This week we start discussing the relationship between Schools, families and inequality. The first video is my “Lecture” on the topic based on the reading for this week. Take notes and answer to the questions I asked throughout the video in the comments section.
Watch the video below (only 5min), where the author of the report in our reading list for this week (Eric A. Hanushek) discusses the influence of the Coleman Report on its 50th anniversary.
The video below very nicely summarizes the main theme of our course this week. Have a look at it, take notes and ask questions in the comments section. It is only 11min long and the quality of the video is great (definitely much better than mine…)
After watching all of the videos, what is your opinion? Are you more of an optimist and fully believe in the transformative power of schools or are you ready to blast Pink-Floyd on repeat and declare that you don’t need no education? (If you didn’t get the last reference, watch the videoclip at the end of the post)