Voicing and valuing equality literacy by daring to do equality based practices and research

Stuart, Kaz (Karen) (2018) Voicing and valuing equality literacy by daring to do equality based practices and research. In: Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) International Conference: Voicing and Valuing, Daring and Doing, 25-27 October 2018, Friends Meeting House, Manchester, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This workshop is based on a three-year research project investigating the relative equality and equity in educational systems across the UK, Norway and Denmark. There is a common acceptance that everyone should have equal access and opportunity to education. Indeed this has been the basis of legislation and development work for the past century. Despite this commitment education remains unequally worldwide (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2010). A less understood but equally important concept is that people will need different approaches to education to give them an equitable chance of success (Chapman and West-Burnham, 2010). As a result of narrow and restrictive ‘equal’ systems, many young people become ‘Early School Leavers’, ‘Drop Outs’, or ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)’. Some commentators state the education system has pushed young people out of schools, rather than young people quitting school (Fine, 2018). We propose an ‘equalities literacy’ framework reveals such tensions and can inform an alternative approach to education in its broadest sense. This workshop will provide an opportunity to walk through the equalities literacy framework in order to both map your personal experiences of education and in order to use the tool for future practice and research. The Erasmus+ funded team are about to collect the narratives of 250 young people in a participatory action research project. Our challenge will be to achieve an impact with these narratives rather than merely curating them – we will facilitate a conversation on how to move from micro scale research to macro impact to conclude the workshop.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Workshop)
Departments: Children, Youth, Families and Community Work
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 12:09
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 18:42
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4452

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