I am a writer and researcher focusing on young people, education, employment and skills. But I’m also interested in exploring wider issues about how education, economy and social structure (class) interact with each other – examining for example, whether increases in education continue to lead to increases in employment skills and growing economic prosperity, particularly in the digitalised economies of the 21st century. This site will include a variety of material, posts by myself and links to other contributions from those exploring these and similar areas.
I’ve completed doctoral research at the Open University and have published extensively. I’ve worked in secondary, post-16 and higher education and had a long association with the National Union of Teachers, although the views expressed here are my own. More details of publications and research activities can be found at www.radicaledbks.com.