The Hillcole Group is founded at the Institute for Education Policy
The Hillcole Group of Radical Left Educators was founded in 1989 by Dave
Hill and Mike Cole at the Institute for Education Policy Studies. It is a group of socialist practitioners and academics in education in Britain.
Their aim is to improve the quality of schooling and teacher education, to confront the assaults by the radical right on the quality of education,
and to influence policy and decision making on educational matters.
The first publication of the Hillcole group was Changing the Future: Redprint for Education (1991). Among other recent publications of the
Hillcole Group are:
The Battle in Seattle: Its significance for
Business, business, business: New Labour's
New Labour and education: Policy Ideology and the Third
Rethinking education and democracy: A socialist alternative for the twenty first
Markets, morality and equality in
What's left in teacher education: Teacher education, the radical left and policy
Falling apart: The coming crisis of Conservative
The Hillcole Group was hosted by the Institute for Education Policy
Studies (IEPS), an independent socialist-oriented institute for developing analysis of education policy which was also created in 1989. The IEPS
organises and publicises national conferences and also publishes on-line papers by Radical Left/ Socialist/ Marxist writers. It publishes an online
journal, the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (http://www.jceps.com/) twice a year.