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Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People

Professor Patrick Ainley leads a seminar hosted by the Cass School of Education and Communities' Higher Education Research Group 

The Cass School of Education and Communities' Higher Education Research Group hosts ‘Betraying a Generation, How Education is Failing Young People’ on 18 January.

The seminar's featured speaker is Professor Patrick Ainley of the University of Greenwich.

Focusing on tertiary-level further and higher education as a way to touch briefly on new developments in schools, colleges and training/ apprenticeships, this talk suggests that a reduction in numbers on often-not-very satisfactory and very expensive undergraduate courses is a possibility. However, the speaker rejects the government’s means of achieving this by raising fees at the same time as encouraging new providers to offer cheaper courses.

Patrick Ainley is Professor of Training and Education at the University of Greenwich School of Education and Training (now attached to the university's business school) and a Visiting Fellow at New College, Oxford University. 

His books include: The Betrayal of a Generation: How education is Failing Young People, Policy Press 2016; Learning Policy, Towards the Certified Society, Macmillan 1999; Apprenticeship: Towards a New Paradigm of Learning, (edited with Helen Rainbird) Kogan Page 1999; The Business of Learning, Staff and Student Experiences of Further Education in the 1990s (with Bill Bailey), Cassell 1997; Degrees of Difference, Higher Education in the 1990s, Lawrence and Wishart 1994; Class and Skill, Cassell 1993; Training for the Future, The rise and fall of the Manpower Services Commission (with Mark Corney), Cassell 1990; From School to YTS, Open University Press 1988; and with Martin Allen – Education Make You Fick, Innit? Tufnell Press 2007 and Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education, Continuum: March 2010.

Patrick blogs with Martin Allen at where their latest publications can be freely downloaded. 

You can find Professor Ainley on Facebook or follow him on Twitter as Ollover Krumwall.

What: 'Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People' seminar 

When: 18 January, 1-2 pm

Where: University of East London, Stratford Campus, ED2,01

Please contact Dr Teri Kim for more information.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Stratford Campus, ED2.01

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