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The disingenuous nature of ’empowerment’ in edtech

Technology is often presented as a means of empowerment within education, but we are in danger of actively holding pupils back by ignoring the inherent class bias of this narrative. I recently attended Bett, a large educational technology expo held annually at the ExCeL London. There were many impressive products available to preview, from a …

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#021 Natasha Porter: Why should society care about prisoners?

In this episode Iesha and Anna talk to Natasha Porter and Sarah Pearson from Unlocked Grads about why society should care about prisoners. Iesha, Natasha, Sarah and Anna discuss the Unlocked Grads scheme which trains top graduates as Prison Officers; Natasha’s career in education; her journey to setting up a charity; the lack of political will to improve conditions for prisoners and why Natasha believes business leaders should hire former prisoners.

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#019 – Kate Bowen-Viner: Youth Homelessness and Education

In this episode Sam talks to Kate Bowen-Viner, our Associate at LKMco, about a report she recently co-authored on young homeless people’s experience of education. Sam and Kate discuss the extent of youth homelessness, the time Kate challenged Theresa May, the importance of the stories behind statistics and which young people are more likely to experience homelessness.

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