Educational Futures and Fractures
24th February 2017, 08:30-18:00
This conference organized by Professor Yvette Taylor is driven by a central concern with educational futures, asking what, who and where is the future of Higher Education?
It will focus on transitions in undergraduate, postgraduate and academic staff flows and trajectories, asking what people and places are rendered (im)mobile, what fractures persist as educational fault-lines reconstituting inequalities across time and place, race and ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality? What alternative futures might be claimed amidst educational pressures, economic pressures, competitiveness and ‘failures’? What kinds of teaching practices, politics and activism, might resist the further stratification of educational futures?
Keynote: Dr Rowena Arshad OBE, University of Edinburgh, with spoken word poet Hollie McNish and a launch of ‘Early Career Feminist Perspectives’ collection in the Gender and Education Palgrave Series (Yvette Taylor Series Editor).