Yearly Archives: 2018

The distribution of student loans and grants: comparing the long-term financial impact of more targeted and more universal systems of student funding

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28 November, 12-1 pm (Conference room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building) Lucy Hunter Blackburn (School of Education, University of Edinburgh)   The distribution of student loans and grants: comparing the long-term financial impact of more targeted and more universal systems of student funding Lucy is currently in the final year of a PhD  studying the relationship   …Continue Reading


Education, populism and civic virtue

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7 November 2018, 12-1 pm (Meeting Room 3, 311 Chrystal Macmillan Building) Lindsay Paterson (Social Policy, University of Edinburgh)   Education, populism and civic virtue A consistent finding of research on education’s civic effects is that it fosters liberalism, respect, tolerance, and social responsibility. Yet education has also, much more recently, been seen as a   …Continue Reading


Programme for semester 1 (2018/19)

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10 October 2018, 12-1 pm (Conference room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building) Introduction of new members and planning for 2018/19   7 November 2018, 12-1 pm (Meeting Room 3, 311 Chrystal Macmillan Building) Education, populism and civic virtue Lindsay Paterson (Social Policy, University of Edinburgh)   28 November, 12-1 pm (Conference room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building)   …Continue Reading


What is the Relationship between Justice and Pluralism in School Policy? Why the Scottish School System is more unjust than the English

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2-3 pm (room 3.15, 18 Buccleuch Place) Philip Cook, Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Edinburgh   What is the Relationship between Justice and Pluralism in School Policy? Why the Scottish School System is more unjust than the English This presentation sets out an account of a ‘just plural school system’   …Continue Reading


Global, national, local – conceptions of citizenship among young people

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 12-1 pm (Conference Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building) Christine Huebner, PhD researcher in social policy, University of Edinburgh   Global, national, local – conceptions of citizenship among young people In light of an ongoing debate about an allegedly politically apathetic youth, ‘citizenship’ has become a catchphrase that scholars and practitioners employ   …Continue Reading


Exploring how best practices in education policy are developed in a European expert group

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CANCELLED – Monday 19 March 2018, 12-1 pm (Conference Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building) Dr Natalie Papanastasiou, Postdoctoral Researcher, Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam   Exploring how best practices in education policy are developed in a European expert group The sharing and development of best practices is without doubt a cornerstone   …Continue Reading


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