Caliban's Dance: FE after The Tempest

Maire Daley (Editor), Kevin Orr (Editor), Joel Petrie (Editor)

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Caliban's Dance concludes the trilogy begun with Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and continued with The Principal: Power and Professionalism in FE. The contributors probed the question 'Where in FE is there space to dance?'; then 'What restricts the dance?' Now we ask: 'With no restrictions, what would a future FE dance be like?' FE is subject to reductive utilitarianism by policymakers: Caliban's Dance counters with vivid dreams of a sector unfettered. The book's central metaphor is Caliban from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a play that can be read as a manifesto for second chances, transformation and learning. The contributors re-imagine FE as utopia: if it is to be Grimm, they demand that it be so on their own professional terms - as powerful, democratic, dancers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTrentham Books
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)9781858569253, 9781858569260, 9781858569277
ISBN (Print)9781858569246
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2020


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