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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) A consistent finding of research on education’s civic effects is that   …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


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


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