In the UK and most countries today, a person’s life chances are unfairly influenced by their socio-economic circumstances at birth.
This has led to societal divides that have become wider and more pronounced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is now heightened awareness that the current state of affairs is unacceptable. Innovative approaches are urgently needed in order to combat social immobility.
Drawing upon the latest research, Cracking Social Mobility explores the factors that contribute to social immobility, and puts forward focused, innovative solutions. The book impresses upon readers that social mobility is a societal goal worth striving towards, and that societies can take strides in the right direction by harnessing the power of digital innovation. From democratizing the private tuition sector and enhancing the effectiveness of teaching and learning, to supporting inclusive recruitment practices, technologies can help to level the playing field. A heartfelt call to action, this book explores how this can be achieved.
‘This is an important and timely book… Tom Moule’s arguments are urgent and compelling.’ Geoff Barton
‘For the sake of future generations, we cannot afford to ignore technology’s potential to improve the delivery of teaching and learning in the classroom.’ Rt Hon David Davis MP