Dr Vicky Duckworth

Reader - Education
Edge Hill University

Dr Vicky Duckworth, a former FE student and teacher, is a Reader in Education at Edge Hill University. Vicky has developed considerable expertise as an educationalist and researcher in the field of Adult Literacy and Education. She is deeply committed to challenging inequality through critical and emancipatory approaches to education, widening participation, inclusion, community action and engaging in research with a strong social justice agenda. Presently she is leading a UCU funded research project (with Dr Rob Smith) which aims to understand and provide evidence of how the further education (FE) sector is vital in transforming lives and communities in 21st century Britain.

She is a member of a number of national and international networks, which includes her role as trustee of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, the Association for Research in Post-Compulsory Education and co-convener of the BERA Social justice and Education SIG. Throughout her career Vicky has published widely which consists of authoring and editing books, most recently this includes: Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners (Routledge, 2013); Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society: Exploring a social model of literacy (Routledge 2014); Adult Literacy Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism (Palgrave 2015).

Dr Vicky Duckworth will be speaking at:

Teacher Panel: Why we need evidence

2017/02/16 11:30 - 12:15

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