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Should Labour defend its record on education?

Is Labour's record on education anything to be proud of - and what can be learned for policy looking forward?

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 5.30pm-7pm

Room AG3/4, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road

Prof Mel Ainscow, Prof Alan Dyson, Prof Helen Gunter, Prof David Hall, Prof Neil Humphrey, Prof Ruth Lupton

Ruth Lupton Ruth.Lupton@manchester.ac.uk

Description

In response to the radical changes currently being enacted by the Coalition, the current Labour opposition has said very little about its plans for education. In this event, the first in a series of Manchester education events and debates running up to the next election, we ask whether Labour could justifiably start by defending its record on education over the thirteen years from 1997 to 2010. Does it have a record to be proud of, and what can be learned for policy looking forward?

Professor Mel Ainscow, Chief Advisor to the Greater Manchester Challenge under Labour, will chair the session, which will feature short inputs from a panel of leading Manchester academics followed by discussion and debate from the floor. This event should be of particular interest to education practitioners.

 

Chair:

  • Professor Mel Ainscow (Chief Advisor to the Greater Manchester Challenge under Labour)

Speakers:

  • Prof Alan Dyson
  • Prof Helen Gunter
  • Prof David Hall
  • Prof Neil Humphrey(with Carl Emery)
  • Prof Ruth Lupton.

 

Organisers:

The Manchester Institute of Education