Thursday 15 September 2016, 6.00PM
Speaker(s): A panel of experts - see below
We often assume that in a democracy there is a virtuous circle between engagement and education: in schools and elsewhere we help people understand society and take part in it, and when they do so they learn even more. But are things so simple? Is it possible that adults intend to indoctrinate young people and are activists really learning (as opposed to narrowly trying to achieve particular goals)?
In this event experts will consider vitally important issues. We will hear from members of an international project team who are exploring youth activism and education:
And we will hear from Dr Paul Wakeling (University of York) who will present evidence from the Great British Class Survey on young people’s political engagement and consider what social class and educational inequalities among younger people might mean for youth activism.
With thanks to the Leverhulme Trust for supporting this project.
Location: Room ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resource Centre