30th November 2004




The difficulties and effects of teaching will be the subject of the next Lincoln Academy inaugural lecture this week.


Professor David Scott will deliver a special lecture entitled ‘Education, Education, Education: Labour’s Record as a Public Provider’, which is expected to highlight the consequences of Labour’s reform of public services since their election in 1997.


The lecture is also expected to cover the effects of quasi-markets on education systems and will raise questions about the effects of supporting an agenda that focuses on choice, diversity, market performance and finance-driven education reform.


Professor Scott has extensive experience of teaching in schools and universities and is currently Professor of Educational Leadership and Learning in the International Institute for Education Leadership at the University of Lincoln. 


He has previously worked at the Universities of London, Southampton, Warwick and the Open University. His most recent funded research projects include ‘Professional Doctorates and Professional Development in Education’, ‘Partnership in Teaching and Learning: Effective Citizenship Education’, and the ‘Docklands Accelerated Learning Programme’. 


He has also published widely in the fields of curriculum, education leadership and research methodology.


The lecture will be held in the AR0107 Lecture Theatre of the university’s architecture building on Thursday 2nd December. The lecture will begin at 6pm but refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.


Admission is free and no prior knowledge of the subject is required. To book a place, please contact Lindsey Bird on (01522) 886358 or email lbird@lincoln.ac.uk.



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