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Professor Mike Cole

Professor in Education, Cass School of Education and Communities

ICPUP, University of East London

Mike Cole is a Professor in Cass School of Education and Communities. He has research interests in Critical Race Theory and Marxism and Racism.

  • Stratford Campus
    Cass School of Education and Communities
    Stratford Campus
    Romford Road
    London
    E15 4LZ
  • m.c.cole@uel.ac.uk
    Mike Cole is a .2 Professor in Education, and is also an Emeritus Research Professor in Education and Equality at Bishop Grosseteste University. His duties at UEL include research and publications, PhD supervision and occasional doctoral and undergraduate teaching


    Overview




    The relationship between Critical Race Theory and Marxism within educational theory
    Racism and education
    Marxism and educational theory
    Twenty-first century socialism in Venezuela
    Racism, including non-colour-coded racism


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Selected Publications since 2006 Books Motta, S. C. and Cole, M. (forthcoming, 2014) Constructing twenty-first century socialism in Latin America: the role of radical education, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (2008) Marxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues, London: Routledge (2008)

    Cole, M., Hill, D. and Rikowski, G. in discussion with Peter McLaren (2006) Kizil Tebesir Istanbul: Kalkedon Yayinlari (Turkish translation of Red Chalk: On Schooling, Capitalism and Politics, Brighton: Institute for Education Policy Studies (2001)

    Cole, M. (ed.) (2006) Education Equality and Human Rights: Issues of Gender, 'Race', Sexuality, Disability, and Social Class, London: Routledge (2nd Edition; reprinted 2007, 2009)

    Journal articles Cole, M. (2014) 'Schooling for capitalism or education for twenty-first century socialism?', Cultural Logic

    McLaren, P. & Cole, M. (forthcoming 2013) 'Searching for the Future in the Streets of Caracas', Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies.

    Cole, M. (2013) 'Racism, the Left and Twenty-first-century Socialism: some observations on the Gur-Ze'ev/McLaren interchange', Policy Futures in Education 11 (1). [view article]

    Cole, M. (2012) '"Abolish the white race" or "transfer economic power to the people"? Some educational implications',Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 10 (2). [view article]

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Critical Race Theory in Education, Marxism and abstract racial domination', British Journal of Sociology of Education 33 (2) March

    Cole, M. (2009) 'A plethora of "suitable enemies": British racism at the dawn of the twenty-first century', Ethnic and Racial Studies November

    Cole, M. (2009) 'On "white supremacy" and caricaturing, misrepresenting and dismissing Marx and Marxism: a response to David Gillborn's "Who's afraid of critical race theory in education"', Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 7 (1) April [view article]

    Motta, S. C. and Cole, M. (eds) (2013) Education and Social Change in Latin America, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (2009) 'The color-line and the class struggle: a Marxist response to Critical Race Theory in Education as it arrives in the UK' Power and Education 1 (1)

    Cole, M. (2009) 'Critical Race Theory Comes to the UK: a Marxist Critique', Ethnicities 9 (2)

    Cole, M. (2008) 'Vers un Nouvel Esprit de la République de Maurice: teacher education and empowerment in the twenty-first century' Journal of Education (Mauritius) 6 (1)

    Cole, M. (2008) 'Learning without Limits: a Marxist Assessment' Policy Futures in Education, 6 (4) (There is a Reply to this from Patrick Yarker and a Response from me in the same edition)

    Cole, M. (2008) 'The working class and the State Apparatuses in the UK and Venezuela: implications for education'EducationalFutures 1 (2)

    Cole, M. and Maisuria, A. (2007) '"Shut the f*** up", "you have no rights here": Critical Race Theory and Racialisation in post-7/7 racist Britain', Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 5 (1) [view article]

    Cole, M. (2007) 'Transmodernismo, Marxismo y Cambio Social: implicaciones para la formación docente' Part 2 Revista Educacion Y Cultura 76 (Colombia)

    Cole, M. (2007) 'Transmodernismo, Marxismo y Cambio Social: implicaciones para la formación docente' Part 1 Revista Educacion Y Cultura 75 (Colombia)

    Cole, M. (2007) 'Education in Contemporary Capitalism Britain: Actual and Potential' Revista Colombiana De Educación51

    Cole, M. (2006) '"Looters and Thugs and Inert Women Doing Nothing": Racialized Communities in Capitalist America and the Role of Higher Education' Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies 4 (1)[view article]

    Cole, M., Malott, C. W. and Elmore, J. M. (eds.) (2012) Teaching Marx: The Socialist Challenge, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Contribution to books Cole, M. (forthcoming, 2014) 'Racism and Antiracist Education', in D. C. Phillips (ed) Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy, London: Sage

    Cole, M. & McLaren, P. (2013) 'Foreword: Immiseration Capitalism or Twenty-first Century Socialism?', in D. Hill et alImmiseration Capitalism and Education: activist resistance to neoliberal and neoconservative degradation. Brighton: Institute for Education Policy Studies.

    Cole, M. (2013) 'Conclusion: The current crisis in capitalism and the role of education' in S. C. Motta and M. Cole (eds)Education and Social Change in Latin America, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (2013) 'Hugo Chávez, Social Democracy and Twenty-First-Century Socialism in Venezuela: an alternative to the neoliberal model' in S. C. Motta and M. Cole (eds) Education and Social Change in Latin America, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (2013) 'Foreword: Critical Pedagogy and Twenty-First Century Socialism' and 'Kata Pengantar: Pedagogi Kritis dan Sosialisme Abad ke - 21' (published in both English and Bahasa Indonesian), in R. Hidayat Pedagogi Kritis: Sejerah, Perkembangan dan Pemikiran, Jakarta: PT RajaGrafindo Persada

    Cole, M. (2013) 'Marxism' in P.L. Mason (ed) Encyclopedia of Race and Racism Vol 3, 2nd Edition, Detroit: Macmillan, pp. 117-124

    Cole, M. (2013) 'Education and Twenty-first Century Socialism: the Venezuelan Alternative to Neo-Liberal Capitalism', in C. S. Malott, M. Cole and J. M. Elmore Teaching Marx Across the Curriculum: The Socialist Challenge Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Bell, S. and Cole, M. (2013) 'Qualitative research for antiracism: a feminist approach informed by Marxism. in T. M. Kress, C. Malott, & B. Porfilio (eds) Challenging Status Quo Retrenchment: New Directions in Critical Research. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Cole, M. (2013) 'Marx, Marxism and (twenty-first century) socialism' in C. S. Malott, M. Cole and J. M. Elmore Teaching Marx: The Socialist Challenge Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Foreword' in C. S. Malott, M. Cole and J. M. Elmore (eds) Teaching Marx: The Socialist Challenge, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Cole, M. (2012) Marxvaad aur Shaikshnik Sidhyant – Utpatti aur Mudde, Delhi: Granth Shilpi (translation of Cole, M. (2008) Marxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues, London: Routledge

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Twenty- First- Century Socialism and Education in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: an alternative to the neoliberal model' in R. Kumar (ed) Education and the Reproduction of Capital: Neoliberal Knowledge and Counterstrategies, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Capitalist Crisis and Fascism: Issues for Educational Practice', in D. R. Cole (ed) Surviving Economic Crises through Education, New York: Peter Lang

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Education and Twenty-first Century Socialism: the Venezuelan Alternative to Neo-Liberal Capitalism' in C.S. Malott, M. Cole and J.M. Elmore Teaching Marx Across the Curriculum: The Socialist Challenge, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Bell, S. and Cole, M. (2012) 'Qualitative research for antiracism: a feminist approach informed by Marxism. in T. Kress, C. Malott, & B. Porfilio (eds) Challenging Status Quo Retrenchment: New Directions in Critical Research. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Marx, Marxism and (twenty-first century) socialism' in C. S. Malott, M. Cole and J. M. Elmore Teaching Marx: The Socialist Challenge, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Foreword' in C. S. Malott, M. Cole and J. M. Elmore Teaching Marx: The Socialist Challenge, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Cole, M. (2012) 'Twenty-first Century Socialism and Education in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela: an alternative to the neoliberal model' in R. Kumar (ed) Education and the Reproduction of Capital: Neoliberal Knowledge and Counterstrategies, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan (2012)

    Cole, M. (2011) 'Foreword' in B. J. Porfilio and H. Hickman (eds.) Critical-Service Learning as a Revolutionary Pedagogy: An International Project of Student Agency in Action, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

    Cole, M. (2011) 'The CRT concept of "White Supremacy" as applied to the UK: eight major problematics and some educational implications in K. Hylton, A. Pilkington, P. Warmington and S. Housee (eds.) Atlantic Crossings: International Dialogues on Critical Race Theory, Birmingham: C-SAP

    Cole, M. (2009) 'An Education for the Future: CRT And Marxist Perspectives' in A. Pilkington, S. Housee and K. Hylton and (eds.) Race(ing) Forward: transitions in theorising 'race' in education, Birmingham: C-SAP

    Cole, M. (ed) (2011) Education, Equality and Human Rights: : Issues of Gender, 'Race', Sexual Orientation, Disability, and Social Class, London: Routledge (3rd Edition)

    Cole, M. (2009) 'Conceptual Issues for the Primary School Teacher' in D. Hill and L. Helavarra Robertson and (eds.)Equality in the Secondary School: promoting good practice across the curriculum, London: Continuum

    Cole, M. (2009) 'Conceptual Issues for the Secondary/High School Teacher' in M. Cole (ed.) Equality in the Secondary School: promoting good practice across the curriculum, London: Continuum

    Cole, M. (2009) 'The State Apparatuses and the working class: experiences from the United Kingdom: educational lessons from Venezuela', in D. Hill (ed.) Contesting Neoliberal Education: Public Resistance and Collective Advance. New York: Routledge

    Cole, M. (2008) Preface, in M. Cole (Ed) Professional Attributes and Practice for Student Teachers: meeting the standards, London, Routledge

    Cole, M. (2008) 'Introductory chapter: education and equality – conceptual and practical considerations', in M. Cole (Ed)Professional Attributes and Practice for Student Teachers: meeting the standards, London, Routledge

    Cole, M. (2008) Correspondence Theory, in G. McCulloch and D. Crook (Eds) International Encyclopedia of Education, London: Routledge

    Cole, M. (2008) Antiracist Education, in G. McCulloch and D. Crook (Eds) International Encyclopedia of Education, London: Routledge

    Cole, M. and Maisuria, A. (2008) 'Racism in post 7/7 Britain: Critical Race Theory, Marxism and Empire: what is the role of education?' in D. Kelsh, D. Hill and S. Macrine (eds.) Class in Education: Knowledge, Pedagogy, Subjectivity, New York: Routledge

    Cole, M. (2008) Foreword in Woodfield, I. Senior secondary school teachers and the New Labour project in education. Ceredigion: The Edwin Mellen Press

    Cole, M. and Atkinson, E. (2007) Marxism, Postmodernism and Education: a dialogue, in A. Green, G. Rikowski and H. Raduntz (Eds.) Renewing Dialogues in Marxism and Education: Volume 1 - Openings, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (2011) Racism and Education in the UK and the US: Towards a Socialist Alternative, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (2007) Neo-liberalism and Education: a Marxist critique of New Labour's Five Year Strategy for Education, A. Green and G. Rikowski and H. Raduntz (Eds.) Renewing Dialogues in Marxism and Education: Volume 1 - Openings, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Cole, M. (2006) 'Postmodernism, Transmodernism and the United States Empire: some educational implications'), in Hui-lan and S. Lee (Eds.) Critical Pedagogy: Explorations in Taiwan, Taipei, Psychological Publishing Co. Ltd (published in Chinese)

    Professor Cole's work has been translated into Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, German, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Mauritian Kreol, Spanish and Turkish.

    Cole, M. (ed.) (2009) Equality in the Secondary School: Promoting Good Practice Across the Curriculum London: Continuum (paperback edition 2011)

    Cole, M. (2009) Critical Race Theory and Education: A Marxist Response, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Cole, M. (ed.) (2008) Professional Attributes and Practice for Student Teachers: Meeting the Standards, London: Routledge (4th Edition)

    Publications

    Mike's research explores the relationship between Critical Race Theory and Marxism within educational theory.


    Interests

    Portfolio




    EdD; PhD supervision, undergraduate teaching
    Professional Doctorate in Social Work and in Social Care – research methods, policy and research, clinical supervision
    MA in Social Work and Emotional Well Being: Policy Processes, clinical seminars and supervision
    MA Qualifying Programme in Social Work: Child Protection Work, dissertation supervision
    Currently supervising 12 Professional Doctorate students. Andrew has supervised more than 20 doctorates and PhDs to completion.

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