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. 

Research summary

An Investigation into Ways that Teachers Conceptualise Social Justice within the Current Policy Context in Scotland

Current research interests

Social Justice in Education