Prof. Cristina Iannelli, 'Degrees of Success: Widening Access to Higher Education & Social Mobility
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Professor Cristina Iannelli
Personal Chair in Education & Social Stratification
will deliver her
'Degrees of success: widening access to higher education and social mobility'
Wednesday 26th April 2017, 5.30pm
G.03 Lecture Theatre - 50 George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9LH
This Lecture is free and open to the public.
Issues concerning the distribution of opportunities in society, social mobility and inclusion have been prominent in both academic and policy debates for many years. In these debates, education, in particular higher education, features as the ‘great equalizer’, i.e. as the main route through which people can escape from the disadvantage they are born in and climb the social ladder. However, the empirical evidence suggests that, despite decades of expansion of higher education and many widening access initiatives, social inequalities in education and labour market outcomes remain stark. Why is this the case?
This lecture will argue that, in addition to the well-known importance of individual and family factors, institutional factors - such as differentiation of institutions and curricula, and the extent of linkages between education and labour market – play a crucial role in shaping the unequal outcomes we observe. Discussing the Scottish case, the lecture will point out current policy dilemmas and contradictions and the need for more evidence-based policies and for joined-up efforts.
When & Where
Moray House School of Education - Head of School's Office
Please direct all correspondence to:
C/o Mr Colin Campbell
PA to Head of School, Dr Rowena Arshad
Moray House School of Education