Miseducation: what can schools do to tackle inequality?
Thursday, 10th May, 2018. 6.30 p.m. at The Education Centre, 250 Euston Road, NW1 (Warren Street tube station).
We are delighted that Professor Diane Reay has agreed to come and talk to My Fair London about the intimate links between inequality in society, inequalities in education and social class. Professor Reay's book 'Miseducation', published late last year, reveals how we have ended up with an educational system that still educates different social classes in fundamentally different ways. She shows how the system remains deeply unfair, and vitally, what we could do to improve education for all our children.
Diane grew up in a working-class coal-mining community before becoming an inner-city primary school teacher for 20 years. She is now Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge and visiting Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.
As usual at our evening meetings we will start at 6.30 p.m. Diane will present some of the key themes from her book and we will have plenty of time for questions and discussions. With support from The Equality Trust we will offer light refreshments at the end of the evening. The event is free but we will be asking for voluntary donations on the night to cover the costs of the room hire. Reserve your place now as we are expecting this event to be very popular.
To reserve a place visit our booking page on eventbrite here.