#035 – Research Roundup – youth volunteering, silent classrooms and the National Education Service
by Sam Baars
14th September 2019
#035 Research Roundup – youth volunteering, silent classrooms and the National Education Service
In this episode Phil Yeeles, Junior Researcher at LKMco, shares a selection of research that he has been reading lately with Dr Sam Baars, our Director of Research. This episode has a critical conceptual focus: Sam and Phil discuss the ideological implications of youth social action as an uncontested ‘good’, the consequences of perpetually silent ‘zero-tolerance’ classrooms, and what different visions of a National Education Service might look like, the problems they might solve and the challenges they’d face.
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In this episode Phil and Sam discuss:
- The ideology behind ‘youth social action’ as a policy and its interaction with austerity
- The problems arising from zero-tolerance behaviour management at the classroom level
- The consequences of maintaining a silent classroom in terms of pupil engagement with education
- The ongoing teacher recruitment and retention crisis
- The future of the teaching profession
- Teachers’ working conditions and rights
- Sectoral collective bargaining for education workers
- Visions of the National Education Service
- Phil’s favourite phases of education
Resources/people featured or mentioned:
- Davies, B. (2019). Youth Volunteering—The New Panacea. In Austerity, Youth Policy and the Deconstruction of the Youth Service in England (pp. 217–235). Springer.
- Wenham, L. (2019). ’It’s horrible. And the class is too silent’-A silent classroom environment can lead to a paralysing fear of being put on the spot, called-out, shown up, shamed or humiliated. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS), 17(1).
- Stevenson, H. (2018). A New Deal for the Teaching Profession. FORUM: For Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education, 60(2), 239–244. Symposium Books.
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