RADICAL PEDAGOGY RESEARCH GROUP
Anarchist Festival 31 May – 2 June
This reading group is an introduction to anarchism and the role of education in the modern state through historical examples, pedagogical practices and theories.
We’re discussing two sections from Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education (2012), edited by Robert H. Haworth.
DOWNLOAD Robert H. Haworth (2012). Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education. Oakland: PM Press.
Please download and read the following sections in advance of the reading group.
- Introduction by Robert H. Haworth (pages 1-10). Haworth’s introduction considers the contradictions of neoliberal reforms in education against a backdrop of anarchist and egalitarian pedagogical theories, practices and philosophical perspectives.
- Anarchism, the State, and the Role of Education by Justin Mueller (pages 14-31). Mueller’s chapter situates education within anarchist theories of human nature with examples of situated practices, free schools and free spaces. He critiques the hierarchical authority and disciplinary oppression of state schools and unpacks the relationships between learning and the values of liberty, equality and solidarity.