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AUT official website http://www.aut.org.uk/
Catalyst was set up in 1998 to promote new, practical policies directed to the redistribution of power wealth and opportunity. Catalyst is not aligned to any political party, but we are an organisation of the left, of democratic socialists, with a clear statement of purpose and an Editorial Board comprising individuals who have all made substantial contributions in the fields of politics, economic and social policy. We intend to use our network of Board members and contacts to identify and publicise radical proposals which conform to our values, as stated in our aims. http://www.catalystforum.org.uk/
The Centre for Public Services is an independent, non-profit organisation. We are committed to social justice through the provision of good quality public services by democratically accountable public bodies implementing best practice management, employment and equal opportunity policies. CPS provides a range of services to government, public bodies, community groups and trade unions. CPS also produces a range of publications, many of which are free to download or can be purchased from the publications pages. http://www.centre.public.org.uk/
Community and Youth Workers Union: When ten women workers in the voluntary sector formed our union in 1938 they could not have imagined that one day the fruits of their labour would be available on a website throughout the world. Times change, as a modern union interested in the highest standards of delivery in youth, community and play work and personal advice work we have changed a great deal, but the core interests of our union in professional standards and the fair treatment of staff and constructive partnerships with employers remain as essential as ever. Play workers, community workers, youth workers, and personal advisers need a strong professional and trade union voice. We are the only specialist trade union in the field. We provide training and support to members on a variety of work and professional issues second to none. We have the only specialist newspaper dedicated to the occupation areas we represent. This is called Rapport and comes free to every member. We hold specialist Conferences on different issues and for different categories of members and we are the main voice for students in these areas. http://www.cywu.org.uk/index.shtml
The Institute of Employment Rights was established in February 1989. It is an independent organisation acting as a focal point for the spread of new ideas in the field of labour law. In 1994 the Institute became a registered charity. "We hope to provide the labour movement with the information and history needed to develop an alternative and more equitable framework of labour law. British working people have suffered for too long from some of the worst terms and conditions, and fewer rights and freedoms at work, in the world. By providing comparative information and details of internationally accepted standards we hope to improve this situation”. John Hendy QC, Chair of the Institute of Employment Rights. http://www.ier.org.uk/
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies is published by the Institute for Education Policy Studies, an independent Radical Left/ Socialist/ Marxist institute for developing analysis of education policy. The Journal seeks to develop Marxist analysis of policy and policy development. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies seeks and publishes articles that critique global, national, neo-liberal, neo-conservative, New Labour, Third Way, and postmodernist analyses and policy, together with articles that attempt to report on, analyse and develop socialist/Marxist transformative policy for schooling and education. The journal therefore welcomes articles from academics and activists throughout the globe. It is a refereed international journal. www.jceps.com
The Journal of Education Policy was established in 2000 at California State University, Sacramento for students in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Public Policy Administration Departments. Graduate students* submit policy papers on current education issues for faculty reviewers to consider. Each paper is referred by a minimum of three faculty. The papers reflect student perspectives on current policy issues facing both K-12 and higher education and are not necessarily those reflected of the referees, or university. www.jep.csus.edu
Manifesto for Alternative Modernisation: This is the website of the alternative modernisation manifesto project. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion as part of the process of drawing up an alternative manifesto for public service reform. http://www.alternativepolicy.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
Marxism & Education : Index to the works of Marxists and others on education, cognitive psychology and child development. Because Marxists have tended to approach the whole range of psychological issues — development, feeling, neurosis, pathology, personality and character — from the point of view of cognitive and linguistic development, much of the material in this subject archive is also found in the more comprehensive Psychology Subject Archive. Likewise, for Marxists, there has never been a sharp line between social and individual development, so social theory penetrates deeply into both psychology and educational theory. The Marxist approach to education is broadly constructivist, and emphasises activity, collaboration and critique, rather than passive absorption of knowledge, emulation of elders and conformism; it is student-centred rather than teacher centred, but recognises that education cannot transcend the problems and capabilities of the society in which it is located. This archive lists the works of Marxist and some non-Marxist writers on teaching and learning to be found on the Marxists Internet Archive. http://www.marxists.org/subject/education/
The Movement for a Socialist Future campaigns to defeat capitalist globalisation through policies of social ownership and mass democratic control. http://www.socialistfuture.org.uk/
University and College Union. "The University and College Union has been formed by the amalgamation of the Association of University Teachers and NATFHE - The University & College Lecturers' Union. UCU is the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. The new University and College Union website is currently being built". http://www.ucu.org.uk/
NUT official website http://www.teachers.org.uk/index.php
Policy Futures in Education is a new, peer-refereed, international quarterly online-only journal that is futures-oriented and committed to promoting debate in education among university academics, practising policy analysts in government and local government, national and international policy advisors, politicians, members of policy think-tanks and world policy agencies such as the World Bank, OECD and the European Union. The journal has a strong experimental focus and will emphasise innovative thinking in education policy and theory from a range of diverse viewpoints. www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie
Radicaled: rethinking education, economy and society Commentary on a range of education-related events, policies and action. http://radicaled.wordpress.com/
Rethinking Schools began as a local effort in Milwaukee, US, to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries. While the scope and influence of Rethinking Schools has changed, its basic orientation has not. Most importantly, it remains firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race. Throughout its history, Rethinking Schools has tried to balance classroom practice and educational theory. It is an activist publication, with articles written by and for teachers, parents, and students. Yet it also addresses key policy issues, such as vouchers and marketplace-oriented reforms, funding equity, and school-to-work. www.rethinkingschools.org
The Socialist Educationalist Association’s (SEA) basic aim has always been to promote a comprehensive, non-selective education service, based on equality of opportunity and life-long access to excellent provision, within which compulsory education is free, well resourced and organized within a local democratic framework. The SEA is committed to developing policy, which is based on research and evidence of what works in the UK and abroad. Like the NHS, locally accountable community comprehensive schools in the form of a National Education Service (NES).
The Socialist Teachers Alliance was founded in 1976 to campaign for socialist policies within the NUT. Since then it has grown considerably and the majority of members are active in local NUT associations and divisions. http://www.socialist-teacher.org/
Solidarity (Trade Union magazine): As a result of the long series of defeats which the unions in Britain suffered from 1980 onwards, many union leaders declared struggle and strikes to be outdated. The employers were now our allies. The task facing the unions was to create partnerships with British bosses in order to compete successfully in the 'global market'. John Monks, TUC General Secretary, described 'Social Partnership' as "the right strategic choice for the unions". SOLIDARITY considers this to be the wrong strategic choice, which sets British workers in competition with their natural allies, workers in other countries. Social Partnership was adopted by most unions with little resistance. The magazine was launched to challenge this agenda and to campaign to break the unions from their subordination to 'our own' bosses. http://uk.geocities.com/solidarity_magazine/
Times Educational Supplement: FE Focus http://www.tesfefocus.co.uk/
The Volumizer explores Marxist educational theory and its relevance for education policy in capitalism today. http://journals.aol.co.uk/rikowskigr/Volumizer/
What Next? is a discussion journal aimed at those who are interested in the development of Marxism as a guide to action. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for open discussion. To that end, our editorial policy is broad. http://www.whatnextjournal.co.uk/
Independent Working Class Education, http://iwceducation.co.uk - “The Independent Working Class Education Project aims to learn the lessons of history to inform current class struggle. Inspired by the Ruskin Students strike of 1909, we organise open informed discussions and look at how interesting presentations can be used in a variety of circumstances”.