Michael Sciffer & Laura Perry
School Socioeconomic Composition

Welcome to our first episode of 2022! Over the past few weeks, we’ve been a bit quiet. But we’ve been hard at work producing the next round of Flux episodes (they’re going to be awesome!), developing a new podcast (more details on that later!), and figuring out how to engage you, our listeners, in more ways. We are thrilled to be back and are looking forward to our sixth year!

One of our goals this year is to highlight the work of PhD students more regularly. So, to kick things off, Michael Sciffer and his supervisor, Laura Perry, join me to talk about school segregation and compositional effects across countries.

Michael G. Sciffer is a Ph.D. student at Murdoch University, where Laura Perry is a Professor. Their latest co-written article with Andrew McConney is entitled “Does school socioeconomic composition matter more in some countries than others, and if so, why?”, which was published in the journal Comparative Education.

Citation: Sciffer, Michael, Perry, Laura, interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 268, podcast audio, January 20, 2022.https://freshedpodcast.com/sciffer-perry/