Date and Time: 
Thursday, 25 November, 2021 -
17:30 to 18:30
United Kingdom
Event Type: 
Public Event

AoEA EduKIT - Collaboration as a Strategy for Promoting Equity in Education: Possibilities and Barriers

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The AoEA Keeping in Touch meeting is a way for all our members to share knowledge, best practice and have a forum where you can discuss with your peers any areas of concern or support you require.

We are delighted that Professor Mel Ainscow will be delivering our next EduKIT. Mel Ainscow is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, Professor of Education at the University of Glasgow, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology. Previously a head teacher, local education authority adviser and lecturer at the University of Cambridge, his work focuses on ways of making school systems effective for all children. Mel is a long-term consultant to UNESCO, working on international efforts to promote equity and inclusion globally. He has recently completed collaborative research projects with networks of schools in Australia, England, Portugal and Spain. Examples of his writing can be found in: ‘Struggles for equity in education: The selected works of Mel Ainscow’, published in the Routledge World Library of Educationalists series. 

Many educators take the view that working together with others is a major means of achieving improvements in our schools.  The danger is that this belief can distract attention from the complexities involved in achieving effective forms of collaboration. This session will explore how contexts can be analysed in order to develop strategies for promoting collaborative improvement. It will stress the importance of collecting and engaging with various forms of evidence in order to stimulate moves to create more inclusive practices. What is distinctive in this approach is that it is mainly led from within schools, with senior staff having a central role as ‘system leaders’.