Sold Out

Studies of elites and education: Fresh directions and connections

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

UCL Institute of Education

Room 642

20 Bedford Way

London

WC1H 0AL

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

This one-day event brings together scholars conducting research on elites and/or education.

Research on elites and education is flourishing around the world. But robust dialogues within and beyond the field remain vital. For these to be generative we must engage colleagues within the field of education more broadly, and those who work across various disciplinary boundaries. This involves seeking out new empirical research, drawing on fresh theoretical insights and applying innovative methodological approaches. Critical in facilitating this process is sharing ideas with our colleagues working across other fields.

This event therefore aims to:

  • assess the field’s current strengths and weaknesses, gaps and silences;

  • identify some ways we might enrich its future through critical reflection on the existing corpus of work and through the deployment and/or development of novel theoretical and methodological resources;

  • consider how studies of elites and education potentially contribute to other fields of educational and disciplinary inquiry and to broader methodological and theoretical deliberations.

Plan of the day

09.45 Registration and coffee

10.10 Welcome: Professor Becky Francis (UCL Institute of Education)

10.20 Opening remarks: Emeritus Professor Jane Kenway (Monash University, Australia)

10.30 – 12.30 Session 1 — New directions.

Speakers will share their thoughts about the current state of play and/or some possible future angles of scrutiny in the study of elites and education.15-20 minutes per paper, followed by 20 mins of discussion.

Leading discussion - Dr. Avril Keating (UCL Institute of Education), with Professor Agnes van Zanten (Sciences Po), Dr. Arathi Sriprakash (University of Cambridge) and Dr. Johanna Waters (University of Oxford)

12.30-13.00 LUNCH

13.00-15.00 Session 2 — Early Career Researchers Panel.

Postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers will briefly introduce an innovative aspect of their work and clarify how it takes the field in a new direction. Subsequent discussion will focus on the ways in which new researchers are being invited into the ‘field’ and how we can extend opportunities for cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional support for early career researchers.

Leading discussion - Professor Valerie Hey (University of Sussex), with Karen Lillie (UCL Institute of Education), Alexandra Dunwill (Monash University), Emma Taylor (LSE), Dr. Howard Prosser (Monash University)

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-17.15 Session 3 — New Connections.

Speakers from sociology, geography and comparative education will share their views on the existing and possible connections between studies of elites and education and their particular field. 15-20 minutes per paper, followed by 20 mins of discussion.

Leading discussion - Professor Miriam David (UCL Institute of Education), with Professor Hugh Lauder (University of Bath), Dr. Terri Kim (University of East London), Professor Caroline Knowles (Goldsmiths, University of London)

17.15-17.45 Plenary comments and then group discussion: Professor Debbie Epstein (University of Roehampton) and Dr. Claire Maxwell (UCL Institute of Education).

17.45 - 18.00 Introduction to new books in the field: Professor Louise Archer (UCL Institute of Education).

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

UCL Institute of Education

Room 642

20 Bedford Way

London

WC1H 0AL

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved