Kathryn Ecclestone

Kathryn Ecclestone is Professor of Education and Social Inclusion at the University of Birmingham, co-author of The Dangerous Rise of Therapeutic Education and director of an ESRC-funded seminar series on ‘emotional well-being and social justice’.

October 2009

Darwin on the couch

We pity Darwin, not because of the political, academic and religious challenges he faces in trying to get his ideas out, but because of his overwhelming need to gain emotional ‘closure’.

November 2008

Therapy culture revisited

Our view is that education is now the key to our future. This is not to revert to an archaic form of change through education but to recognise that, at the present moment, it is only by asserting subjects that we can develop subjectivity.


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