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IOE academics contribute to international education conference

10 April 2019

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) academics have taken part in the world’s largest gathering of educational researchers at a conference in Toronto, Canada.

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IOE professor Jessica Ringrose was one of several academics to contribute to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference, which took place from 5-9 April.

Professor Ringrose took part in a symposium on how to transform sport into an inclusive space for queer youth. She covered how sport has been painted as a ‘negative culture’ for LGTBQ youth and explored experiences of LGBTQ youth, policies of sport, and ways to augment LGBTQ participation in sport through the education of teachers and coaches.

In addition to this, Professor Ringrose was part of a symposium on gender and post-truth politics which explored the relationship between post-truth politics and toxic masculinities. 

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The conference also included a memorial service commemorating the life of former IOE Director Professor Geoff Whitty, who died last summer

The service paid tribute to his work on educational inequalities based on race, social class and gender and focused on how his work helps us to understand the current state of educational research.

Numerous IOE academics presented papers at the AERA annual meeting, covering topics including teacher retention, inclusive leadership, and the politics of Multi-Academy Trusts. 

AERA is a national research society and was founded in 1916. It aims to advance knowledge about education, encourage scholarly inquiry and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

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