Children of the Broken Heartlands: Rural Isolation and the Geography of Opportunity

Posted on

Children of the Broken Heartlands: Rural Isolation and the Geography of Opportunity

Prof. Randall Curren (University of Rochester)

Rural isolation limits children’s access to positions of respect in society. Prof. Randall explores similarities between rural and racial isolation, and the evolving geography of opportunity and role of educational systems in shaping this geography.

Randall Curren is a leading figure in educational philosophy and ethics. Prof. Curren works across the boundaries of moral, political, legal, environmental, and educational philosophy, often grounded in scholarship of ancient Greek philosophy. His major works include Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education (2000); Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters (2017); Patriotic Education in a Global Age (2018).

 

Friday 31st May, CMB 6.02/Violet Laidlaw Room, 12pm-2pm

A buffet lunch will be provided from 12pm, the talk will begin around 12.30pm.

 

This guest lecture is organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Just World Institute, Education and Society Research Group, and Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

For further information please contact philip.cook@ed.ac.uk or james.macallister@ed.ac.uk

 


Comments are closed.

Back to top

© School of Social and Political Science 2019