LERNS conference

Date: 18th-19th July 2016

Location: Hendon Hall Hotel, NW4 1HD

Building social justice in a global city: Educational responses to social change

This is a small two day symposium (24 fully funded places) to enable participants to present and discuss work in progress. Colleagues are encouraged to present ideas they are developing, or initial project proposals, as well as reports on completed work. The event is informal and encourages conversation stimulated by short presentations rather than endless papers.

Our aims are to help colleagues develop their thinking, and to find potential collaborators to enable them to (i) publish, (ii) start small research projects, and (iii) prepare funding proposals. Any topics will be considered that relate to the broad title, although we suggest the following themes as likely to overlap with members’ interests:

  • Education and the refugee crisis
  • London’s schools as sites for promoting social justice
  • Neo-liberalism and globalisation
  • Super-diversity
  • New formations of racism
  • Teacher supply

The conference organisers will be developing a proposal for a special journal edition to reflect some of these themes and will be happy to work with colleagues to develop this as a publication opportunity.


This seminar is part of a series by LERNS (London Education Research Network for Social Justice) which aims to bring together educators & researchers with an interest in understanding and promoting social justice in education. All are welcome to join the discussion & find new collaborators.