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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


Programme 2016/17

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Welcome back to a new academic year! Here’s our programme for semester 1:   12 October, 1-2 pm (CMB meeting room 6) Sotiria Grek: Research Design and Interdisciplinary research: challenges of developing a new project   16 November, 1-2 pm (CMB meeting room 6) Nikos Kanellopoulos: Competing Discourses in Greek Higher Education Reform during the Crisis     …Continue Reading


Exporting educational marketization: Swedish policy retailers on the move

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We’re happy to welcome Linda Rönnberg from the University of Umeå to give a lecture as part of the SPSS Social Policy seminar series. Discussant: Anna Pultar, PhD student Social Policy   14th of March 2016 4-5.30 pm room 1.204, 7 Bristo Square   Abstract The Swedish education system is increasingly viewed as being dominated   …Continue Reading


Crafting the English welfare state— interventions by Birmingham Local Education Authorities, 1948–1963

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Christian Ydesen, Associate Professor at the University of Aalborg and current IASH-SPS Visiting Fellow, will give a talk as part of the SPSS Social Policy seminar series. Discussant: Mark Wong, PhD student Social Policy   2 March 2016 3-4.30 pm Medical School, Teviot – G.16 Seminar Room – Doorway 4   The presentation will throw   …Continue Reading


The high-stakes sorting of children into remedial education

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We welcome our newest member, Christian Ydesen, University of Aalborg and IASH-SPS Visiting fellow, who will discuss his paper on: The high-stakes sorting of children into remedial education at the municipality of Frederiksberg from 1930-1943, based on standardised intelligence testing   24th of February, at 12:00 in conference room 2.15, CMB   Abstract His paper   …Continue Reading


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