what is education


What is education? This question demands that we not only describe the general nature of education but also that we describe the qualities, problems and conflicts, which make up the present reality of education. The question is thus as philosophically pertinent as it is politically urgent – it demands reflection but not without imposing confrontation.  To pose it is a way of questioning the answers that define and govern what education is and can be said to be today.

By producing a book distributed free of charge to students and educators and interested readers we hope to be able to provide more than just another publication but to be able to provide the means, tools, perspectives, the necessary encouragement for readers to raise the question education and think the question of education.


About this book

This anthology has been informed by a series of seminars held at Literaturhaus, Copenhagen, in which students, teachers and invited speakers discussed the situation of education today.

Bypassing regular chains of distribution, the book will be distributed free of charge and made directly available to anyone: students, educators and educational institutions that wish to arrange seminars or debates on the question of the subject of education.  

The editors are all students at the University of Copenhagen or European Graduate School. The book has been conceived on the basis of their experiences with university politics and activism and years of study at these two very different educational institutions.

The project is funded by DUF (The Danish National Youth Council). The project is entirely non-profit and organized by volunteer students.