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Cooper, Paul – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2014
This essay discusses the institutional dysfunction that has resulted from the misguided belief that a market forces approach leads to the improvement of teaching quality and learning outcomes. Because the market forces approach is based on a simplistic input-output model that pays scant attention to teaching and learning processes, it is an…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Role of Education, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Cooper, Paul; Kakos, Michalis – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2013
In this paper the authors explore the phenomena of positive attitudes towards negative affect among young adolescent as reflected in the appearance and behaviours of "radical peer crowds", such as Punks, Goths and Emos. The authors consider the significance of this in relation to the history of melancholy and theories of identity…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Peer Influence, Popular Culture