"Working class student resistance to education: what is it, and where are we going?"
Social class has always been at the centre of education, but in this lecture John Smyth asks why we remain so reticent to admit this. As long as class is forced into the shadows, then we will continue to confuse the issue by blaming students for their lack of success. John revisits the remarkable early work of Dennis Marsden and Brian Jackson 'Education and the Working Class' (1962) to give a modern 'take' on these issues.
John Smyth is one of the world’s leading critical scholars and currently Emeritus Professor of Education at Federation University in Australia, and Visiting Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Huddersfield. His research interests are in the sociology of education, policy sociology, policy ethnography and social justice. John’s recent books include The Socially Just School: Making Space for Youth to Speak Back and Doing Critical Educational Research: A Conversation with the Research of John Smyth, both published in 2014.
A full profile can be found here.
The evening will commence with a reception with light refreshments and a double book launch, followed by the public lecture:
· Dr Shamim Miah : Muslims Schooling and the Question of Self Segregation
· Professor John Smyth : Doing Critical Educational Research
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