he will take up the role of professor of sociology of education
That sounds like one step further back into woo, doesn’t it?
Sociologists not being known for a deep and vibrant grasp of reality. And then there’s the those who can, do, those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach teachers. Those who cannot manage that become professors of education so that the wibble about those who can’t teach should teach teachers. Which leads to one more step of removal from reality, the sociology of who not to teach teachers to not teach.
At least angels on pinheads was a discussion about an important underlying – the corporeality or not of the angels.
a highly respected scholar of race, inequality and education,
Instead, there should be collective responsibility, Arday said, and those working to advance equality, diversity and inclusion should be properly supported and paid.
Amazed at my own perceptiveness.
“The final thing is recognising how violent some of these spaces can be,” he said, “and decision-makers recognising that to be a serious challenge towards the mental health and psychological wellbeing of black and ethnic minority people, particularly women of colour, and more specifically black women in the sector, who to be quite honest are treated differently. I think that is a stain on the sector, and that’s something we collectively need to think about, how we do better.”
Violence in academia, riiiiight.
Prof Bhaskar Vira, the pro-vice-chancellor for education at the University of Cambridge, said: “Jason Arday is an exceptional scholar of race, inequality and education. He will contribute significantly to Cambridge’s research in this area and to addressing the under-representation of people from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, especially those from black, Asian, and other minority ethnic communities.
And now another amazing prediction. Our man will not, in any of his work, even mention the different age profiles of the varied racial groupings in the UK. By not doing so he will of course invalidate all that he says about jobs and race. But that will be overlooked.
Oh, and I’d love to see the work that manages to show South Asians being under-represented in academia…….suitably corrected for age cohorts of course.