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Seminar: Gender, Young People and Education: Current Issues
Tue 7 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 GMT
The University of Cumbria’s Youth and Community Work Team and Child and Family Team come together with Brathay Trust to present a stimulating and engaging seminar series.
To mark and celebrate International Women’s Day the next Seminar will explore Gender, Young People and Education: Current Issues led by:
Professor Carolyn Jackson, Department of Educational Research, University of Lancaster
In this seminar Carolyn will explore some of the key issues facing young people in education in the UK today, with an emphasis on the experiences of girls. While focusing particularly on how gender shapes educational experiences and outcomes, she will also explore the ways that gender intersects with other social categories including social class and ethnicity, as well as recognizing and exploring the ways in which understandings and expressions of gender have shifted over recent years. She will focus on current key gender-related challenges including attainment, study and career choices, and gender-based harassment and violence. The seminar will be relevant to academics and a range of practitioners who work with young people. There will be lots of time for discussion.