Laura Mitchell

Bicentennial Fellow

Background

I began my teaching life in secondary and adult education, teaching English, in Yorkshire, England. Moving in the 1980s into the voluntary sector I began working in Edinburgh in the field of multicultural education. For 16 years following that, I worked within a local authority education department promoting equalities and social justice through policy work, staff development, and curriculum support. In 2005 I began work at Moray House School of Education with a specialism in social justice. I teach on undergraduate ITE programmes and on the Postgraduate Inclusive and Special Education programme, on which I teach Education for All, that looks at theories of social justice, equality, and anti-discrimination as they relate to practice in schools.