Speakers and Presentations
Liz Moorse, Senior Manager at the Association for Citizenship Teaching, set the scene for the conference on citizenship and political identity, the first of three conferences on the theme of citizenship and identities by
Click here to watch the introduction on Vimeo. Click on the image to the left to download the slides accompanying the talk.
Exploring multiple and political identities in a diverse society
Dr Rowena Arshad OBE, Head of Moray House School of Education and Co-Director of Centre for Education for Racial Equality Scotland, gave the keynote address at the end of the first day.
Rowena became Director of the Multicultural Education Centre in Edinburgh in 1998. Her EdD was an interpretive study of teacher activism in equity and anti-discrimination in Scotland. Rowena became the Head of the Institute of Education, Community and Society in 2010 and from there moved into her current post as Head of School in 2013. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to race equality in Scotland.
Rowena was Equal Opportunities Commissioner for Scotland from 2001-2008. She has also sat on other Boards including Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education, Scottish Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Human Rights National Action Plan Advisory Group.
Rowena is particularly interested in equity and anti-discrimination issues and how these issues are taken forward in education (school, community education and tertiary) and within educational policy.
'In Search of Political Identity'
Dr Alan Britton, Director of Education for Global Citizenship at the University of Glasgow and joint Five Nations Network Country Lead for Scotland, closed the conference with a final exploration of political identity and a brief look at next steps after the conference, within nations and across the Network.
Click on the image to the left to download the slides accompanying his talk.