Is the current age-based system of organising learning in schools in need of radical change?
Dr. Patrick Alexander from Oxford Brookes University shares his thoughts based on his new book - Schooling and Social Identity: Learning to Act Your Age in Contemporary Britain.
Patrick Alexander is a social anthropologist specialising in education, childhood and youth studies. Patrick's research and teaching interests include the sociology of schooling, youth and youth subcultures, gender, ethnography, and social theory.
Patrick is Research Lead for the School of Education, with oversight for research and knowledge exhange activity. Patrick is also Director of the Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development (CECD), where he leads consultancy and contract research activity in the field of education.
A Fulbright Scholar, Patrick is a Fellow of the RSA, HEA, Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), and a Fellow of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES). Patrick is also Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. Patrick is Editor of the journal Teaching Anthropology.
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