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Programme for semester 1 (2017/2018)

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Welcome back to a new academic year! We are a group of staff and doctoral students who meet several times a semester to discuss our research and current developments in education policy in an informal setting. Everyone is welcome to join the group or just come along to one of the presentations. Here’s our programme   …Continue Reading


The phantom national? Using an ‘assemblage analytic’ to understand national schooling reforms

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29 August 2017, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Dr Glenn C. Savage, University of Western Australia   The phantom national? Using an ‘assemblage analytic’ to understand national schooling reforms. In this seminar, Dr. Glenn C. Savage will use the development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as an illustrative case to examine   …Continue Reading


A Typology of Gendered Pipelines: reconfiguring the approach to researching gender (in)equality in academic/research careers and organizations

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24 May, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Farah Dubois-Shaik, Université Catholique de Louvain   A Typology of Gendered Pipelines: reconfiguring the approach to researching gender (in)equality in academic/research careers and organizations Farah Dubois-Shaik & Bernard Fusulier In this paper we propose a new Typology of Gendered Pipelines that provides a multi-level, multi-dimensional and comparative   …Continue Reading


Elites and Expertise: The changing material production of knowledge for policy

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26 April, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Jenny Ozga, Professor Emeritus, Department of Education, Oxford & Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, Edinburgh.   Abstract: The seminar draws on work in progress on the Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship ‘Governing Education: knowledge and policy in England and Scotland since 1986’. This study investigates   …Continue Reading


Next presentations

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Upcoming presentations in the Education & Society research group:   26 April, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Jenny Ozga: Elites and Expertise: The changing material production of knowledge for policy   17 May, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Farah Dubois: Gendered University organizations and gender (in)equality in academic/research careers and work  


The logic of the gaze: education, spectatorship and the art of aesthetic governing

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Wednesday, 15 March, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Sotiria Grek, senior lecturer in Social Policy   The logic of the gaze: education, spectatorship and the art of aesthetic governing Using Sweden as a case study, the aim of this paper is to take a historical perspective in order to explore the ways in which   …Continue Reading


Comprehensive schooling and competing visions and rationalities in centre-left parties’ education policy

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Wednesday, 22 February, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Comprehensive schooling and competing visions and rationalities in centre-left parties’ education policy Anna Pultar, PhD researcher in Social Policy Comprehensive schooling has belonged to one of the most politicised issues in education policy in Europe. It is commonly presented as a partisan conflict between the political   …Continue Reading


Measuring Respect: can children’s social equality be expressed in policy?

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The next meeting of the research group will take place Wednesday, 18th of January, 2017, 1-2 pm in Conference Room 2.15, CMB Philip Cook, lecturer in Political Theory, will discuss the development of a new research proprosal.   Philip Cook: Measuring Respect: can children’s social equality be expressed in policy? Stigma, discrimination, and marginalisation stain   …Continue Reading


‘Lifelong education and lifelong social mobility: research using birth cohorts data spanning 75 years’

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Research group meeting on Wednesday, 7 December, 1-2 pm, Conference Room 2.15 CMB Lindsay Paterson, Professor of Education, will discuss the design of a new collaborative research project:   Lindsay Paterson: ‘Lifelong education and lifelong social mobility: research using birth cohorts data spanning 75 years’ I will describe the design of a project that compares   …Continue Reading


Greek Higher Education reforms during the crisis: the discursive construction of contesting issues

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Our next research group meeting will be on Wednesday, 16th November, 1-2 pm (CMB meeting room 6). Nikos Kanellopoulos, PhD candidate in social policy, will present his latest findings from his research on Greek Higher Education reforms during the crisis.   Nikos Kanellopoulos: Greek Higher Education reforms during the crisis: the discursive construction of contesting   …Continue Reading


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