#UKEdChat Session 390 – Thursday 8th February 2018
In the week marking 100 years since some women were able to vote here in the UK, we are discussing equality in education. In the 21st century Britain, as with most areas of the world, the circumstances of your birth can still determine your educational achievement and your future prospects. We will discuss how educators can begin to change the stagnation in social mobility and inequality of opportunity and achievement, because we simply cannot wait another 100 years to make this a reality.
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- When you think back to your own education, what inequalities did you experience?
- What current equality initiatives have you seen applied throughout your career, and what impact?
- How can we as a profession encourage recruits which reflect the demographic of the wider population?
- Do single sex schools help or hinder educational equality?
- What are the main social inequalities for students in your education system?
- Should schools and teachers actively engage in the social mobility of their students?
- How does your school as a whole address inequalities of pupils and the local community?
- Can true equality be reached? Will it happen in our lifetime?