The BERA Research Commission series on Poverty and Policy Advocacy aims to improve the life chances of children and youth living in poverty through seminars that provide spaces for academics, teachers and policy makers across the UK to engage in knowledge building about poverty and cumulative multiple deprivations, as these find expression in education and schooling.
On Thursday 10 March the third event in the series was held at Queen’s University Belfast, convened and chaired by Professor Ruth Leitch (back row, left) from our Centre for Shared Education. This event highlighted child poverty and education concerns for Northern Ireland. The primary focus was the relationship between schools and communities, with the aims of:
During the event, Professor Tony Gallagher welcomed delegates to Queen’s and presented a perspective on education, schools and the community.
School of Education colleagues Ruth Leitch and Joanne Hughes (back row, second right), with Erik Cownie (Ulster University), presented on the ‘Investigating Links in Achievement and Deprivation’ research project.
Stephanie Burns and Gerry McMahon (Project Manager, Full Service Community Network) jointly presented on the impact and practice of full service extending schooling models in Northern Ireland.
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