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The complexity of education policies and social inequality in school systems

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 18 September 2019

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In this seminar, Louis Volante discusses key factors that influence the academic resilience of students from backgrounds of low socioeconomic status. Comparing various countries, he will especially focus on educational practices that appear to ameliorate achievement gaps.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Cost

Free

Organiser

Dingeman Wiertz

Location

Room G02
55-59 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0NU

Socioeconomic inequality in academic achievement has become a key educational, economic, social, and political issue of the 21st century. Policymakers around the world are grappling with the persistent challenge of raising the academic attainment of disadvantaged student populations, and of narrowing achievement gaps to their more affluent peers.  

Enhanced educational outcomes – particularly for disadvantaged students – have important implications for student success and intergenerational mobility. In this light, Louis Volante discusses key factors that influence the academic resilience of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) family backgrounds. 

Particular attention will be given to discussing educational policies and practices that appear to ameliorate achievement gaps for at-risk primary student populations. Among other things, Volante will examine findings from a recent cross-national study of socioeconomic disadvantages within England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Canada, and Australia.

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About the Speaker

Louis Volante

Professor of Education at Brock University, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, and President of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA). He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Science at UCL. 

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