Lunch Hour Lectures: What Do Private Schools Do? A Look at the Evidence


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Of all the educational resources devoted to Britain’s schools, one pound in every six of is spent on fee-paying schools. Privately educated alumni occupy especially influential positions in politics, business and the professions. But private schools are often shrouded in mystique, and are a focus of strongly-held beliefs, for or against. The fundamental scientific questions are: who goes to them and what difference do they make? This lecture will showcase evidence that has built up over the last 20 years, much of it at UCL. There is now a fuller understanding of the effectiveness of Britain’s private schools, which can serve to inform how our education system might change in coming decades. Date: Tuesday 8th December Speakers: Francis Green, Professor of Work and Education Economics, Institute of Education UCL Free to attend, live stream or watch online: More info : Join the conversation on Twitter at #UCLMinds #MadeAtUCL

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