Department:School of Education & Social Care
Emeritus Professor Dave Hill is an Emeritus Marxist Professor, political activist and writer who specialises in issues of Marxism and Education, social class, 'race' and education / society, critiqueing neoliberalism, neoconservatism and social democracy.
Dave is an Emeritus Marxist Professor and political and trade union activist in different countries. He spends time every year in Limerick, Ireland, at the University of Limerick; in Ankara, Turkey, at the University of Ankara; and in Athens, at the Kapodistrian and National University of Athens. In each place he addresses academic conferences but also political and trade unionist meetings.
His academic work focuses on issues of neoliberalism, capitalism, class, 'race', resistance and socialist education/ education for equality; critical pedagogy/ critical education.
His research interest in Critical Education and developing resistance to neoliberal education are expressed in his founding and chief editing since 2003 of the refereed, scholarly, international journal, the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (www.jceps.com) which is determinedly free online (though the print version is paid for/ subscribeable) and has been downloaded more than 1 million times since 2003.
He also funded with Prof. Kostas Skordoulis, Head of Department of Primary Education at the Kapodistrian and National University of Athens, Greece, the annual ICCE (International Conference on Critical Education), held at the University of Athens in 2011 and 2012, the University of Ankara in 2013, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2014 and will be held at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland, June15-18 2015 (icce.uls.edu.pl).
Previously, in 1989, he set up the independent-left research unit, the Institute for Education Policy Studies and co-founded and chaired the Hillcole Group of Radical Left Educators between 1989 and 2001. Affiliated writers and academics sustained Marxist and socialist educational analysis and policy formulation in Britain, through its publications of two books and thirteen booklets, published by Tufnell Press between 1990 and 2002. It included Caroline Benn, Mike Cole, Glenn Rikowski and for the first few years, Gaby Weiner and Stephen Ball. It also included some activists from the Socialist Teachers Alliance.
There is a wiki on Dave Hill at wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Hill_(professor)
He supervised the following PhDs at the University of Northampton (UK)
At Middlesex University (as External Adviser)
At Anglia Ruskin University:
Dave Hill has examined the following Doctorates, as an External Examiner:
He examined, as an Internal Doctoral Examiner:
He examined, as an External Examiner, an MPhil
He also participates in the upgrading process from MPhil to PhD as a Panel member.
Dave supervises doctoral students at ARU and gives guest lectures to Masters and undergraduate students. He organises regular staff/ student research seminars on issues of Critical Education and Justice.
PhD. University of London, Institute of Education, PhD (Ideology, State and Teacher Education) supervised by Geoff Whitty. Thesis title: `The Radical Right and Teacher Education: An Analysis of and Response to the Restructuring of Teacher Education in England and Wales under the Conservative and New Labour Governments 1979-2001’
MA. University of Sussex, MA Contemporary European Studies (West European Politics and History post 1945, specialising in Britain, France, Portugal, Spain.).
Med. University of Sussex, MA Curriculum Development & Educational Technology.
University of London (SOAS and LSE), successful completion of 1st year of 2-year MSc course in Politics.
BA(Hons) University of Manchester, BA (Hons.) Politics and Modern History, (2:1).
20 television interviews (some live some studio recorded, most on regional television, some on national television).
BBCTV (South and East) Feb 2014 InsideOut Interview re selective education.
Approx. 1,000 local and national press items/reportsApprox. 500 radio interviews on local radio. (Most of these as a politician, some as a teacher educator).
Interviews in various Turkish and Greek newspapers and magazines 2011-2014
Dave is a political and trade union activist. He has been:
2010 Parliamentary candidate for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), for Brighton Kemptown constituency, England
2009 Lead EuroParliamentary Candidate for South-East England for NO2EU-YestoDemocracy coalition (of the RMT trade union and socialist groups such as the Socialist Party, Communist Party of Britain, Socialist Resistance, Alliance for Green Socialism).
1989-1991 Southern Regional Chair of NATFHE (The National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education)
1979-1990 Branch Chair or Secretary of various NATFHE branches
1975-1989 Brighton Borough Councillor 1975-83;
Leader of East Sussex County Council Labour Group of Councillors 1983-87
(including joint control of Education Committee and Budget for a time)
East Sussex County Councillor 1981-89, and, during that period,
Governor of Sussex University
Governor of Brighton Polytechnic
Governor of Brighton Technical College
Governor and Chair of Governors of various primary and secondary schools.
1987 Labour Parliamentary Candidate in 1987 General Election. (Candidate from 1986-1987)
1979 Labour Parliamentary Candidate in 1979 General Election. (Candidate from 1976- 1979)
1971-1992 Delegate to numerous Labour Party, Labour Party Local Government, National Union of Teachers (NUT), National Association of teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) national and regional conferences.