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Education and Working Class Youth – Reshaping the politics of inclusion

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Education and Working Class Youth – Reshaping the politics of inclusion

Book launch and symposium

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This symposium contests negative discourses about education and working-class youth. It highlights social class inequalities in educational attainment and participation, and locates such inequalities in the structures of power in class society. The symposium presents three papers dealing with different dimensions of working-class identity and experience; the ways in which educational practitioners engage with working-class youth; and the influence of community, history and social change; and the misrecognition of working-class attitudes, values and disposition. It examines what might be required to reshape the politics of educational inclusion for working-class youth.

Book launch, Education and Working-Class Youth



Programme

10.00-10.15: Registration and coffee.

10.15-10.30: Introduction – Lyn Tett, Chair

10.30- 11.30: John Smyth - Working-Class Dispositions Meets the Socially Just School.

11.30-12.30: Jo Bishop - Assumptions about Class, Community and Barriers to Learning: the enduring utilization of educational paraprofessionals in engaging ‘problematic’ and ‘disaffected’ pupils.

12.30-1.15: Lunch

1.15-1.30: Book Launch: Education and Working-Class Youth, James Avis

1.30-2.30: Kat Simpson and Robin Simmons – Social Haunting or Reclaiming the Past? Education and the working class in a former mining community

2.30-3.00: Education and Working class youth: Where now? What now? Ron Thompson, Discussant


Presenters

Jo Bishop is Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Huddersfield

Robin Simmons is Professor of Education at the University of Huddersfield

Kat Simpson is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Huddersfield

John Smyth is Emeritus Research Professor of Education at Federation University Australia and Visiting Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Huddersfield


You might also be interested in a public lecture and book launch by John Smythe The ‘Toxic University’—a provocation and disruption in higher education: some reflections on Thursday 27 June. Find out more information and book your place on this event here https://thetoxicuniversity.eventbrite.co.uk

Part of the Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society (HudCRES) events.

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