Should education be considered one of the ways to make societies more equal? Join us for a discussion on the purpose of education.
Prior to the general election in 2010, 75 MPs signed an equality pledge to "actively support the case for policies designed to narrow the gap between rich and poor" (The Equality Trust). However, in 2015 with a general election coming up we still see vast inequalities in society and inequality in education remains on the agenda. Should education be considered one of the ways to make societies more equal? Join us for a discussion of what the purpose of education is.
We will be focussing on the following questions:
If equality is desirable, how do we change Great Britain’s low ranking on international league tables with regards to allowing children a chance to change their social standing regardless of their parents’ socio-economic background?
Should we focus on equal opportunities or equal outcomes of education? Can those points of view be considered as part of the same argument?
Should we use technology to allow more schooling at home or in smaller local communities and would an education locally give more support for the pupil or student to develop and prosper in the education system?
Tickets are free, but please register your attendance.
If you have any questions, please contact the network lead, John Bayley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The Danish Church, 4 St Katharine's Precinct, London NW1 4HH