‘There is just one place where yesterday and today meet, recognise each other and embrace, and that place is tomorrow’

Educational Research Past, Present and Future

This lecture is about a journey, that of educational research. The focus will be the educational space that is Europe and the nations within it. It will explore the relationship between the past and the future, and the challenges and opportunities of the present through a temporally-inflected lens. It will start with the end of the 1960s and the pulse of the body that is educational research will be taken at intervals – the mid 1990s, the second decade of the 21st century - and compared across time, before looking towards the horizon that is the future. A future that is already in the hands of today's early career researchers.

The keynote will take place on Tuesday 23 August, 16:00 to 17:00
in OB-E2.16 (ALE 3)

About Ian Grosvenor

Ian Grosvenor is Professor of Urban Educational History at the University of Birmingham, England. Between 2010-14 he was Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement at the University and currently has responsibility for City and Cultural Liaison. He is author of numerous articles and books on racism, education and identity, the visual in educational research, the material culture of education and the history of urban education.

Current research focuses on new ways of conceptualising and presenting the educational past through consideration of issues relating to space, design, technology, the visual in education, artefacts and identity formation. Books include, Assimilating Identities. Racism and Education in Post 1945 Britain (1997), Silences and Images. The Social History of the Classroom (1999) with Martin Lawn and Kate Rousmaniere, The School I’d Like (2003), School (2008) and the School I'd Like Revisited (2015) with Catherine Burke, Materialities of Schooling (2005) with Martin Lawn and Children and Youth at Risk (2009) with Christine Mayer and Ingrid Lohmann. He curated the exhibition 'Children’s Lives' at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad. He was Secretary General of the European Educational Research Association 2008-2012, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

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