Skip to content

Dr Achala Gupta is a lecturer at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton. Her research focuses on investigating educational issues sociologically. Achala’s current interests include education delivery systems (formal and ‘shadow’) and schooling practices in Asia, and students’ aspirations and transition into higher education in Europe. She has published research on the heterogeneity of middle-class advantage, teacher entrepreneurialism, social legitimacy and the organisational arrangements of private tutoring in India. Her work has also focused on how students are made sense of by policymakers, staff, the media and students themselves in higher education settings in Denmark, England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Spain.

 

On this episode she is interviewed by Nick Johnson, BERA’s Chief Executive on the ‘Shadow Education’ phenomenon discussing her research using different cultural and class perspectives.

In this Episode

Profile picture of Achala Gupta
Achala Gupta

University of Southampton

Dr Achala Gupta is a lecturer at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton. Her research focuses on investigating educational issues sociologically. Achala’s current interests include education delivery systems (formal and...

Profile picture of Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at BERA

Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer at BERA since April 2012. He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy...