Stuart Tannock

Stuart Tannock
University College London | UCL · Institute of Education

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This chapter explores claims made about the potential of children and young people to change society to address the climate crisis. It argues that to think through the actual and potential roles that children and young people are playing and could play in climate change activism, there is a need to reflect critically on dominant ideologies of child...
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Formal education is often associated with a “taking out of place.” Environmental education, by contrast, embraces place as pivotal to developing effective education that can address environmental degradation and crisis, including the global climate crisis. However, there is considerable disagreement on how exactly place is important in education, a...
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This chapter considers the significance of hope, fear and other emotions for developing effective climate crisis education. This includes examining both problems with invocations of climate hope; but also worries about the possible harmful effects that fear, panic and anxiety in relation to the climate crisis are claimed to have. The chapter sugges...
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Nudging and individual behavior change are among the most dominant approaches for addressing the climate crisis. This chapter reviews the literature on nudging and the climate crisis, pointing out the criticisms that have been made of the nudging approach. Rather than reject nudging, the chapter argues that nudging should be recognized as a theory...
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Together with the previous chapter on the role of self interest, this chapter addresses the vital political element of climate change education, and considers what is inevitably going to be a central question for any project that seeks to link education with radical social change: how can we learn how to build the kinds of power that will be requir...
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This chapter considers the central role of self interest in developing effective climate crisis education, a role that is all too often overlooked and avoided, not just in climate change education but in social justice education more generally. The chapter critiques the ways in which climate change education and action have often been shaped by pos...
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This chapter reviews the recent battles and struggles over climate change curriculum, before pointing to some of the problems and limitations of curriculum focused efforts to tackle the climate crisis. These include the need to address school structure and practice, or what is called the core grammar or hidden curriculum of schooling; the need to o...
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The conclusion looks at work that has been done in climate change education research and theory recently that calls for a transformative and transgressive education that can support radical social change to address the global climate crisis; and considers how the discussions in the preceding chapters connect and compare with this call for transform...
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This book asks how education can be developed to facilitate the radical social, cultural and economic transformations needed to deal with the ongoing climate emergency. The author illuminates important links between the work currently being done in climate change and education and the broader and older theories of radical education: an area of educ...
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Fossil fuel corporations play a significant role in promoting their interests in schools and other educational institutions, a practice that has recently been labelled as ‘petro-pedagogy.’ But this role goes beyond the production of the pro-petroleum and anti-science corporate propaganda that tends to attract the most critical attention. In this ar...
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The concept of deschooling has been making a comeback, after having been largely written off by the mainstream education research community in the 1980s and early 1990s. However, it is not just anti-capitalist radicals who are rediscovering the appeal of deschooling, but political and economic elites as well. This article traces some of the central...
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en As the political economy of social science research has shifted, subcontracted research assistants have taken over an ever growing part of the research process. In this article, we report on a case study of the experiences of local research assistants employed on UK‐directed research projects on Syrian refugees in Lebanon. While refugee research...
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In an increasingly globalised educational landscape, this book examines whether the principle of educational equality can be applied across nation state borders. Exploring the tension between the theory of educational equality and the reality that most educational institutions are rooted in local communities and national frameworks, the author thus...
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Should the principle of educational equality apply to all students worldwide or only to some students – namely, those who have citizenship and permanent residency rights?
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This article looks critically at the new global youth, peace and security agenda, that has been marked by the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 in December 2015. It argues that this agenda needs to be situated within the broader context of the securitisation of development, and that the increasing interest in youth as a sec...
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This article is written as a brief comment on a recent discussion that has taken place in the pages of the Journal of Youth Studies on the question of youth, youth studies and political economy, in a series of articles by Côté [2014. “Towards a New Political Economy of Youth.” Journal of Youth Studies 17 (4): 527–543; Côté, J. 2016. “A New Politica...
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A high profile anti-radicalisation agenda in schools and other educational institutions throughout Europe has risen in response to terrorist attacks on European countries in the first decades of the twenty-first century. This article looks critically at anti-radicalisation in education, arguing that it needs to be placed in the broader context of o...
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The concept of the ‘public university’ has been widely promoted as the principal alternative vision for higher education to the neoliberal, managerialist model that currently prevails. However, if the public university is to serve as the holder for collective ideals of a just, sustainable and democratic future in higher education, then there is a n...
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Currently dominant human capital and knowledge economy rhetoric holds that education can raise wages, empower workers and enhance working conditions. Education, however, can also have the opposite impact in the workplace and labour market, an impact that has received only limited attention. In this article we draw together a broad range of literatu...
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In the context of the increasing internationalisation of higher education, there is a pressing need to think through how demands for educational equality and justice, that currently tend to be framed at the national and sub-national level, should be conceptualised at a global level. This article compares two recent media and policy debates in the U...
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Concerns about the problem of over-research have been reported in communities around the world, and across a wide range of fields of social science research practice for decades. Yet, despite this, over-research remains under-addressed by social scientists as a significant research concern. In this article, we discuss the problem of over-research a...
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Two of the most important social policy agendas of the Welsh state in the contemporary period are the attempt to revitalize the Welsh language – through the promotion of Welsh medium education, in particular – and the effort to eliminate regional inequality and poverty – most recently, through the government’s Communities First programme. This arti...
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A collection of short reflections on the use of anonymisation in social science research, with a list of suggested further readings on the topic.
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The field of youth development, long given over to discussions of youth as a time of storm and stress, raging hormones and problem behavior, has increasingly turned to look at the ‘sunny side’ of youth – at their agency, insights, capabilities and contributions. Youth, we are now regularly told, are not problems but resources and assets. In this pa...
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The paper reviews public discourses and research on the safeguarding of other people’s children by adults at the neighbourhood level. There is much empirical evidence pointing to the existence of thriving informal communities of support and informal childcare for parents across the social classes. There appears to be less empirical evidence related...
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The American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) international program is one of the largest of any labor union in the United States, running operations in countries around the world, from Bolivia to Burma and Kenya to Kazakhstan. In this article, the authors analyze the AFT’s recent interventions in the Middle East and, in particular, Lebanon. Contrary...
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Most research and policy discussions of education in the global city have focused on the ways in which globalization and the emergence of global or globalizing cities can create social, economic and educational inequality locally, within the global city itself. Global cities, however, are, by definition, powerful places, where the core institutions...
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The literature on school commercialism, despite a number of successes in battling advertising and marketing in schools, has often seemed to only scratch the surface of corporatization of K‐12 education. While condemning corporations who seek to sell brand‐name products to kids in schools is a relatively straightforward matter, critiquing corporate...
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Debates over the H-1B visa program and high-skilled immigration more generally in the United States need to be viewed in the context of America's position in the world as global hegemon or imperialist power. While those supporting and those opposing the expansion of the H-1B program may seem to be ideological opposites, both sides often share a com...
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The ‘knowledge economy’ has become the buzzword of development policy in the early twenty‐first century. Nations and regions around the world are all told that they must transform themselves into knowledge economies to survive and prosper. This article uses the example of Wales and its recent embrace of a massive military privatisation project in t...
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Talk of the rise of a global war for talent and emergence of a new global meritocracy has spread from the literature on human resource management to shape nation‐state discourse on managed migration and immigration reform. This article examines the implications that the global war for talent have for education policy. Given that this talent war is...
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No one publicly defends unequal educational opportunity, Christopher Jencks claimed in a well-known article two decades ago. But is this actually true? With the rise of a ‘global war for talent’ and the push by business and political elites for a ‘global meritocracy’, the terrain on which educators work is shifting radically. This article argues th...
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We are accustomed to linking education and skill with mobility and opportunity. In recent education, employment and especially immigration policy in Britain, however, the discourse of education and skill is being used to create a segregated and inegalitarian society, in which privileges and rights are granted to a small elite while being denied to...
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Published in Our Schools, Our Selves 18(4) Summer 2009.
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Including abstract, bibl. While the research, theory and policy literature on race, class and gender discrimination in education is extensive, the problem of education-based discrimination itself has been widely overlooked. Indeed, the dominant ideologies of meritocracy and human capital (into which we are inculcated throughout our lives by schools...
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Youth, and youth employment especially, have jumped to the forefront of the international development agenda, driven by new funding and reporting priorities of the World Bank and allied international and national aid organisations. Despite the seductive rhetoric of youth empowerment, however, we argue that the new turn to youth serves primarily to...
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The Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, Robert Birgeneau, told Time magazine recently that America is in ‘an economic war’ with the world and ‘the importance of investing in long‐term research for winning that war hasn’t been understood’. This article argues that such comments are not just metaphorical or unfortunate word choices,...
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Wages and working conditions for youth in the low-end service sector are notoriously dismal. Recent attempts to use collective action to improve these conditions, however, have been limited in number and effectiveness. Addressing the situation requires attention to many of the same issues that concern labor overall. But sooner or later, youth labor...
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:Is it possible that our thinking on the question of college access and economic inequality is back to front? At a time when some young Americans are quite literally dying to go to college—the primary reason now cited by young recruits for enlisting in the U.S. military is their desire to obtain financial assistance for college—we need to take...
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The typical youth workplace in North America's service society today is likely to be a fast-food restaurant or mall retail outlet. Sixty-eight percent of working youth (ages 16 to 24) in the United States now work in the service and retail sectors (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1996). Many of these youth work in what are commonly referred to as...
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Working youth over the age of 17 are the forgotten workers of 21st century America. To draw attention to this group of workers, we report a study of the work experiences of young (ages 18-25) com munity college students in Northern California—students who are predominantly working class, immigrant and people of color, and who have long histories of...
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In 1996, the Canadian Labour Congress adopted a resolution that called for youth to become a central outreach and organizing priority for all union affiliates. This article explores what led up to the CLC resolution, what has happened in the six years since, and what lessons the Canadian labor movement’s youth project has for the labor movement her...
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"In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Stuart Tannock poses a startling question: Why shouldn't young workers receive good pay, respectful treatment, and decent working conditions? Giving voice to young people in fast-food and supermarket work, he shows what life on the job is like for these 'stopgap workers'—and how it could be diffe...
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Submitted to the Department of Modern Thought and Literature. Copyright by the author. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Stanford University, 2000.
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Over the last few decades in the US, a wide variety of community-based organizations (CBOs) has emerged in response to a sense of failure of mainstream institutions to work with a socially and linguistically diverse population. Discourse analysts have paid little attention to the discursive practices - which often bear little resemblance to convent...
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Workers' perspectives have frequently been overlooked and ignored in the development and implementation of workplace literacy programs. Analysis of the classroom discourse of a literacy program run cooperatively by company and union at a US canning factory shows how, even in apparently `worker-centered' efforts, local discursive choices made by ins...
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Nostalgia is a widespread structure of feeling in Western modernity. While critique of nostalgia has tended to be hostile and dismissive, associating the phenomenon with dominant and conservative forces in society, this paper argues that nostalgia is a valuable way of approaching the past, important to all social groups. Acknowledging the diversity...

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