On this page, you will find related websites, articles, podcasts and more. I will add these resources continually. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or would like your resource to be included. Blurbs are from the piece itself, unless marked with my initials, GW.
A couple of caveats. I do not necessarily endorse everything on here; and not everything is explicitly anarchist (although, by the standards of the status quo, sadly, it would all be considered “radical”). The only criteria for inclusion is that I feel it presents material that will advance the discussion of where to go from here.
Alternative Education Resource Organization. Advancing student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world.
Anarchist Pedagogies Network. Promotes anarchist pedagogical practices based on the principles of freedom, collective self-organization, and mutual aid.
Center for a Stateless Society. A left market think tank and media center.
Friends of the Modern School. Sustains the history of the Ferrer Modern Schools and fosters current anarchistic methods of education and living.
Henry Giroux. Advocates for the need to make pedagogy central to politics itself, and to help create the conditions necessary for the development of a formative culture that provides the foundation for developing critical citizens and a meaningful and substantive democracy.
It’s Going Down. Link to IGD’s education-related posts.
Libertarian Education. For the liberation of learning.
“Anarchist Student Groups: How to Organize Your Own.” It has never been more pressing to organize on campuses to promote self-determination and collective defense against oppression.
“Anarchism, Education, and the Road to Peace,” by Colman McCarthy. We are so perverted by an education which from infancy seeks to kill in us the spirit of revolt, and to develop that of submission to authority.
“Anarchy in the Classroom,” Judith Suissa, New Humanist. Too often associated with chaos and disorder, anarchism is actually an ideology rooted in a radical theory of education.
“Animal Liberation and Social Revolution,” by Brian Dominick. An anarchist education is devoted to ending all forms of human domination and oppression. Being sentient beings, non-human animals must be included alongside of humans in any discourse of liberation. GW
“Teaching Freedom: Thoughts on an Anarchist Education.” What are our options for educating ourselves and our children, and how do we build a new education system within the shell of this old outdated state institution?
“The Difference between Anarchy and the Academy,” by Peter Gelderloos. It would be as easy as dogma to point out that the academy is one of the ruling institutions, therefore it’s our enemy, and that’s the end of it. This would also obscure the more complicated and useful realities.
“Why Not To Trust Your School,” Anonymous. The school is an instrument for domination in the hands of the ruling class.
Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective, by Judith Suissa. A systematic work on the philosophical underpinnings of anarchist educational ideas. See post, “Judith Suissa: Anarchism and Education.”
Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education, by Robert H. Haworth (ed.). Addresses issues in the area of anarchism and education, from Francisco Ferrer’s modern schools in Spain and the Work People’s College in the United States, to contemporary actions in developing “free skools” in the U.K. and Canada, to direct-action education against neoliberalism.
Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader, by Mark Bray and Robert H. Haworth (eds.). The first historical reader to gather together Ferrer’s writings on rationalist education, revolutionary violence, and the general strike and put them into conversation with the letters, speeches, and articles of his comrades, collaborators, and critics to show that the truth about the founder of the Modern School was far more complex than most of his friends or enemies realized. See video below.
Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism, by Marquis Bey. “The history of Blackness is a history of disruption toward freedom.”
Contemporary Anarchist Studies: An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy. Interdisciplinary work highlighting connections between anarchism and other perspectives, such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice.
The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation, by Jacques Rancière. On the role of the teacher and the individual towards individual liberation and the establishment of social equality.
Utopian Pedagogy: Radical Experiments Against Neoliberal Globalization, by Mark Cote, Richard Day, and Greig de Peuter (eds.). Critical examination of the educational dimension of social and political struggles, presented by both professional academics and activists, many of whom are directly involved in the very experiments they discuss.
“Anarchism and Education“
“Anarchism and Education: An Anarchist Studies Review“
“Imagining the Future: What Anarchism Brings to Education“
Summary and review of The Ignorant Schoolmaster, by Stefan Szczelkun
“Jan 6th, Fascistization, and Education,” with Henry Giroux. The Analysis. On the events of Jan 6th, 2021, the destruction of public education, and the degeneration of mass culture.
“Radical Education for Youth,” with Alexis Fawn. The Vegan Vanguard. On the importance of arming students with critical thinking skills and class consciousness before they enter the university.
“Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto,” with Kevin Gannon. Teaching in Higher Ed. Teaching is a radical act of hope.
“The Role of Educators and Public Scholarship in a Time of Tyranny,” with Henry Giroux. Univerisity of Barcelona.