What’s in a name

UK“So DIUS is dead … At a very basic level I find it depressing that the notion of ‘education’ is now largely invisible in the political landscape. The split of the education brief into two for me was itself quite significant. A symbolic denial of the idea of education as a continuum – so much for a policy setting that at least looked like it could take a cradle-to-grave, lifelong learning, perspective. But by embedding higher education in BIS, the government seems to be sending out a very clear signal that HE really is entirely subservient to the performative, workforce development, agenda …” (more)

[HeadSpace, 17 June]

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