EDUCATION POLICY FUTURES

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CONVENORS

Andrew Wilkins, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Brad Gobby, Curtin University, Australia

Rita Nikolai, University of Augsburg, Germany

DESCRIPTION

Education Policy Futures (EPF) is a non-affiliated, independent, global forum dedicated to fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration among educators and researchers interested in the geopolitics of education policy futures.

EPF is critical of accounts that either overestimate the coherence of political programmes or reduce change to a residual effect of undifferentiated power structures and relations, including global hegemonic projects and governmental rationalities.

Instead, EPF encourages debates on the intensity and fragility of education policy futures as assemblages of various conditions, projects, actors, and materials.

EPF therefore is philosophically and strategically committed to non-reductionist, post-positivist analyses and methodologies that capture the contestability and revisability of education policy futures.

Relatedly, EPF advocates for progressive social change leading to more radical and equitable forms of education around the globe. To this end, EPF encourages, where possible, practical use of theory as vantage points through which to reimagine and transform education policy futures.

EPF is open to anyone with similar research interests and commitments. EPF aims to host 3-4 seminars each year. To join the members list, participate in events and stay updated on any developments related to EPF, please email Andrew Wilkins (andrew.wilkins@gold.ac.uk)

Follow us on twitter @EPFutures

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