For many western countries questions of national identity have moved centre stage in the policy debate. In some instances the debate has focused on whether the state should oblige people to subscribe to an official identity. For all, there are major questions about the best course for education and schools.
On Thursday afternoon 27th October 2016, Politeia and St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, will jointly be holding a conference on The State, Education Policy and National Identity: Accountable and Successful Systems for Western Countries.
The Conference will focus on the principles and practical basis for future policy and practice. Academic, legal and political speakers from France and Britain will consider such questions as:
- Should schools teach national values and who decides what these are?
- What policy should government have to prescribing a national model of citizenship?
- What place should religion have in the schools in terms of ethos or timetabled lessons?
- What role for education policy and leaders to monitor and counter extremism?
Confirmed Speakers will include:
Professor Cyrille Michon, University of Nantes.
Claire Le Gras, Ambassade de France, London
Professor Robert Gildea, University of Oxford
Professor John Marenbon, University of Cambridge
Professor Paola Mattei, University of Oxford
Dr Sheila Lawlor, Director, Politeia.
The conference, from 2.30 p.m-5.30p.m will be at the East India Club, 16 St James’s Square, SW1Y 4JN. Invited will be guests from Westminster and Whitehall and those with a special interest from academic life, the media and business. We would be very pleased if you could join us for the event.
If you would like to attend please email Secretary2@politeia.co.uk with your name, organisation, position, email address, daytime telephone contact.