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Epistemic (In)justice (2019)
Book Chapter
McLean, M. (in press). Epistemic (In)justice. In Locating Social Justice in Higher Education ResearchBloomsbury Publishing

It can be useful to think of the injustices of higher education as occurring in three phases: coming into higher education (access); being at university (participation); and going out of university into the rest of life (outcomes). I bracket for now... Read More

Changing play – writing, researching and learning in an early years arts project (2019)
Journal Article
Franks, A., & Thomson, P. (2019). Changing play – writing, researching and learning in an early years arts project. Ethnography and Education, doi:10.1080/17457823.2019.1579659

'Changing Play' is an ongoing project initiated by education curators from the Serpentine, a prestigious London art gallery, working with the Portman children's centre nursery. Viewed by curators as a collaboration between artist, children's centre s... Read More

The tensions of innovation: experiences of teachers during a whole school pedagogical shift (2019)
Journal Article
Knight, R. (2019). The tensions of innovation: experiences of teachers during a whole school pedagogical shift. Research Papers in Education, 1-23. doi:10.1080/02671522.2019.1568527

Education in many countries is heavily influenced by what has been termed a Global Education Reform Movement, based on competition, measurement and comparison. As well as emphasising external accountability, this landscape offers schools, in theory,... Read More

Performing PowerPoint lectures: examining the extent of slide-text integration into lecturers’ spoken expositions (2019)
Journal Article
Hallewell, M., & Crook, C. (in press). Performing PowerPoint lectures: examining the extent of slide-text integration into lecturers’ spoken expositions. Journal of Further and Higher Education,

The PowerPoint assisted lecture (slide-lecture) is a common lecturing approach in Higher Education, in spite of much criticism of its use. Its popularity is facilitated by its affordances for multimodal instructional design, e.g. text with images and... Read More

Coping and posttraumatic growth: a longitudinal comparison of two alternative views (2018)
Journal Article
Kunz, S., Joseph, S., Geyh, S., & Peter, C. (2018). Coping and posttraumatic growth: a longitudinal comparison of two alternative views. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63(2), doi:10.1037/rep0000205

Purpose: The current study aimed to examine two possible explanations for why higher levels of posttraumatic growth (PTG) were repeatedly found to be predicted by both approach - and avoidance - oriented coping, focusing on individuals recently diagn... Read More

Mutality in psychotherapy: a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis (2018)
Journal Article
Cornelius-White, J., Kanamori, Y., Murphy, D., & Tickle, M. (2018). Mutality in psychotherapy: a meta-analysis and meta-synthesis. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 28(4), 489-504. doi:10.1037/int0000134

This manuscript presents a systematic review of mutuality in psychotherapy, including meta-analysis of quantitative and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. A search with specified keyword combinations yielded 21 studies, including 10 quantitative... Read More

Barriers to the inclusion of refugee and asylum children in schools in England (2018)
Journal Article
McIntyre, J., & Hall, C. (2018). Barriers to the inclusion of refugee and asylum children in schools in England. Educational Review, doi:10.1080/00131911.2018.1544115

This article reports a study of the barriers faced by headteachers seeking to include young people categorised as asylum seekers and refugees into secondary schools in England. We trace the new discourses and assemblages of authority created at city... Read More

Professional vision in fashion design: practices and views of teachers and learners (2018)
Journal Article
Caruso, V., Cattaneo, A., Gurtner, J., & Ainsworth, S. (2018). Professional vision in fashion design: practices and views of teachers and learners. Vocations and Learning, doi:10.1007/s12186-018-09216-7

Professional vision is a key skill in visually-oriented professions, but its relevance to vocational education and training has only drawn limited attention from researchers. When educating fashion designers, professional vision is vital because prec... Read More

Balancing the needs of policy and practice, while remaining authentic: an analysis of leadership and governance in three national school leadership colleges (2018)
Journal Article
Greany, T. (2018). Balancing the needs of policy and practice, while remaining authentic: an analysis of leadership and governance in three national school leadership colleges. Cylchgrawn Addysg Cymru / Wales Journal of Education, 20(2), 63-98. doi:10.16922/wje.20.2.5

The contribution that school leadership can make to school and teacher quality - and thereby to pupil learning - is widely recognised. Pressures on school leaders have increased in recent years, as a result of increased accountability and higher expe... Read More

Utilisation of an intervention to support students on the autism spectrum: examining teachers' responses to Finished! the On-task Toolkit (2018)
Journal Article
Costley, D., Macdonald, L., Trembath, D., Ashburner, J., Haas, K., & Keen, D. (in press). Utilisation of an intervention to support students on the autism spectrum: examining teachers' responses to Finished! the On-task Toolkit. Journal of International Special Needs Education,

A number of studies have demonstrated visual schedules and work systems to be effective in assisting students on the autism spectrum to stay on-task and work independently in special-education settings. However, evidence of effectiveness does not ens... Read More

Perceived posttraumatic growth and depreciation after spinal cord injury: actual or illusory? (2018)
Journal Article
Kunz, S., Joseph, S., Greyhand, S., & Peter, C. (2018). Perceived posttraumatic growth and depreciation after spinal cord injury: actual or illusory?. Health Psychology, 38(1), 53-62. doi:10.1037/hea0000676

Objective: This study examined whether retrospective reports of posttraumatic growth (PTG) and depreciation (PTD) of individuals recently diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) coincide with prospectively measured changes in the conceptually close... Read More

Critique and possibility in cultural sociology (2018)
Book Chapter
Weiss-Hanrahan, N., & Amsler, S. (2018). Critique and possibility in cultural sociology. In L. Grindstaff, M. M. Lo, & J. R. Hall (Eds.), Routledge handbook of cultural sociology, 64-72. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Critique and judgment were once regarded as the distinguishing features of an emancipatory social science, yet their role in the study of culture has become contested in recent years. Cultural sociologists became disenchanted with critical theory in... Read More

Thinking about the school most of the time: studio as generative metaphor for critical reflection (2018)
Journal Article
Thomson, P. (2018). Thinking about the school most of the time: studio as generative metaphor for critical reflection. Journal of Educational Administration and History, doi:10.1080/00220620.2018.1536039

Busy leaders need time to reflect and renew. They need to consider the particularities of their school and the ways in which they can work with others in the school community to address pressing issues, as well as to make future plans. The metaphor o... Read More

Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth (2018)
Journal Article
Zwiercan, A., & Joseph, S. (2018). Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, doi:10.1080/14779757.2018.1517659. ISSN 1477-9757

Recent scholarship in the person-centered experiential (PCE) approach has theorized how organismic valuing might be an important process factor in the development of posttraumatic growth. In a test of this prediction we investigated the association b... Read More

Therapist empathy and client outcome: an updated meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Elliott, R., Bohart, A. C., Watson, J. C., & Murphy, D. (2018). Therapist empathy and client outcome: an updated meta-analysis. Psychotherapy, 55(4), (399-410). doi:10.1037/pst0000175. ISSN 0033-3204

Put simply, empathy refers to understanding what another person is experiencing or trying to express. Therapist empathy has a long history as a hypothesized key change process in psychotherapy. We begin by discussing definitional issues and presentin... Read More

After the genocide in Rwanda: humanistic perspectives on social processes of post-conflict posttraumatic growth (2018)
Journal Article
Joseph, S. (2018). After the genocide in Rwanda: humanistic perspectives on social processes of post-conflict posttraumatic growth. Humanistic Psychologist, 46(3), (245-257). doi:10.1037/hum0000088. ISSN 0887-3267

The aim was to contribute to an understanding of social processes of post-conflict healing, reconciliation and development, by reflecting on what lessons might be taken from posttraumatic growth research to inform trauma practitioners and researchers... Read More

Participatory parity in schooling and moves towards ordinariness: a comparison of refugee education policy and practice in England and Sweden (2018)
Journal Article
McIntyre, J., Neuhaus, S., & Blennow, K. (2018). Participatory parity in schooling and moves towards ordinariness: a comparison of refugee education policy and practice in England and Sweden. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, doi:10.1080/03057925.2018.1515007. ISSN 0305-7925

Within the current global refugee crisis this paper emphasises the fundamental role of education in facilitating the integration of young new arrivals. It argues that a humanitarian crisis of such scale requires a commensurate humanitarian response i... Read More