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Radical Education Forum

The *Radical Education Forum* is a group of people working in a wide range of educational settings who meet monthly to discuss radical pedagogical theories and techniques, and contemporary issues of interest to those involved in education. We are interested in how these theories and questions can inform our practice. The Forum supports social justice in education, linking practitioners within mainstream educational institutions, community education initiatives, social movements, arts organisations and self-organised groups.

Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at from 7-9pm and are open to all. Freedom Books (through side door rather than main shop entrance, meeting room on 2nd floor), Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 (nearest tube Aldgate East)

We launched the Radical Education Workbook Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the London Anarchist Bookfair at Queen Mary University.
Please download and enjoy a free copy here

Libertarian Education

Lib Ed was formed in 1966 as the Libertarian Teachers Association. It now explores libertarian practice and ideas in education around the world, linking and supporting others with similar ideals, running a website and organising conferences.

Forthcoming conference organised by Lib Ed and Radical Education Forum called State of Education is going to take place in London on 1st March 2013. More info here.

Art Education Forum

How can we take a more active stance within art education in response to recent and imminent changes with the restructuring, cuts and job losses that come in their wake?  These seem to have caught us on the back foot with an apparent schism between theoretical radicalism and our ability to act collectively. Our aim is to establish a forum to encourage communication and solidarity between those working across the various sectors of art education, in order to increase our confidence to act and speak within these different contexts. The monthly meetings are intended to open up a space in which to promote exchanges, increase awareness about what is going on across the sector, foster new allegiances and suggest strategies for resistance and reassertion of our collective responsibility for art education. Promoting the intrinsic value of art in schools, colleges and universities, and defending art as a subject of study available to all is central to our concerns, as are working conditions and workplace democracy – conducive to the best art education.

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