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Inequalities in education and society: the home, the school and the power of reading

18 June 2019, 6:15 pm–7:30 pm

Professor Alice Sullivan #IOELectures

Professor Alice Sullivan talks about social class and gender differences in educational attainment and social mobility.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Kate Thomas

Location

Jeffery Hall
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom

Chair: Professor Becky Francis, Director, IOE
Respondent: Professor Heather Joshi, IOE

In this public lecture Professor Alice Sullivan talks about social class and gender differences in educational attainment and social mobility.

She addresses the roles of children's home backgrounds and their schooling, and explains the importance of 'cultural capital' and the power of reading for pleasure.

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About the Speaker

Professor Alice Sullivan

at Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education

Alice Sullivan is Professor of Sociology at the IOE, and Director of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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