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  for  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

 Martin Allen