#UKEdChat Session 394 – Thursday 8th March 2018
Education has many different purposes for many different people, but the idea that education improves one’s ability and standing is usually a given. But should schools actively strive to improve social mobility and to what extent? This week #UKEdChat is discussion social mobility and education. A contentious issue and term, which means different things to different people. We look forward to seeing what it means to you. Perhaps a heated debate ahead.
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- Should schools actively strive to improve social mobility?
- Is the education system set up in a way which reinforces the social order and inequally?
- What can individual teachers do to improve the social mobility of their pupils?
- How can we improve social mobility while not devaluing certain jobs and professions?
- How could/are school career services be utilised to improve social mobility?
- How can schools, parents and the wider community work together to improve aspirations?
- With the equality gap widening, how can we prevent our pupils falling behind?
- Can technology be used to improve access and equality?