Book launch

Tuesday, 8 February, 2022 - 17:00

Launch of Doug Bourn's new book, 'Education for Social Change'.

Douglas Bourn, Professor of Development Education at UCL, and Chair of the ANGEL Advisory Board, would like to invite ANGEL members to the launch of his latest book.

The book, published this month through Bloomsbury Academic, introduces debates about education for social change, including a review of historical themes around democracy, liberation and socialism.

The second section outlines potential theoretical and conceptual frameworks for thinking about education for social change.

The third section covers how social change has been explored and promoted within different areas of learning.

The fourth section looks at the opportunities and challenges for promoting education for social change and reviews current international initiatives including those of global citizenship and climate change.

Key theorists are introduced throughout the book including bell hooks, Dewey, Giroux, Gramsci, and Freire.

You can find out more about the book, and purchase a copy, here.

Attendees of the launch will also be sent a discount code to get a further 35% off, making the paperback version £12.99.



To mark the publication of this new work, Doug Bourn will lead a discussion that will explore the themes covered in the book. Participating in the online discussions will be:

  • Professor Tania Ramalho (State University of New York)
  • Dr Namrata Sharma (State University of New York)
  • Susan Kambalu (CAFOD)
  • Alison Hooper (Egerton Primary School)

The event will be chaired by Liam Wegimont, Director of Global Education Network Europe and ANGEL Advisory Board member.



This event is to be hosted via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed a link in the days before the event, and also 30 minutes before as a reminder.

Time after the presentations will be given over to a Q&A with participants.



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