Tuesday 27th March 2012
2nd Employability, Citizenship and Enterprise Conference
SUPPORTED BY the Higher Education Academy, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network. Papers presented at the conference are also being put forward for the Elsevier Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education.
Hollings Faculty, Old Hall Lane,
£55.00 full price
£45.00 student price
Registration now available at http://www.hollings.mmu.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=272&Itemid=452
Miriam Firth, Hollings Faculty
We are pleased to send you details of our Equality and Diversity Annual Report for 2010-11. This document will provide staff and students with an update of our progress on the University’s Single Equality Scheme action plan, key priorities for 2012 and some useful equality monitoring data.
The report highlights the University’s continuing commitment to sustaining diversity and equality of opportunity and also helps us to demonstrate that it is integral to everything we do.
We would encourage all colleagues to read the report. We welcome any feedback about the report and any ideas to help and embed E&D priorities across the University.
The annual report is available from the Equalities website:
Hard copies are available at reception points. Please can managers of non-desk based staff ensure colleagues are aware of this.
Copies in alternative formats can be requested from the E&D Team via Katherine Wrigglesworth on ext. 6417 or email@example.com
Wendy Kenyon, Equality & Diversity Manager
Wednesday 25th January 2012 in room 2.8, Behrens Building, Didsbury at 16:00
Reinvigorating the dialogue on principles for socially-just schooling
Professor Becky Francis, Director of Education, The RSA
Various injurious effects of schooling have been documented in the literature over the years, leading some theorists to characterise schooling as damaging. Professor Francis will consider some of the ways in which schooling in the Global North can be considered to damage young people (and their teachers). These include: the reproduction of various forms of social inequality via schooling and the psychological injury and practices of harassment and exclusion this involves for pupils; institutional structures of discipline and surveillance; brutalisation of young people; and the effects of participation in these practices (and sometimes harassment and violence suffered by) teachers. But as well as drawing together this research, Professor Francis seeks to precipitate debate on forms and structures of schooling, maintaining that it is insufficient to simply criticise existing practices. We need to improve our articulation of the implications of our research in the construction of educational models which would better reflect social justice. To this end, Professor Francis will attempt to draw out key issues and questions necessary to address in envisaging alternative forms of schooling that would avoid the damaging effects of the present prevalent model. There will also be opportunity to reflect on the possibilities (or otherwise) of policy ‘impact’ and the role of think tanks and third sector organisations.
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