Nottingham-Shire: a voice for education

Education services are important to all of our lives – as students, parents, educators, workers or members of the community.

However, decision-making about the type of education services we want seems more remote than ever. Democratic decisions by the community are often replaced by bodies with little community accountability. We are increasingly encouraged to think we are ‘consumers’ of educational ‘products’.

Keynote speaker: Hilary Wainwright, author of Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy.

In this one-day workshop we will think differently about education:

  • what is education for?
  • what type of education do we want?
  • how do we make our voices heard?
  • how can our voices be mobilised to make sure we get the education services we deserve?
  • how can we make sure that those in communities become genuine ‘co-constructors’ of education policy?
  • how can we make sure that local education is democratic education?
  • how can we organise to change education from the bottom up?

The event is aimed at anyone interested in education in the city or the county. Whatever type or phase of education, and whatever your role – student, educator, parent. If you believe education can change lives, and you want to change education in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – this event is for you. Please register and come along to discuss these questions and more.

As well as the workshops we will also have a bookstall provided by Five Leaves bookshop, featuring education titles and books by Hilary Wainwright.

Free event, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Book online.

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Organised by Horizon Digital Economy Research. Part of the Festival of Social Sciences running 7–14 November.

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