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Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Pupils and Mental Wellbeing (2022)
Book Chapter
Myers, M. (2022). Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Pupils and Mental Wellbeing. In Mental Wellbeing in Schools: What Teachers Need to Know to Support Pupils from Diverse Backgrounds (37-47). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003160526-4

Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller (GRT) communities suffer some of the worst health outcomes in the UK including low levels of life expectancy, high rates of infant mortality, and a high prevalence of chronic health conditions (McFadden et al., 2018; NHS, 2... Read More about Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Pupils and Mental Wellbeing.

Men in Early Childhood Education and Care: On navigating a gendered terrain (2022)
Journal Article
Bhana, D., Moosa, S., Xu, Y., & Emilsen, K. (2022). Men in Early Childhood Education and Care: On navigating a gendered terrain. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2022.2074070

Globally, the underrepresentation of men in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce is ongoing and has been largely attributed to the construction of ECEC as ‘women’s work’. Men’s involvement in ECEC can help to deconstruct the femini... Read More about Men in Early Childhood Education and Care: On navigating a gendered terrain.

Academic Career Development of Chinese Returnees With Overseas Ph.D. Degrees: A Bioecological Development Perspective (2022)
Journal Article
Liu, D., Xu, Y., Zhao, T., & Che, S. (2022). Academic Career Development of Chinese Returnees With Overseas Ph.D. Degrees: A Bioecological Development Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, Article 859240. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.859240

This study uses the bioecological model of human development to understand the academic career development of Chinese returnees with overseas PhD degrees (CROPs). Focuses are placed on how CROPs engaged in this process through interactions with conte... Read More about Academic Career Development of Chinese Returnees With Overseas Ph.D. Degrees: A Bioecological Development Perspective.

Inclusive education in South Africa: path dependencies and emergences (2022)
Journal Article
Walton, E., & Engelbrecht, P. (2022). Inclusive education in South Africa: path dependencies and emergences. International Journal of Inclusive Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2022.2061608

Inclusive education is a fundamental right of all students. Despite international policy initiatives, educational exclusion is pervasive, especially in the Global South, and disproportionately affects disabled students. Barriers to inclusive educatio... Read More about Inclusive education in South Africa: path dependencies and emergences.

Men’s participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC): comparative perspectives from Edinburgh, Scotland and Tianjin, China (2022)
Journal Article
Xu, Y., Schweisfurth, M., & Read, B. (2022). Men’s participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC): comparative perspectives from Edinburgh, Scotland and Tianjin, China. Comparative Education, 58(3), 345-363. https://doi.org/10.1080/03050068.2022.2062950

At the global level, prominent narratives about improving the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) promote the recruitment of men into the profession. However, comparing across different policy and practice settings demonstrates contr... Read More about Men’s participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC): comparative perspectives from Edinburgh, Scotland and Tianjin, China.

Participation or eschewal? Final-year secondary school students’ attitudes towards participation in higher education in Cameroon (2022)
Journal Article
ZHAO, T., & XU, Y. (in press). Participation or eschewal? Final-year secondary school students’ attitudes towards participation in higher education in Cameroon. South African Journal of Education,

This paper examines students’ attitudes towards participation in higher education in Cameroon and considers the role of personal and socioeconomic factors in their post-school educational trajectories. The data were drawn from a questionnaire survey... Read More about Participation or eschewal? Final-year secondary school students’ attitudes towards participation in higher education in Cameroon.

Pre-service teachers’ experiences of schooling: Implications for preparation for inclusive education (2021)
Journal Article
Rusznyak, L., Walton, E., & Kenny, J. (in press). Pre-service teachers’ experiences of schooling: Implications for preparation for inclusive education. South African Journal of Education,

Teacher educators in South Africa face challenges of preparing new teachers for an inclusive education system that has been accepted as policy but is not yet fully realised in school contexts. Pre-service teachers entering initial teacher education p... Read More about Pre-service teachers’ experiences of schooling: Implications for preparation for inclusive education.

Challenging Complacency in K–12 Climate Change Education in Canada: Decolonial and Indigenous Perspectives for Designing Curricula beyond Sustainable Development (2021)
Book Chapter
Amsler, S., & Kerr, J. (in press). Challenging Complacency in K–12 Climate Change Education in Canada: Decolonial and Indigenous Perspectives for Designing Curricula beyond Sustainable Development. In A. J. Farrell, C. Skyhar, & M. Lam (Eds.), Teaching in the Anthropocene: Education in the Face of Environmental Crisis. Canada: Canadian Scholars Press

Cosmopolitan Brands: graduate students navigating the social space of elite global universities (2021)
Journal Article
Myers, M., & Bhopal, K. (2021). Cosmopolitan Brands: graduate students navigating the social space of elite global universities. British Journal of Sociology of Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2021.1941763

Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s analysis of the competition for economic, social and cultural capitals within educational fields, this article reports empirical research from 49 in-depth interviews with graduate students at four elite universities in th... Read More about Cosmopolitan Brands: graduate students navigating the social space of elite global universities.

Googling inclusive education: a critical visual analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Walton, E., & Dixon, K. (2022). Googling inclusive education: a critical visual analysis. Discourse, 43(2), 217-230. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2020.1819203

Inclusive education is a global rights-based response to educational exclusion. It is communicated through a range of modalities, but analysis predominantly focuses on discourses constituted in written texts. Systematic research is needed to understa... Read More about Googling inclusive education: a critical visual analysis.

Compounded Exclusion: Education for Disabled Refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa (2020)
Journal Article
Walton, E., McIntyre, J., Awidi, S. J., De Wet-Billings, N., Dixon, K., Madziva, R., …Wedekind, V. (2020). Compounded Exclusion: Education for Disabled Refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa. Frontiers in Education, 5, https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00047

International conventions acknowledge the right of refugees and of disabled people to access quality inclusive education. Both groups struggle to assert this right, particularly in the Global South, where educational access may be hindered by system... Read More about Compounded Exclusion: Education for Disabled Refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa.

An inheritance of exclusion: Roma education, genetics and the turn to biosocial solutions (2019)
Journal Article
Myers, M. (2020). An inheritance of exclusion: Roma education, genetics and the turn to biosocial solutions. Research in Education, 107(1), 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1177/0034523719880205

Since the 1990s an increasing body of genetic studies of Roma people has been conducted and used to understand their lives. This includes research on health issues such as genetic predispositions to obesity or high cholesterol levels and the migratio... Read More about An inheritance of exclusion: Roma education, genetics and the turn to biosocial solutions.

Curriculum responsiveness and student employability: An institutional analysis (2019)
Book Chapter
Wedekind, V. (2019). Curriculum responsiveness and student employability: An institutional analysis. In Skills for the future: new research perspectives. , (79-90). Cape Town: HSRC Press

Education organisations are under constant pressure from policy-makers, political actors and the public to make their programmes responsive to the needs of the economy and society. In contexts of social change and where broader economic and societal... Read More about Curriculum responsiveness and student employability: An institutional analysis.

Migrants in the labor market: implications for TVET (2019)
Book Chapter
Alla-Mensah, J., Fakoush, H., McGrath, S., & Wedekind, V. (2019). Migrants in the labor market: implications for TVET. In S. McGrath, M. Mulder, J. Papier, & R. Suart (Eds.), Handbook of vocational education and training: developments in the changing world of work (159-175). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94532-3_114

Migration is increasingly being seen as a political challenge and, thus, a policy priority. Yet the integration of migrants into labor markets is a key element of the political contestations of migration. On the one hand, successful labor market inte... Read More about Migrants in the labor market: implications for TVET.

Gypsy students in the UK: the impact of ‘mobility’ on education (2017)
Journal Article
Myers, M. (2018). Gypsy students in the UK: the impact of ‘mobility’ on education. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(3), 353-369. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2017.1395323

This paper argues that Gypsy students in primary and secondary education in the UK are marginalised because of ambiguous understandings of their ‘mobility’. Drawing on research conducted on the south coast of England, it examines Gypsy families’ expe... Read More about Gypsy students in the UK: the impact of ‘mobility’ on education.

The language of inclusive education (2015)
Book
Walton, E. (2015). The language of inclusive education. Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge

The Language of Inclusive Education is an insightful text which considers the writing, speaking, reading and hearing of inclusive education. Based on the premise that humans use language to construct their worlds and their realities, this book is con... Read More about The language of inclusive education.