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Antisocial behaviour and inequalities in Mexican schools

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13 December 2017, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Fernando Pantoja (Criminology, University of Edinburgh)   Antisocial behaviour and inequalities in Mexican schools Inequality in Mexico has caused a social and spatial segmentation, in which social mobility is hard and the opportunities of individuals depend to a large extent on their social class. In this   …Continue Reading


Why do Swedes trust the State and Scots don’t?

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15 November 2017, 1-2 pm (CMB Conference room 2.15) Ingela Naumann and Lindsay Paterson, University of Edinburgh   Why do Swedes trust the State and Scots don’t? An exploration of the religious foundations of state-citizens relations in modern welfare systems In Scottish political debate, Scotland is often likened to the Nordic countries in its views about   …Continue Reading


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


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