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What are the causes of social inequalities in educational attainment?
Thu 24 November 2016, 12:30 – 13:30 GMT
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In this seminar, Professor Francis will introduce the current picture concerning the relationships between social identity variables and educational outcomes, and outline key explanations for present inequalities. She will also highlight the role of in-school segregation, particularly with regard to attainment grouping, drawing on her current large-scale research project funded by the Education Endowment Foundation.
Professor Becky Francis, Director of the UCL-Institute of Education (IOE)
Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation
Date and time
Thursday 24 November 2016, 12.30-13.30
A light lunch will be served from 12.00
This discussion will include a Q&A session
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB
About the Speaker
Professor Becky Francis is Director of the UCL-Institute of Education (IOE). Before this, she was Professor of Education and Social Justice at King’s College London. She has followed a research career focusing on education and social justice, incorporating education policy work, for example in her previous roles as Director of Education at the RSA, and as Standing Advisor to the Parliamentary Education Select Committee.
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