Frank Furedi

Sociologist, commentator and author of Culture of Fear, Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone?, Paranoid Parenting, Therapy Culture, and On Tolerance: In Defence of Moral Independence.

education and culture

Taking out a patent on culture
Areo Magazine, 17 July 2017
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
The American Interest, 8 March 2017
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
Guardian, 27 February 2017
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
IB Times, 31 January 2017
Michaela Community School is hiring a 'detention director' but discipline is every educator's responsibility.

Bookish fools
Aeon, 20 October 2016
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
De Morgen, 14 October 2016
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
spiked, 13 October 2016
Dylan isn't literature: he's for listening to, not reading.

Workload is a problem in schools because of the ‘McDonaldisation’ of education
TES, 11 October 2016
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
The Sunday Times, 11 September 2016
Cats are among the animals offered by universities to calm stressed students, reports Sian Griffiths.

Exam stress? Here’s a cat you can cuddle
The Sunday Times, 11 September 2016
Encouraging university students to behave as infants will damage both their independence and their studies.

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