Avis, James (2007) Re-turn to class, economism, individualisation and post-compulsory education and training. In: Lifelong Learning Institute Seminar: Lifelong learning, post-compulsory education and training and New Labour: a critique, 19th September 2007, University of Leeds. (Unpublished)

The paper sets itself three key tasks. Firstly, to set post compulsory education and training in its socio-economic context, and secondly, this then enables an analysis of the impact of New Labour policy upon the sector. Thirdly, the paper addresses the connection between the lived experience of educational relations and the articulation of these to class formation. In so doing, questions of individualisation, complexity and class are explored. This encourages an analysis that stresses the salience of class in educational analyses and that also works with an expansive notion of practice that calls for a politicised understanding of PCET.

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