SCAA
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Shobi Warwick
Don Carroll: Feedback is food?
Colin Waugh: Lesson - 'mind' and 'matter'
Colin Waugh: Problem solving: a model
General Educator 37 (November-December 1995)
News update: August-October 1995
Integrating environmental education
Europe Singh: FETV
Teresa Murray: Lesson - case study: Leisure and Tourism
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Graham Mustin
Education: towards a valid concept 1. Mary Wollstonecraft
Colin Waugh: Professor Smithers' attack on Core Skills: is he right?
General Educator 38 (January-February 1996)
News update: October-December 1995
West Kent: 'Yours in a hell of a battle . . .'
Martin Allen: The NUT's Road to Equality
Alan Smithers: Core Skills
Bernadette Collins: Lesson - library search
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Maggie Reeves
Education: towards a valid concept 2. Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Don Carroll: Contract killing
General Educator 39 (March-April 1996)
News update: January-February 1996
Rotherham NATFHE members fight to save their jobs and their college
Bolton strike ends in defeat for management
West Kent fight goes on
Campaign for Free Education
Core Skills in the Capey and Beaumont reports
Jan Pollock: Challenging oppression: teaching history for Fresh Horizons
James Avis: Progressive practice, markets and managerialism
Education: towards a valid concept: 3. Jamaica Kincaid
Colin Waugh: Lesson: GNVQ discussion assessment - engineering
Alec Turner: General education and core skills
Colin Waugh: Core Skills: comments on some of the points raised by Robinson, Smithers and Turner
General Educator 40 (May-June 1996)
News update: February-April 1996
Teresa Murray: Mid Kent redundancies struggle
Pat Brady and Geraldine Thorpe: Dearing and the commercialisation of HE
Judith Banbury: The Internet and FE: blind data?
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Teresa Murray (1)
Education: towards a valid concept 4. Kevin Harris
Bernadette Collins: Lesson - working with others
Sue Taylor: How to support dyslexic students
Don Carroll: Managing upwards
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: 10. William Godwin (part 1)
General Educator 41 (July-August 1996)
News update: April-June 1996
All-out, indefinite strike at Soundwell
North East London: staff and community face the biggest cut anywhere
Colin Waugh: Dearing's concept of Core Skills
Education: towards a valid concept 5. Manning Marable
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner: Teresa Murray (2)
Colin Waugh; Lesson - assignment: new technology in a workplace
Graham Mustin: Review: Communication Studies
Keith Venables: Review - the comprehensive gold standard
Gary Taylor: Socialism and education: 11. William Godwin
General Educator 42 (September-October 1996)
Colin Waugh: Urgent: request for support
News update: June-August 1996
Pat Walsh: Accrington and Rossendale: 340 part time lecturers sacked
Barry Lovejoy: All out on 15th October!
Jan Pollock: Making the least of the great jewel robbery?
Martin Allen: Labour Policy: Aiming Higher or Dearing Mark 2?
Len Arthur and Elizabeth Lawrence: Perspectives for union work in Higher Education: a discussion document
Education: towards a valid concept 6. Albert Hunt
Derek Munton: Lesson - rational decisions
Ian Duckett: Core Skills in the USA
Don Carroll: The orgy of 'OrgFE'
General Educator 43 (November-December 1996)
News update: September-October 1996
National strike in budget week: all out on 28th November
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner - Brian Gee
Barnsley College communication Team: Lesson - buying a house
Claire Fox: Whatever happened to education, education, and education?
Review: GNVQ Media
Colin Waugh: Socialism and education: 12. Marx and Engels' concept of education
Education: towards a valid concept 7. John McIlroy
General Educator 44 (January-February 1997)
Editorial: Steps towards rebuilding an active Gen. Ed section in NATFHE: comments needed
News update: October-December 1996
Pat Walsh sacked on 20/12/96
FE cuts in Hackney: turn the anger into action
Roy Stafford: Media meltdown
Pat Ainley: The crisis in post 16 education
Dave Hill: Brief autobiography of a bolshie dismissed
Stephen Nash: Problems in vocational training
Education: towards a valid concept: Westergard and Resler; Baran
Colin Waugh: Lesson - problem solving: logic exercise
General Educator 45 (March-April 1997)
News update: January-February 1997
Liz Lawrence: The Accrington victimisation: national solidarity needed now
16-19 education and training: how Labour could bring sanity into the system
Ian Duckett: Lesson - international relations assignment
Colin Waugh: Interview with a practitioner: Dave Peggs
Peter Murry: Review - women's studies
Roy Stafford: Review - GNVQ Media
Nelson and Colne dispute can be won!
General Educator 46 (May-June 1997)
News update: March-April 1997
Ian Duckett: Key Skills update
Robin Parrish: Southwark NATFHE on all-out strike to defend education
Peter Murry: Victimisations at London Guildhall University
Dave Welsh: The South Thames March action
Liz Lawrence: NATFHE and the anti-union laws
Colin Waugh: 16-19: what we should be demanding and organising for
Education: towards a valid concept 9. CCCS Education Group
Jackie Waters: Application of number: processing the results of a questionnaire
Dave Peggs: Review - media
General Educator 47 (July-August 1997)
News update: April-June 1997
Two of Guildhall four reinstated
Southwark College: lecturers return to work
Liz Lawrence: Breaking down binary divides
Colin Waugh: Lesson- spelling
Education: towards a valid concept 10. Paulo Freire
Don Carroll: Dire struts
Roy Stafford: Review - Brian Dutton's The Media
Colin Waugh: The Nut core: towards a virtual Labour College
General Educator 48 (September-October 1997)
Martin Allen: Letter
News update: June-August 1997
Liz Lawrence: A first look at the Dearing report
Campaign for Free Education: The case for free education
Education: towards a valid concept 11. David Robins and Philip Cohen
Colin Waugh: Lesson - fitness centre assignment
Southwark College NATFHE coordinating committee: Could the strike have won?
Paul Cooper: How not to lead a strike
General Educator 49 (November-December 1997)
News update: September-October 1997
John Giddins: Sacked and struggling in Doncaster
Zoe Hardy: John Giddins: your support needed now
Susan Bender: Employers' responsibility for training
Claire Fox: The dumbing down of higher education
Colin Waugh: Some issues we face
General Educator 50 (January-February 1998)
Rebuild the Section!
Andrew Perchard: Letter
News update: November-December 1997
Peter Murry: The Kilburn industrial tribunals: a dismal saga
Clara Donnelly/Francis Beckett/Anita Goldsmith: Education Beyond 16 conference report
Colin Waugh: Lesson - reasoning and presentation: proverbs
Martin Allen: The Government's approach to 16-19 qualifications: how much of it can we support?
Alec Turner: GNVQ and access to higher education
General Educator 51 (March-April 1998)
Stephen Nash: Letter
News update: December 1997-February 1998
John Giddins on college governance and management: Pat Ainley/Peter Murry/Jan Pollock: The 'dumbing down' discussion
Dave Lipka/Linda Dye: Lesson - Understanding audience
Kathy Egan: Maybe General Studies wasn't so bad after all!
Colin Waugh: What kind of education do we need?
Don Carroll: review - the business of learning
General Educator 52 (May-June 1998)
News update: February-April 1998
Pat Ainley: Individual learning accounts
Peter D. Ashworth and Liz Lawrence: Technical rationality in higher education
Richard Simpson: Review - struggles for justice
Colin Waugh: Dumbing down, de-skilling and Key Skills
Colin Waugh: Lesson - problem solving: maze
John Potter: Citizenship and learning through community service
General Educator 53 (July-August 1998)
News update: April-June 1998
Cricklade: sleaze-ridden managers target branch officers
Croydon: defend trade union rights!
Towards real lifelong learning
Ian Duckett: Lesson - what's the big idea?
Colin Waugh: Citizenship, comradeship, democracy and Working With Others
General Educator 54 (September-October 1998)
Colin Waugh: Why we need a NATFHE Key Skills Section
Jan Pollock: Letter
News update: June-August 1998
Caroline Benn: The campaign for comprehensive education beyond 16
Colin Waugh: Lesson - Art and Design
Colin Waugh: Review - dialectics
Diane hunter: Review - psychology
Steve Bond: Hope Valley College 40 years on
Education: towards a valid concept: 12. Robert H. Thouless
General Educator 55 (November-December 1998)
News update: August-October 1998
Croydon update
Remission struggle at North West London
Cricklade: action needed by all branches
Education: towards a valid concept 13. Frantz Fanon
Colin Waugh: Lesson - democratic procedure in meetings
Terry Hyland: Key Skills, chimeras and general education
Anne Hudson: Time to work towards our own, alternative national curriculum
Colin Waugh: Alison Wolf's TES article: is Key Skills really the rotten core that could kill GNVQs?
General Educator 56 (January-February 1999)
Martin Allen: Letter
News update: November-December 1998
Ken Bone/Dave Welsh: FE and PFI: yet another step towards privatisation?
Alex McEwen/Carol McGuinness/Damian Knipe: Comparing teaching and learning in A-levels and advanced GNVQs
Colin Waugh: Lesson - tackling one form of racism by training students to reason
Education: towards a valid concept 14. John Holt
Don Carroll: Doctoring learning (1)
General Educator 57 (March-April 1999)
News update: December 1998-February 1999
MANCAT: round one to the union
UNL and the contract from hell
Dave Lipka: Lesson - 'win as much as you can'
General Studies Workshop: Who will educate the guardians?
Pat Ainley: Key skills or key knowledge?
Colin Waugh: Why we should work for the return of FHE to the public sector under democratic control
Martin Jones: Research: assessing the Training and Enterprise Councils
Education: towards a valid concept 15. Henry Giroux
Don Carroll: Doctoring Learning (2)
General Educator 58 (May-June 1999)
Alison Wolf: Letter
News update: March-April 1999
Jo Betts: Halton (part 1)
Derek Munton: Lesson - the zebra crossing: an in-tray exercise
Sue Taylor: Welcome to the Internet
Ian Duckett: Working for a valid Key Skills in Lithuania
Colin Waugh: Problem solving: a bibliography
Don Carroll: Doctoring learning (3)
Education: towards a valid concept 16. James Baldwin
General Educator 59 (July-August 1999)
News update: May-June 1999
Peter Murry: Letter
Jan Pollock: Will lifelong learning work?
Jo Betts: Halton (part 2)
Martin Allen: New Labour's post 16 policy
Peter Murry: The ripples spread out and the stone sinks without trace?
Sherry Hallmond: Why don'' we have key skills insport?
Don Carroll: Doctoring learning (4)
Education: towards a valid concept 17. Antonio Gramsci
Colin Waugh: Lesson - action planning
General Educator 60 (September-October 1999)
Pat Ainley: Letter
News update: June-August 1999
John Fernandes: Lessons of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry for NATFHE and other TUs
Don Carroll: Doctoring Learning (5)
Colin Waugh: Problem solving: does Vygotsky's model fit logic problems?
Colin Waugh: Lesson - logic problem: engineering stores
General Educator 61 (November-December 1999)
News update: August-October 1999
Sheffield College NATFHE Coordinating Committee: Proper education not cheap imitation!
Instructor grades - the new management offensive
Colin Waugh: Blair's post 16 agenda: what we should try to win instead
Barnsley College Communication Team: Lesson - communication: directions
Gill Evans: Whistleblowing in further and higher education
Don Carroll: Doctoring learning (6)
General Educator 62 (January-February 2000)
News update: November-December 1999
Senior managers and public funds
Colin Waugh: Review - Learning Policy: a powerful indictment - but what role is the working class to play?
Kwame Glevey: Thinking
Colin Waugh: Lesson - notetaking using a passage from The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Kate Foster: Schools for socialism - Bolsheviks and education
General Educator 62 (March-April 2000)
News update: January-February 2000
Sheffield struggle continues within New Labour test-bed
Liz Lawrence/Sarah Shooter/John Giddins: Post 16 education: whose agenda?
Colin Waugh: Lesson - art and design: group critique
General Studies Workshop: Why the section must succeed
Elli Kwame Glevey: Rethinking teaching thinking
General Educator 64 (May-June 2000)
News update: February-April 2000
'I was only joking' says principal
Colin Waugh: Lesson - traffic hazards exercise
Don Carroll: Measurement and knowledge workers
Douglas Holly: The meaning of 'competence'
Colin Waugh: What are Learning and Skills Councils really for?
General Educator 65 (July-August 2000)
Sweeney's review threatens Sheffield with 'educational vandalism'
News update: May-June 2000
Pat Ainley: The Laura Spence affair
Colin Waugh: Lesson - evaluation checklist
Jon Duveen/Philippe Harari: Whose learning? Whose success?
Colin Waugh: Key Skills in Curriculum 2000
General Educator 66 (September-October 2000)
Update on proposed changes to General Educator
News update: July-August 2000
Sheffield: indefinite strike to begin on 18th September
Colin Waugh: A post-16 rank and file movement: could union-based socialist alliances bring it closer?
Philippe Harari: Performance related pay and performance management
Pat Ainley: Pierre Bourdieu's 'acts of resistance'
Pat Brady/Geraldine Thorpe: The fight for education: a view of its context
Colin Waugh: Lesson - reasoning: the 'ages of children' problem
Don Carroll: Measure for measure: how competent is competence?
Jan Pollock: 'Equal opportunities': think again!
General Educator 67 (November-December 2000)
News update: September-October 2000
Clare Fox: Knowledge without wisdom
Interview: lessons of the Sheffield victory
NATFHE Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Executive Committee: Notes towards an anti-victimisation strategy
Don Carroll: What's on trial - assessment in FE or assessment per se?
Colin Waugh: Lesson - Key Skills (Communication) presentation checklist
Pat Ainley: the state of education
Colin Waugh: how racism structures curricula
Post-16 Educator 1 (January-February 2001)
Colin Waugh: Caroline Benn
News update: October-December 2000
Philippe Harari: Performance related pay in Sixth Form Colleges
Sue Taylor: The LSC: a way forward or just a way to cut costs?
Peter Murry: LSCs: wave of apathy sweeps London!
Pat Brady and Geraldine Thorpe: 'Universities UK': the mess in higher education
Jon Duveen: Separate development
Martin Allen: Key Skills and Curriculum 2000: one bad version replaced by another?
Colin Waugh: Materials - questionnaire on the police
Activists win recognition for union at WMC after 140 years
Post-16 Educator 2 (March-April 2001)
News update: January-March 2001
For Oaklands staff and students: 'the best is yet to come'
Pay docking at Sheffield Hallam
Working Men's
South Thames
London NATFHE Rank & File: Asylum seekers
Colin Waugh: Materials - reading: vegetarianism
Pat Ainley: The second coming of old new vocationalism
Martin Allen: VCSEs
Peter Murry: 'If you use this computer . . . '
Jon Duveen/Philippe Harari: Comprehensive education post-16
Colin Waugh: The meaning of 'reprofessionalisation'
Post-16 Educator 3 (May-June 2001)
News update: March-April 2001
Dave Gibson: Barnsley College: a cautionary tale
Fightback starts against Ealing meltdown
WMC: members take action
Waltham Forest lecturers fight downsizing
Left unity: your views needed
South Thames strikes imminent as A-levels axed
Glenn Rikowski: Schools: building for business
Martin Allen: The Green Paper: diversity or division at Key Stage Four?
Philippe Harari: NUT conference 2001: implications for Sixth Form Colleges
Colin Waugh: Materials - reading: the supernatural
Stuart Waiton: Scared of the kids?
Colin Waugh: Key Skills: why we should argue for a general education model
Post-16 Educator 4 (July-August 2001)
Pat ainley: Post-election changes
News update: April-June 2001
CONEL staff fight deportations
Pat Brady/Geraldine Thorpe: The case against LGU and UNL merger
Ian Duckett: A valid model for Key Skills: are we any closer?
General Studies Workshop: A Basis for Choice (1979): what we said
Pat Ainley: Beyond the academic-vocational divide
Post-16 Educator 5 (September-October 2001)
News update: July-August 2001
Teresa Murray: What will the changes to Key Skills mean?
Colin Waugh: Materials - sex equality then and now: students' questions
Colin Waugh: Problem-solving as a central Key Skill: towards a model
Post-16 Educator 6 (November-December 2001)
Carole Regan: What can the GTC do for me?
News update: September-October 2001
Pat Ainley: HE redefined
Kat Fletcher: Student grants for all!
Geraldine Thorpe/Pat Brady: LGU merger condemned
Peter Murry: One step forward and two steps back or both (whilst Wales recedes into the Celtic twilight)
Paul Russell: What happened in the September FEC meeting?
Martin Allen: Back to the future
Philippe Harari: The war in Afghanistan
Colin Waugh: Materials - family tree
Dennis Hayes: Mill not Milton: why we must defend freedom of speech
Post-16 educator 7 (January-February 2002)
Pat Ainley: Letter
News update: October-December 2001
Andrew Murray: Cricklade: the origins of the scandal
The Cricklade victimisations: 1998-2001
Paul Hampton: Review - education not for sale
Steve Lobb: Mosaic as a community activity
Colin Waugh: Materials - questionnaire: assisted suicide
Berni Cunnane: Media studies in a 'new' university: an adult returner's perspective
Colin Waugh: Key Skills: what does 'complex' mean?
Post-16 Educator 8 (March-April 2002)
News update: January-February 2002
Urgent: support the Southampton strikers
Andrew Murray: Cricklade: the scandal breaks
Philippe Harari: You don't fatten a pig by weighing it
Pat Ainley: Materials - teacher education students talk about their course
Peter Murry: What do they think they're doing? Slogans on college websites
James Avis: Really useful knowledge? Evidence-informed practice, research for the real world
Post-16 Educator 9 (May-June 2002)
Colin Waugh: Consultation: suggested approach to replacing Key Skills
News update: March-April 2002
Andrew Murray: Cricklade: the lessons to be learnt
Peter Murry: Career opportunities
Jan Pollock: Single faith schools and educational institutions: a contradiction in terms
Paul Russell: Job evaluation - the new diversion
Colin Waugh: Materials - questionnaire: drugs
Berni Cunnane: Review - Black Hawk Down
Post-16 Educator 10 (July-August 2002)
News update: April-June 2002
Liz Lawrence: Mainstreaming equality within a union
Colin Waugh: Materials - editing: under-age drinking
Ian Duckett: 14-19 curricula now
Jane Mace et al: Letter
Post-16 Educator 11 (September-October 2002)
News update: July-August 2002
Peter Murry: Useful idiots
Andrew Price: For a left challenge in the general secretary election
'Marking them down' - a reflection on assessment
Pat Ainley: Update on HE changes
Gareth Parry: HE in the colleges: the policy-research gap at its widest?
Colin Waugh: Communication as a Key Skill: what is it for?
Post-16 Educator 12 (November-December 2002)
News update: September-October 2002
Jan Pollock: London weighting and national action
Colin Waugh: A-level grades: why we need democratisation
Philippe Harari: See the world for what it is - then change it
Colin Waugh: Materials - reasoning exercise
Berni Cunnane: Mike Leigh's All or Nothing
Post-16 Educator 13 (January-February 2003)
News update: October-December 2002
Jan Pollock: Taking the P (PP or FI)
Peter Murry: Frogs don't have trades unions to look after them
Pat Ainley: The holy trinity
Philippe Harari: Countering racism
Colin Waugh: Why we should support the Spours/Hodgson 'baccalaureat'
Post-16 Educator 14 (March-April 2003)
News update: December 2002-February 2003
Philippe Harari: New pay structure for Sixth Form Colleges
Bob Brecher: Campaign launched against degradation of HE
Jon Duveen: 14-19: opportunity and excellence but what has happened to class?
Philippe Harari: Materials - thinking about violence
Colin Waugh: 'Why children should work' (1993)
Post-16 Educator 15 (May-June 2003)
News update: March-April 2003
Peter Murry: Will Paul 'awkward squad' Mackney now be calling for a campaign of civil obedience?
Jan Pollock: Politics and the teaching unions
Philippe Harari: The politics of deadlines
Philippe Harari: Materials - what causes violence?
Berni Cunnane: Review - In this World
Colin Waugh: Review - Ken Jones' Education in Britain
Post-16 Educator 16 (July-August 2003)
News update: April-June 2003
Ken Glanfield: An English baccalaureate at 14+: an FE lecturer's view
Jan Pollock: Excellent international policy, but a mystery tour on FE pay . . .
Peter Murry: A very 'trans' conference?
Colin Waugh: Workers who can win against New Labour's FHE agenda
Philippe Harari: Citizenship
Philippe Harari: Materials - what causes war? 

Post-16 Educator 33 (May-June 2006) 

The White Paper and the business takeover of FE - Glenn Rikowski looks at the far reaching implications of the March 2006 White Paper. 

Further Education: Raising Skills, Improving Life Chances. Education is not for Sale! - a call for national conference to organise the left in the new union, with commentary from Jan Pollock and Colin Waugh. 

The Invisible Men - Gina Wisker extends the discussion in PSE 32, and considers what's required to "rescue and enable Britain's somewhat disaffected male youth". 

Prison(er) Education - a personal reflection on the nature and extent of education and training in prisons, by Maggie Reeves.


 Post-16 Educator 34 (July-August 2006)

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Will Cinderella get to the ball? Rania Hafiz takes a further look at the potential impact of the FE White Paper.

SOLIDARITY Reports on disputes around the country.

School or College? Martin Allen comments on the role of FE colleges in meeting the needs of 14-16 year olds.

UCU Left Reports on the launch, conference and a prospective steering group membership list.

UCU Sell-out A critical overview of the recent interim HE pay settlement, by Mike Cole.

HE Pay: A Negotiator's View Liz Lawrence analyses the process and consequence of the HE pay dispute.

Conflict over the future of Greek HE Dionyssios Gouvias provides an insight of union activity in the Greek HE sector, and the emerging propsect of privatised education.

Fame! A class-based pictographic exercise by Philippe Harari designed to challenge the (possibly) romanticised notion of fame.


Post-16 Educator Issue 35 September-October 2006 

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Editorial Colin Waugh pays tribute to activist Malcolm Lee, who died on 25th July 2006. 

Tony Benn speaks at the PSE 100th Issue Celebration

Paying for it: initial teacher training in the post-compulsory sector Robin Simmons and Ron Thompson consider the developing crisis in financial support for in-service initial teacher training.

How we might encourage students to become their own "proofreaders" An in-class accessible exercise complete with worksheets and explanatory text, by Colin Waugh.

Comment: Capitalist decline as the context of change in eduction Pat Brady presents a critique of the UCUleft.

Deprofessionalisation: is resistance futile? A discussion paper appraising the notion of professionalism and the extent to which the post-16 sector has become deprofessionalised, by Richard Lawton.


Post-16 Educator Issue 36 November-December 2006 

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Towards a Manifesto for FE Sean Vernell's UCU(FE) London Region draft discussion paper.

A Very Hot Summer: a Beirut Diary Mariam Labban's account of life in Lebanon's capital during the July War.

Israeli Boycott: Say 'Yes' to 'No More' Don Carroll and Rania Hafez present a personal case for a UCU boycott of Israeli universities.

Comment: Evidence not Theories Geoff Petty considers the role of consultants in education.

Signing on in the Summer A first-hand account of the difficulties confronting temporarily employed lecturers, by Reshad Suffee.

Why we should make PSE into an organisation as well as a magazine Colin Waugh presents a personal view and discussion item proposing a PSE organisation.


Post-16 Educator Issue 37 January-February 2007 

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Unfinished business on HE pay Roger Kline (UCU General Secretary Candidate) provides a 'Frequently Asked Questions' on the 2006 HE dispute.

UCU General Secretary Election Statement Peter Jones sets out his his bid for the upcoming UCU election. Visit Peter's blogsite here.

RNIB Redhill: Closure Fightback News summary of the threatened closure by Lynne Chamberlain.  

UCULeft 25/11/06: a personal view Colin Waugh sets out his opinion of the past, present and future of UCULeft.

Solidarity: Colin Waugh provides an Oaklands (College) Update, and a Doncaster Free Press article recounts recent attempts to 'reconcile' Doncaster College's financial issues. From the HE sector, Camila Bassi reports on the UCU HE Conference in November 2006.

Materials: The "Veil Debate' Philippe Harari sets out a series of views and questions on the matter of niqabs, hijabs and burkas.

14-19: Diploma Debacle? Following the 2005 White Paper and Implementation Plan, Martin Allen looks at the state of play in 14-19 education.

Teacher Education: Far Reaching Changes for 14-19 Education Cliff Jones reports on the Standing Committee for the Education and Training of Teachers (SCETT) meeting convned to discuss the Education and Inspection Bill.

Boycott: Summer of Violence Gina Wisker picks up the Israeli boycott discussion.

Deabte: Should PSE become an organisation? Patrick Ainley's reply to Colin Waugh's suggestion in PSE 37.


Post-16 Educator (Issue 38 March-April 2007) 

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

The RAE affects us all Colin Waugh looks at the H.E. Research Assessment Exercise controversy.

Review: Alex Callinicos, Universities in a Neoliberal World Patrick Ainley
reviews this timely analysis of the future of Higher Education.

Education Make You Fick, Innit? So why have more of it? Patrick Ainley and Martin Allen on plans to raise the school leaving age to 18 in 2013. Colin Waugh provides an alternative view in Reply: resist ROSLA2!

Being economical with the truth Robin Simmons offers critical reflections on FE, skills and the economy. 

Materials: Big Brother Bullying

Philippe Harari provides a topical lesson outline based on the recent Celebrity Big Brother furore.

A space for professional development? Kevin Orr argues that practitioners can take control of the 30 hours for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

History Keith Flett introduces his new book Chartism after 1848: the working class and the politics of radical education, and Colin Waugh presents his review of Flett's work. 


Post-16 Educator (Issue 39 May-June 2007) 

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

NUT Conference 2007 Philippe Harari reports on proceedings at this year's conference.

Recent UCU results: an ABC of rebuilding trades unionism Jan Pollock analyses the issues surrounding the leadership election.

The evolution of adult education: towards emotional intelligence Ursula Eddington examines elements of the changes in adult education, and argues( that aspects of 'emotional intelligence' underpin successful learning and teaching.

Materials: CND Nuclear Education Pack 2007 Philippe Harari considers the usefulness and application of an example of CND's teaching materials.

Review: Limitations of Education Make you Fick, Innit? Colin Waugh reviews the new book by Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley.

Review: Training to Teach in the Learning and Skiils Sector Rania Hafez reviews Liz Keely-Brown's book.

Comment: Dave Armstrong's  Reply to Ioan Morgan reprinted from the FE News website, on the role of the AoC.


Post-16 Educator (Issue 40 July-August 2007)

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Pay Dave Armstrong takes a look at Principals' pay over the last few years, and reveals a marked and increasing disparity as their salaries outstrip those of 'lesser' colleagues at an increasing rate.

Black TUC Conference Reshad Suffee reports on the Conference held in Bristol between 20th and 22nd April 2007.

Emotional intelligence: a response Alan Moss responds to Ursula Eddington's PSE 39 article.

Why Emotional Intelligence is like a lump of wood with a six inch nail stuck through one end of it A further take on E.I. by Peter Murry.

Review: Anthony Weston (2000) A Rulebook for Arguments Philip Harari reviews Weston's exploration of argument.

Review: Blake, slavery and the radical mind Dave Welsh reviews the Tate Britain exhibition, and assesses its suitablity for students.

Review: Sheila Cohen (2006) Ramparts of Resistance Colin Waugh reviews Cohen's book - an analysis of the loss and reclaiming of workers' power. 

Solidarity: reports on the disputes at Harlow (Tertiary) College (to support click here) and London Metropolitan University (to support click here).


Post-16 Educator (Issue 41 September-October 2007)

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Still paying for it: FHE teacher training update Robin Simmons and Ron Thompson provide an update on their earlier work examining the developing crisis in In-Service initial teacher training.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender TUC Conference 2007 Reshad Suffee reports on the Conference held in London between 28th and 29th June 2007.

Materials: One approach towards restoring 'liberal studies' Colin Waugh offers some practical insights that could inform teaching.

Solidarity: Doncaster situation worsens after inspection by Colin Waugh.

Discussion - Ramparts: a response Sheila Cohen responds to the review of her book (Ramparts of Resistance: Why workers lost their power and how to get it back) in PSE 40. 

Review: Summer reading Cliff Jones shares his experience of some education-related books published in 2007.

Review: Live Working or Die Fighting Dave Welsh reviews Paul Mason's book, and adds to recent PSE debate on trade unionism and workers' power.


Post-16 Educator (Issue 42 Nov-Dec 2007)

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

A Campaign for Critical Education Bob Brecher's proposed final piece for the THES, and a marker for the Campaign for Critical Education, due to launch in January 2008.

The Harlow Dispute 56 hour working week, cut salary scales, holidays and more: background to the dispute, an Activist's Perspective, and Robin Simmons sets the Harlow dispute in a wider context.

Materials: Demonstrating Bourdieu's cultural capital concept to A-level or 1st degree sociology students Patrick Ainley explains how the concept of cultural capital can be demonstrated in an accessible way.

Qualifications: Desperate Diplomacy Martin Allen analyses New Labour's recent adjunct to A-levels - subject-based diplomas.

Know your Boycott A BRICUP (British Committee for the Universities of Palestine) spokesperson gives their view of events since UCU conference voted to discuss boycotting Israeli universities. 

Discussion: One way to improve HE Colin Waugh explores the notion that  'instrumental enrichment' could pave the way to radical and required change in higher education.

Policy: Can there be a 'Green' post-16 education policy. And is this it? Peter Murry considers current Green Party education and education-related policy.


Post-16 Educator Issue 43 January-February 2008

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Arguments for and against a raised leaving age The PSE editorial board set out their views.

Climate change TU conference Peter Murry makes a case for the for the Campaign Against Climate Change Trades Union Conference to be held at ULU London, on February 8th 2008.

Classroom Behaviour Philippe Harari discusses a motion to the forthcoming NUT conference on the issue of student behaviour in F/HE, and opens an invitation to readers to inform this debate.

Whither FE? Economism, instrumentalism and class James Avis evaluates the place of FE in light of recent developments on post-compulsory education, and the impact on social class and justice.

Review: Lords' apprenticeship report Michaela Brockman reviews Apprenticeships: A Key Route to Skill (2007), the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs.

Review: A bad idea that won't go away  Stephen Murdoch's 'popular history of the intelligence test, The Brilliant Idea that Failed (2007), is reviewed by Sherry Hallmond.

Review: Whose degree is it anyway? How and Where Universities are Failing Our Students (2007) Patrick Ainley's review of Robert Naylor's book.


Issue 44 March-April 2008

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Qualifications Martin Allen takes a look at the 'Burgerlaureate', the Cambridge Pre-U qualification, and Functional Skills.

ELQ cuts Jeremy Landor considers the impact of the recently announced  ELQ (equal or lower qualification) budget cuts.

The Future of HE Patrick Ainley summarises the contributions of speakers and discussion at the Society for Research into Higher Education forum, held in London on 23/1/08. Also, Colin Waugh's (PSE Editor) address at the forum: What HE can learn from FE.

OFFA - the watchdog that did not bark Ian McNay evaluates the promises of wider access that accompanied HE fees and fee increases, and the role of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

Materials: 15,000 hours Philippe Harari sets out and explains his lesson plan, allowing students to reflect of their 15,000 hours in education and relate their experiences of education and teachers. 

Review: Perhaps Jonathon has been writing to the wrong people ...  Peter Murry reviews Porritt's Capitalism as if the World Mattered (2007).


Issue 45 May-June 2008

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Education, professionalism, solidarity Philippe Harari reports on the 2008 NUT conference. Also, the text of the specialist diploma motion passed overwhelmingly by NUT conference.

What is happening to poor old FE in this new landscape? Margaret Andrews details some of her research findings related to current influences on work, and changes over the last two years.

Let the teachers teach? Lawrence Nixon, Maggie Gregson and Trish Spedding summarise some of the key tthemes from their  reviewfor the (then) DfeS of practitioners' experiences during the implemetation of national post-16 education policy at the local level.

Deprofessionalisation: resistance is increasingly futile! Richard Lawton takes up the argument.

Review: Kim Moody on US unions - and the implications for UCU activists Dave Welsh takes an applied look at Moody's 'US Labor in Trouble and Transition' (2007).


Issue 46 July-August 2008

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Harlow College one year on: the silent conflict As the headlines subside, this Solidarity piece highlights the continuing problems at Harlow College.

Second Life - first experience Cheryl Reynolds provides an analysis of Second Life, a 3D virtual world designed to enable the creation of a llearning environment to inspire and engage learners.

Materials: How tolerant are you? Philippe Harari presents an exercise to explore notions of tolerance.

The problem with the three rs: results, retention and the redefined learner Richard Lawton looks at some of the pitfalls involved in the drive to measure teachers' work.

Where does Functional Skills come from, and how can we overcome it? Colin Waugh examines the basis of functional skills, and sets out a series of action points that can produce a better outcome.


Issue 47 September-October 2008

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Tributes to Gerard Kelly PSE celebrates the life of the first openly gay past president of NATFHE.

New NUT training for SFC reps a success Mike Pratt reports on the recent sixth form college training event at Stoke Rochford.

Action nears in Nottingham Trent de-recognition struggle Chronicle of events from Nottingham Trent University UCU.

Materials: The welfare state Philippe Harari sets out an in-class exercise designed to encourage students to understand and discuss welfarism.

Smart Objectives Alan Wheatley analyses the use and abuse of SMART objectives in education.

The Plebs League Colin Waugh presents an updated account of the background of the Plebs League to mark the centenary of its founding.

Rank and file Trades unionism: a case study Linking social and industrial struggles, Dave Welsh looks at the workplace unionism of women tube workers during the 1918 dispute


Issue 48 November-December 2008

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Silver surfer or grand old Duke? The launch of CALL Peter Murry reports on the inaugural meeting of the Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning held at UCU HQ on 30/9/08.

Knife crime, moral panics and social solidarity J.J. Caspell comments on the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance and the awarding body's recent decision to remove Carole Anne Duffy's poem 'Education for Leisure' from the GCSE English syllabus.

The boycott: letter from Ramallah  Following from Opinion contributions covering the proposed academic boycott of Israeli academics and universities, a reprint of Bir Zeit University lecturer Emilia Rappocciolo's letter.

Desperate diplomacy Patrick Ainley and Martin Allen introduce their new publication - A New 14+: Vocational Diplomas and the Future of Schools, Colleges and Universities

'Renewing' England's FE colleges: building for the future or victims of fashion? Robin Simmons considers the impact of capital investment in further education.

Trade union education: some thoughts from the past The first of a series of three interviews by Linda Clarke and Michael Gold with Geoffrey Stuttard, reflecting on his 40+ years employed in trade union education. This article explores the distinction between the liberal education of trade unionists and trade union education itself.


Issue 49 January-February 2009

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

Solidarity: Salford unions fight sackings Joint response from campus unions.

Bernard Crick Cliff Jones offers his spur-of-the-moment reflections on political education advocate Bernard Crick, who died just before Christmas.

Materials: Freedom of speech and information  Philippe Harari suggests an approach to discussing issues with students.

Modernism and reality in education Ron Thompson argues that current educational change is underpinned by modernist discourse and a totalitarean form of modernism. 

Trade union education: some thoughts from the past (2) The second of a series of three interviews by Linda Clarke and Michael Gold with Geoffrey Stuttard, reflecting on his 40+ years employed in trade union education. In this article the development of courses for trade unionists is considered, as the 'middle-classish' (as he termed it) nature of the WEA came under scrutiny.

Review: Hodgson and Spours  Colin Waugh reviews Education and Training 14-19. Curriculum, Qualifications and Organisation (Sage Publications Ltd, 2008).


Issue 50 March-April 2009

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

General education in 14-19 diplomas: the precedents Colin Waugh considers the forms of general education, and puts forward a set of requirements the diploma system might be extected to fulfill.

How academies are failing BME and working class communities Justin Baidoo-Hackman examines notions of exclusion and discrimination within the academy system.

100 years on from the Ruskin strike . . . Colin Waugh, author of the new PSE pamphlet 'Plebs: the lost legacy of independent working class education' (details above), summarises the events that led to the Ruskin College students' strike of 1909, and the foundation of the Plebs League and Central Labour College.

Materials: Darwinism Philippe Harari takes a look at the theory of evolution, and sets out an approach tto discussion with students.

Trade union education: some thoughts from the past (3) The third and final interview by Linda Clarke and Michael Gold with Geoffrey Stuttard, reflecting on his 40+ years employed in trade union education. In this article  Geoffrey considers the problems of dealing with controversial issues, international aspects of his work, and the question of social mobility.

Issue 51 May-June 2009

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

'Renewing' England's FE colleges: an update Robin Simmons considers reasons behind the wayward capital programme and record levels of spending.

NUT Conference 2009 Philipe Harari reports on this year's conference in Cardiff.

Health and social care programmes: are they comprehensive enough? Dariusz Tereszkowski-Kaminski explores the emphases within health and social care courses.

Education for sustainable development Patrick Ainley reports on the launch of the pamphlet Education for Sustainable Development: a Philosophical Assessment by Randall Curren.

General education in 14-19 diplomas: the prospects Colin Waugh takes another look at the diploma qualification, and sets out some analysis and comment.

Trade union education: some thoughts from the past (4) The fourth article in a series based on interviews by Linda Clarke and Michael Gold with Geoffrey Stuttard, reflecting on his 40+ years employed in trade union education. In this article Geoffrey sums up by examining the activities and outlets that he used in his work, notably seminars, books, radio and television.


Issue 52 July-August 2009

News Update - the latest facts and figures, news and events from the post-16 sector.

New LSC CEO's funding model Text of George Arkless's letter to the TES FE Focus.

What was NATFHE Rank and File? PSE met with grassroots activists in the former National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education Jan Pollock and Dave Welsh to recount  the nature and drive of NATFHE Rank and File.

Review: Working as Learning Colin Waugh reviews 'Improving Working as Learning' (Felstead et al, Routledge, 2009).

Discussion: A guide to alienation in further education teaching Kevin Orr considers contextual and personal notions of alienation for FE teachers.

Materials: Sex and society Philippe Harari sets out ideas for a student discussion on attitudes towards sex, highlighting the differences that can exist between individuals and cultures.

Solidarity: SOAS occupied in support of victimised cleaners An account of the recent occupation, and discussion of some of the wider implications.