The 3rd of August marked the latest addition to the University of Buckingham Press book list - Cracking Social Mobility: How AI and Other Innovations Can Help to Level the Playing Field by Tom Moule.
Tom is Executive Lead at The Institute for Ethical AI in Education at The University of Buckingham and this book looks at an important factor in the creation of a vibrant society, and a critical factor in the creation of a healthy economy.
About Cracking Social Mobility
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.
The title is available to purchase here.