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

18 Jun 2019
Public lecture

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

Event details

Date 18 June 2019
Time 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Venue
Jeffery Hall
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom
Price Free
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About the lecture

In this public lecture Professor Alice Sullivan talks about social class and gender differences in educational attainment and social mobility, using data from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).

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.

For any questions about this event, contact the organiser Kate Thomas (ioe.events@ucl.ac.uk).

 

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About the speaker

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

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Phone: 020 7612 6636
Email: s.dowie@ucl.ac.uk

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk