Poverty & Education in four jurisdictions and internationally
The BERA Commission on Poverty and Policy Advocacy: seminar series
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Academics from each jurisdiction will provide brief outlines on the political contexts and policy landscapes in which schools are increasingly picking up the burden of poverty; participants will explore partnerships, professional knowledge work & governance. Invited speakers will share sets of critical thinking tools, and a closing panel will respond to the day’s proceedings with specific attention to questions about what constitutes good schools policy and practice to support teachers’ work with students who experience poverty & cumulative multiple deprivation.
10.00 Official Welcome – Carnegie Dean Dr John Minten (Leeds Beckett)
10.15 Gabrielle Ivinson – Introduction to this BERA Commission
10.30 Session 1 – Mapping the Education-Policy context in the 4 jurisdictions
- Each of the following presentations are planned to be 20 mins, speaking to concerns articulated in the pre-briefing papers, with discussion of 10 mins.
10.45 Perspectives from England – Lori Beckett
11.15 Perspectives from Scotland – Stephen McKinney & Stuart Hall
11.45 Perspectives from Northern Ireland – Joanne Hughes & Ruth Leitch
12.15 Perspectives from Wales –David Egan & Valerie Walkerdine
12.45 Perspective from Australia- video Suzanne Gannon & Wayne Sawyer
13.45 Session two – Invited speakers on inequalities-social policy-schools
- Each of the following presentations are planned to be 30 mins, speaking to concerns articulated in the pre-briefing papers, with discussion of 15 mins.
13.45 Kitty Stewart (London School of Economics) ‘Child Poverty in the UK: Recent Trends and the Current Policy Context’
14.30 Ruth Lupton (Manchester) ‘Thinking Differently About Child Poverty and Education Policy’ – Research and Policy Alternatives
15.15 Tea/coffee break
15.30 Terry Wrigley (Northumbria) ‘From deficit accounts to reductionist targets: a brief history of underachievement’
16.15 Panel responses to day’s proceedings & advice on policy advocacy
- Paul Brennan (Deputy Director of Children’s Services Leeds)
- Damien Page (Head of School, Education & Childhood, Leeds Beckett)
- Gabrielle Ivinson (Chair, BERA Commission Poverty & Policy Advocacy)