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‘Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People’ with Patrick Ainley

Patrick Ainley explains how the English education system has betrayed its promises to deliver upward social mobility and suggests how schools, colleges and universities can begin to contribute towards a more meaningful and productive society.


Housmans are delighted to welcome Patrick Ainley, to discuss his latest book published by Policy Press, which shows how for generations we have been told that the way to move up in our society is through education: stay in school, work hard, and you'll go far. But that's no longer true. Today's young people study harder but learn less, ending up over-qualified yet underemployed.

In this book Patrick shows how education in England has been thoroughly compromised by being reoriented away from learning and toward the economy, with devastating results. ‘Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People’ concludes by suggesting how schools, colleges and universities can begin to contribute towards a more meaningful and productive society.
Reviews

“This book decisively debunks the conventional wisdom of neoliberalism and ‘human capital’ theory and as such is an essential read.” – Morning Star

“Ever thought school was stupid, college a treadmill, and universities neglected your interest? Have you been propelled towards jobs that either didn’t exist or that you wish didn’t? If you need to know what is really going on in the education and labor markets, I recommend this book.” -- Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

About the Author

Professor of Education at Greenwich University and Visiting Fellow at New College Oxford, Patrick Ainley taught in schools, colleges and universities, writing on youth and education; From School to YTS (1988) and Lost Generation? (2010).


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Patrick Ainley | talks

 

Date and Time:

14 September 2016 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473
http://www.housmans.com/

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