10: Development, Education and Inequality

Many development agencies work in the education sector with the aim of addressing inequalities in educational provision. Looking at the intersection of development and education, this panel addresses the roles of institutions and educators in the reproduction and deconstruction of inequality. The panel welcomes perspectives on the role of education in structural, material, relational, institutional, geographical and technological manifestations of inequality from the perspective of development work. The panel considers how educational inequality manifests as a structural and relational phenomenon, in relation to the colonial roots of global inequality as well as the politics of power over marginalised, subaltern and subjugated knowledge. We invite papers which address development sector response to local and global inequalities in educational provision, curricula, attendance, outcomes, aims, and practices. The panel interrogates inequalities in, and beyond, the global South-North divide, particularly urban, rural and regional inequalities. We welcome critical, feminist, post-colonial and queer theory approaches, as well as trans and multi-disciplinary approaches. We encourage participation from scholars from global south, women and marginalised communities. Themes may include, but are not limited to: Education and social marginalization; educational provision and participation; policy responses to Educational Inequality; EFA and inequality; education for sustainability; decolonizing education; inequality in representation in the teaching profession; teacher preparation for equity and non-discrimination; education export and inequality; inclusive participatory educational practice. Abstracts (max. 250 words) should be emailed to the panel chair.

Panel chair

Crystal Green, University of Jyväskylä, crystalbgreen@gmail.com