Upper Hollingdean Road
Inequalities in Education
Facilitators: Kathryn Telling, Sara Bragg and Nadia Edmond
Saturday mornings 10.30am-1pm on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November
Does doing well at school reflect hard work, intelligence, ability? Or is educational success a result of factors like privilege, and of how schools label students from different backgrounds?
We examine the role of education and schooling in producing social inequality and introduce students to critical perspectives that explore and question the processes and outcomes of learning in different contexts, from primary school to university.
We will analyse how education contexts might both perpetuate and / or challenge social inequalities based on class, gender, ethnicity. Topics to be covered will follow students’ own interests. The sessions all encourage reflection on personal experiences of schooling and education.
These classes are part of our degree-level course in Social Sciences (Level 1). They are open to anyone who is new to higher education (i.e. does not already have a degree).
The classes will be held in the Council’s Learning Centre in the City Clean refuse and recycling centre on Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton. The entrance gates are opposite the Hollingbury Pub.