Kathryn Ecclestone

From Powerbase
Jump to: navigation, search
LM network resources
Kathryn Ecclestone in 2008

Kathryn Ecclestone is Professor of Education and Social Inclusion in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham and is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network. She has written for Spiked [1] and Culture Wars (in November 2008 and October 2009) [2] ,spoken at the Battle of Ideas, [3] adjudicated for Debating Matters, co-written a book with Dennis Hayes, spoken at the Brighton Salon and is a founder member of the Birmingham Salon.

Publications and research funding

Research funding

Ecclestone, K., Hayes, D., Pupavac, V. And Clack, B. (2008) ESRC-funded seminar series ‘Changing the subject?: inter-disciplinary perspectives on emotional well-being and social justice’, Universities of Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham and Oxford Brookes

Publications (selected)

  • Ecclestone, K., Biesta, G. and Hughes, M. (eds) (2009) Transitions and Learning through the Lifecourse (London, Routledge)
  • Ecclestone, K and Hayes, D. (2009) Changing the subject: educational implications of emotional well-being, Oxford Review of Education, 35, 3, 371-389
  • Ecclestone, K and Hayes, D. (2008) The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education (London, Routledge)
  • Ecclestone, K. (2009) Therapy Culture Re-visited, Paper for Battle of Ideas 'Therapy Culture Re-visted' Keynote Session, October 31st 2009, Royal College of Art, London
  • Davies, J. and Ecclestone K. (2008) ‘Straitjacket’ or ‘springboard’ for sustainable learning?: the implications of formative assessment practices in vocational learning cultures, The Curriculum Journal, 19, 2, 71-86
  • Eccestone, K. (2007) Commitment, compliance and comfort zones: the effects of formative assessment on ‘learning careers’ in vocational education, Assessment in Education. 14, 3, 315-333
  • Ecclestone, K. (2007) Resisting images of the ‘diminished self’: the implications of emotional well-being and emotional engagement in educational policy, Journal of Education Policy, 22, 4, 455-470
  • K Ecclestone, D Hayes, F Furedi. 2005. Knowing me, knowing you: the rise of therapeuticprofessionalism in the education of adults, Studies in the Education of Adults, 37, 2, 182‐200. ISSN:0266‐0830.
  • K Ecclestone. 2005. Review of... Furedi, F. (2004)Where have all the intellectuals gone?: confronting 21st century philistinism, London: Continuum, Democracy in Education.
  • K Ecclestone. 2004. The rise of low aspirations in education (In Debating Education, Hayes D (Editor), RoutledgeFalmer:  London



  1. "Lifelong learning: education or therapy", Spiked website, 28 January 2003, 29 May 2010
  2. "Kathryn Ecclestone", Culture Wars website, accessed 29 May 2010
  3. "Speaker detail", Battle of Ideas website, accessed 29 May 2010