Learning the price of poverty across the UK

Ivinson, G., Thompson, I., Beckett, L., Egan, D., Leitch, R. and McKinney, S. (2018) Learning the price of poverty across the UK. Policy Futures in Education, 16(2), pp. 130-143. (doi:10.1177/1478210317736224)

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In 2016, the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Commission on Poverty and Policy Advocacy brought together several academics from across the four jurisdictions of the UK already engaged in work on poverty, education and schooling. The aim of this BERA Commission was to build a network of research-active practitioners across the UK and, internationally, to engage in knowledge building about poverty and multiple factors of deprivation as these find expression in education and schooling. The Commission also aimed to facilitate counter discourses to be voiced and articulated in contrast to the dominant pathologising discourses of poor people and their education. The Commission therefore addressed the question: what can research tell us about the ways that different devolved policy contexts impact on the learning and well-being of young people living in poverty? This article describes the methodology used by the Commission to bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners and children and young people to learn about the price of poverty in education and to reflect on the implications for policy. In so doing, the article addresses some challenges, opportunities and outcomes in terms of knowledge production, as well as implications for critical scholarship, with a focus on poverty and education.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by the British Educational Research Association.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: Ivinson, G., Thompson, I., Beckett, L., Egan, D., Leitch, R., and McKinney, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:Policy Futures in Education
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1478-2103
Published Online:25 October 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Policy Futures in Education 16(2): 130-143
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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