Social Mobility, Aspirations, Education and White Working-Class Youth: Urban, Rural and Coastal Contexts

A BSA Sociology of Education Study Group One-Day Conference in association with the Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University

5 July 2017
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK - PROGRAMME & ABSTRACT BOOK

This one-day conference, supported by the BSA's Education Study Group, focuses on current research in the area of white working-class youth's social mobility, aspirations and education. The conference will explore – and welcomes paper submissions related to - a range of questions, including:

  • What are the aspirations of white working-class youth?
  • How do educational institutions and practices define, understand and support these?
  • What are the perceptions and lived experiences of white working-class youth within  education, and how are these shaped by notions of place within and across urban, rural and coastal contexts?

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr Nicola Ingram (Lancaster University); and
  • Dr Garth Stahl (University of South Australia)