Master Class – Educational Equity: Pathways to Success

Educational Equity: Pathways to Success

Professor Christopher Chapman

This masterclass draws on the lessons from a 10-year programme of work focusing building capacity for improvement through collaboration and participatory research and development (Chapman and Ainscow, 2022). Using a framework of within, between and beyond-school improvement the session will explore the conditions, facilitators and barriers for improving student outcomes, classrooms, schools and systems whilst promoting educational equity. The session will also focus on the issues, tensions and dilemmas associated with researching and working with change agents at school, district and national levels whilst attempting to influence national policy to promote more equitable education systems.

Professor Chris Chapman was appointed Chair of Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow in January 2013 and became the Founding Director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC). Chris has also served as Director of Research for the School of Education and Director of Policy Scotland within the University. He is also the President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has Advised governments around the globe and is a member of the First Minister’s International Coiuncil of Education Advisers. Chris’s research interests focus on the interaction between educational and public policy and practice, specifically in relation to the improvement of outcomes in disadvantaged settings. The recurring themes are leadership, improvement and effectiveness, collaboration, equity, and organisational/system reform.

In his spare time mountains, travel and cooking compete with his love of sport including football and rugby.