This year’s 8th International Conference on Critical Education took place at the University of East London from July 25 to 28 and focused on the theme of “Critical Education and Activism Against Neoliberalism/ Authoritarian Neoconservatism in Education, State and Society.” EDiTE researchers from the University of Lower Silesia, Tamas Toth and Josefine Wagner had the unique opportunity to present their research on “Pedagogy of the Spectacle” and “Inheriting Education?”, respectively, at the Early Career/PhD Invited Sessions. Also, EDiTE supervisor, Prof. György Meszaros from ELTE University attended ICCE and offered the audience his excellent talk on “Returning to Reality: Critical Ontology for Anti-Capitalist Research and Activism in Post-Socialist Semi-Periphery.” The conference is highly recommended to critical young scholars as the atmosphere is warm, welcoming and encouraging to thinkers who want to share their thoughts and actions for social and education justice and receive excellent feedback for further improvement and reflection

EDiTE crew with Peter McLaren

EDiTE at the 6th International Conference on Critical Education

EDiTE researchers and supervisors attended the 6th International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE), previously held in Athens (2011, 2012), Ankara (2013), Thessaloniki (2014) and Wroclaw, Poland (2015). ICCE is a forum for scholars, educators and activists committed to social and economic justice.  The 6th ICCE: Dialogue, Solidarity and Resistance against Neo-liberalism and Neo-conservatism in Education took place in London at Middlesex University, 10 – 13 August 2016. 


Professor Hana Cervinkova (supervisor and program director in EDiTE): “Neo-conservatism, Precarity and New Citizenship Education in Poland”

Professor Lotar Rasiński (EDiTE supervisor): “What Does it Mean to Be Critical?”

Tamás Tóth (EDiTE researcher) and professor György Mészáros (EDiTE co-supervisor): “Critical Pedagogues in a Post-Socialist Country. Collaborative Auto-Ethnography of two Academic Selves in the Hungarian Neoliberal Context”

Vasileios Symeonidis (EDiTE researcher): “Moving from Global Policies to Local Practices: A Critical Study of Teacher Education Discourse in Europe”

Josefine Wagner (EDiTE researcher) presenting “‘I-Kind’ a body of power struggles”

The International Conference on Critical Education (ICCE) provides a vibrant and egalitarian, non-elitist, platform for scholars, educators, activists, students and others interested in critical education and in contesting the current neo-liberal/ neo-conservative/ nationalist hegemony, to come together and engage in a free, democratic and productive dialogue. 

See the full conference book here!