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

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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   …Continue Reading


Program for Semester 2 (2018/19)

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Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12-1 pm (Conference Room, 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building) Calculating Risk: International Organisations and the Construction of Governing Utopias Sotiria Grek, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh   Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 12-1 pm (Conference Room, 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building) A youth practitioner’s view of young people’s politics in the   …Continue Reading


Calculating Risk: International Organisations and the Construction of Governing Utopias

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Wednesday, 8 May2019, 12-1 pm (Conference Room, 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building) Sotiria Grek, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh   Calculating Risk: International Organisations and the Construction of Governing Utopias The dominance of International Organisations (IOs) in the production of global metrics has become a key feature of the transformation of the transnational   …Continue Reading


A youth practitioner’s view of young people’s politics in the UK

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Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 12-1 pm (Conference Room, 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building) Dena Arya, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh   A youth practitioner’s view of young people’s politics in the UK Young people across UK nations face a host of challenges present and future; exacerbated by austerity policies and the privatisation   …Continue Reading


Bioinformatic education: genomics and a new data-centred science of precision learning

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 12-1 pm (Conference Room, 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building) Ben Williamson, Moray House of Education, University of Edinburgh   Bioinformatic education: genomics and a new data-centred science of precision learning Big data, biological science and business have united forces in emerging approaches to the genetics of education. The emerging data-centred science of   …Continue Reading


Practice and provision for gifted and talented students: a comparative study of primary schools in England and Scotland

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Wednesday, 6 February, 12-1 pm (Conference Room, 2.15 Chrystal Macmillan Building) Esthir Tzivelopoulus, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh Practice and provision for gifted and talented students: a comparative study of primary schools in England and Scotland Educational provision for gifted and talented pupils in primary schools is under-researched (especially in Scotland)   …Continue Reading


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


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