C110, College Building, Hendon
This seminar will draw on the current research of Professor Patrick Ainley and Dr Maria Papapolydorou of Greenwich University. The research looks at the various ways in which a group of Higher Education students engages in the debates of the importance of class in contemporary society.
This seminar is aimed at the Middlesex University and external academic colleagues, PhD and postgraduate students interested in the research topic.
Patrick Ainley is a Professor of Education at the University of Greenwich. His research interests lie within the areas of educational inequalities and educational policy, especially at Further Education and Higher Education levels. His research also looks at the changing nature of knowledge and labour divisions. He is author of 'Degrees of Difference, Higher Education in the 1990s', 'Learning Policy, Towards the Certified Society' and he is co-author with Martin Allen of 'Lost Generation? New strategies for youth and education'.
Maria Papapolydorou is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood Studies at the University of Greenwich. Her research interests lie within the area of educational inequalities. In particular, her research looks at social class and ethnic inequalities with reference to social capital theories. Maria is also interested in cross-country comparative analyses of educational outcomes and their relationship to welfare states and educational structures.