Inequalities in education and society: the home, the school and the power of reading

IOE Professorial Public Lecture:

Speaker: Professor Alice Sullivan, IOE
Chair: Professor Becky Francis, Director, IOE
Respondent: Professor Heather Joshi, IOE

In this public lecture Professor Alice Sullivan talks about social class and gender differences in educational attainment and social mobility.

She addresses the roles of children's home backgrounds and their schooling, and explains the importance of 'cultural capital' and the power of reading for pleasure.