• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: education and culture

Taking out a patent on culture

Calls to destroy a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of a black victim of a lynch mob hanging in the Whitney Museum illustrates that for many, even artistic freedom has become a negotiable commodity in the crusade against cultural appropriation.

The Therapeutic University

How medicalized language and the therapeutic culture came to dominate Anglo-American institutions of higher education.

Universities blame others for plagiarism. They need to look at themselves

Efforts to prevent student cheating have always been about universities being seen to be doing something but academia is part of the problem.

If you need a ‘detention director’ in your school you might be getting discipline wrong

Michaela Community School is hiring a 'detention director' but discipline is every educator's responsibility.

Bookish fools

The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read.

Neem het maar aan van een Dylanfan: de Nobelprijs verdient hij niet

Ik zou in de wolken moeten zijn nu Bob Dylan de Nobelprijs voor literatuur heeft gewonnen. Maar in werkelijkheid geeft het me een dubbel gevoel.

I love Dylan, but he shouldn’t get the Nobel Prize

Dylan isn't literature: he's for listening to, not reading.

Workload is a problem in schools because of the ‘McDonaldisation’ of education

English teachers spend more time working than their peers abroad, not because they give more teaching time pupils but because they are compelled to devote too many hours to administrative duties,

Universities hand students soft toys, puppies and bubble wrap to ease stress

Cats are among the animals offered by universities to calm stressed students, reports Sian Griffiths.

Exam stress? Here’s a cat you can cuddle

Encouraging university students to behave as infants will damage both their independence and their studies.

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