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Thinking Solidarities in a Global World of Difference: The Role of Learning

An international symposium organized collaboratively between the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity (CDSS) took place on Thursday 7th March 2013. This symposium involved six presentations that all applied critical perspectives to the theme of education and learning for solidarity.

Professor Lawrence Wilde (University of Nottingham, UK) spoke on ‘Educating for Solidarity’. This paper considered the contributions of three social theorists to the debate about the role of education in fostering solidarity: Alaine Touraine’s ‘school for the subject’; Andre Gorz’s ‘education for autonomy’; and Roberto Unger’s idea of schools for ‘little prophets’.

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