Education is a major institution in most societies. The role of education falls into a larger framework of institutions found in society including family, religion, politics, economics and health – among others. As such, education is constantly adapting – with varying degrees of success. Our interviews pertaining to education cover a diverse range of factors influencing education such as: inequality, globalisation, economic development, gender and information.
Killing Thinking: The Death of the Universities
by Mary Evans
Representations of the Intellectual: The 1993 Reith Lectures
by Edward Said
The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education
by Andrew McGettigan
Faculty Towers: The Academic Novel and Its Discontents
by Elaine Showalter
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
by bell hooks
Current UK higher education policies, which treat students as consumers, are not only killing thinking but also likely to lead to a financial crisis. And yet, academia is a beautiful vocation, with the power to transform lives year in, year out. University of London professor, Les Back, picks the best books on academia.