Education Inequalities – Betty Carlisle and Joan Mercer

Season 4 | Episode 8
16m | Mar 10, 2022

Betty Carlisle (manager) and Joan Mercer (education manager) at Shankill Women’s Centre join our host Maggie Taggart, former BBC NI Education Correspondent, as part of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s series of podcasts to explore tackling inequalities in education.

Betty and Joan talk about the work they do with women and mothers from the Shankill area and the wraparound service they provide to encourage more women to re-enter education. They discuss the barriers to education faced by women in the Shankill community and their firm belief that “if you educate a woman, you’ll educate a family”.

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