British Educational Research Association: Faith, Social Justice and Race

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This conference considers how groups can be marginalised and pushed to the edges of education structures, needing to seek permission before they can engage. It explores how these groups have had to negotiate entrance and what capital has been needed to facilitate access. It considers how they have used their personal agency to secure outcomes and what structures and systems including faith have helped to enable individuals and groups to persist in education.

  • From: Thursday 18 May 2017, 9 am
  • To: Thursday 18 May 2017, 4 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Learners and tutors experience of education differs according to who they are, what they have experienced , what others expect of them and what they have come to expect for themselves, with some groups enjoying a far more positive experience of education than others. This experience constitutes a web on inter-related features including age, race, gender, socio-economic location and sexuality. To survive education, some service users need to utilise all the cultural capital they can gather to help them navigate formal education.

This conference considers how groups can be marginalised and pushed to the edges of education structures, needing to seek permission before they can engage. It explores how these groups have had to negotiate entrance and what capital has been needed to facilitate access. It considers how they have used their personal agency to secure outcomes and what structures and systems including faith have helped to enable individuals and groups to persist in education. Conference speakers will explore these issues through the personal testimony of service users and discuss the impact of events on students and staff and their ability to learn and teach. The speakers examine what students and tutors may need to overcome barriers to learning, and what part educators can play in assisting this.

For more information and to book your place, please visit the BERA website.

Programme

9.30 am Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 am Welcome from convenors and introduce speakers:
Sheine Peart, Nottingham Trent University; Louise Jackson, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; Vicky Duckworth, Edge Hill University (Social Justice SIG); Lynn Revell, Canterbury Christchurch University; Sally Elton-Chalcraft, Univesity of Cumbria (Religious and Moral Education SIG); Erica Joslyn, University of Suffolk; Elaine Ulett, Oxford Brookes University (Race, Ethnicity and Education SIG)
10.15 am Professor Robert Beckford, Canterbury Christchurch University
11 am Discussion about theme 1
11.15 am Break
11.30 am Professor Iyiola Solanke, University of Leeds
12.15 pm Discussion about theme 2
12.30 pm Lunch
13.30 pm Professor Vini Lander, Edge Hill University and Dr Francis Farrell, Edge Hill University
14.15 pm Discussion about theme 3
14.30 pm Panel discussion
14.45 pm Completion of evaluation forms
14.50 pm Closing remarks
15.30 pm Close of meeting

Booking information

For more information and to book your place, please visit the BERA website.

Cost
BERA Member *
£50
BERA Student Member *£25
Non Member£70
Student£40

Please note: BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only. For more information visit the BERA website.

Location details

Room/Building:

Newton building, Nottingham Conference Centre

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Burton Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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