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Inequitable interventions and paradoxical pedagogies: how mothers are ‘taught’ to support their children's literacy development in early childhood (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, H. V. (2019). Inequitable interventions and paradoxical pedagogies: how mothers are ‘taught’ to support their children's literacy development in early childhood. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 1-13. doi:10.1080/1350293x.2019.1651971

At a time when neo-liberal policy agenda are resulting in many public services being taken away from families with young children, this paper draws on Basil Bernstein’s concepts of visible and invisible pedagogies to reveal how mothers receive ‘suppo... Read More

Educational Policymaking and Hegemony: Monolithic Voices from Civil Society (2019)
Journal Article
MCGRATH, S., Karlidag-Dennis, E., & Stevenson, H. (2019). Educational Policymaking and Hegemony: Monolithic Voices from Civil Society. British Journal of Sociology of Education, doi:10.1080/01425692.2019.1647091

This article discusses the changes in basic education in Turkey, with a particular focus on religious education and its ramifications for the education system. The latest education reform, 4+4+4 (or 4+), the largest education reform in recent Turkish... Read More

Competing inequalities: gender versus race in higher education institutions in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Bhopal, K., & Henderson, H. (2019). Competing inequalities: gender versus race in higher education institutions in the UK. Educational Review, 1-17. doi:10.1080/00131911.2019.1642305

This article explores findings from two projects that explore the impacts and institutional experiences of the Athena SWAN (ASC) and Race Equality (REC) Charter Marks in UK universities. The article offers an important, timely and original insight in... Read More

Posttraumatic growth as a process and an outcome: Vexing problems and paradoxes seen from the perspective of humanistic psychology (2019)
Journal Article
Joseph, S. (in press). Posttraumatic growth as a process and an outcome: Vexing problems and paradoxes seen from the perspective of humanistic psychology. Humanistic Psychologist, doi:10.1037/hum0000156

is professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham, England, where he convenes the human flourishing research group. He is a registered psychologist specialising in psychotherapy. His areas of interest include person-centred psyc... Read More

Why we need a more humanistic positive organizational scholarship: Carl Rogers' person- centered approach as a challenge to neoliberalism (2019)
Journal Article
Joseph, S. (2019). Why we need a more humanistic positive organizational scholarship: Carl Rogers' person- centered approach as a challenge to neoliberalism. Humanistic Psychologist, doi:10.1037/hum0000151

Recent years have seen much interest in the new field of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS). POS focuses specifically on what is positive, flourishing, and life-giving in organizations, and how to cultivate individual and organizational perfor... Read More

Constraints to the implementation of inclusive teaching: a cultural historical activity theory approach (2019)
Journal Article
Andrews, D., Walton, E., & Osman, R. (2019). Constraints to the implementation of inclusive teaching: a cultural historical activity theory approach. International Journal of Inclusive Education, doi:10.1080/13603116.2019.1620880

Learners who experience learning challenges are at risk of not accessing equitable education opportunities in South African schools. This is despite teacher education and system reform initiatives towards more inclusive education. To discover what co... Read More

Young Carers Research, Practice and Policy: An Overview and Critical Perspective on Possible Future Directions (2019)
Journal Article
Joseph, S., Sempik, J., Leu, A., & Becker, S. (2019). Young Carers Research, Practice and Policy: An Overview and Critical Perspective on Possible Future Directions. Adolescent Research Review, doi:10.1007/s40894-019-00119-9

Many children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults have caring responsibilities for parents and family members. These young carers and young adult carers are present in every country. Their responsibilities include domestic chores as well as int... Read More

Professional identities of lecturers in three international universities in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia: multilingual professionals at work (2019)
Journal Article
Evison, J., Bailey, L., Taylor, P., & Tubpun, T. (2019). Professional identities of lecturers in three international universities in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia: multilingual professionals at work. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, doi:10.1080/03057925.2019.1608814

This paper examines the impact of internationalisation on the professional identities of lecturers at three international universities in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. Higher education in SE Asia faces significant pressures to change because of the... Read More

Distributed leadership and the Malaysia Education Blueprint: from prescription to partial school-based enactment in a highly centralised context (2019)
Journal Article
Bush, T., & Ng Yoon Mooi, A. (2019). Distributed leadership and the Malaysia Education Blueprint: from prescription to partial school-based enactment in a highly centralised context. Journal of Educational Administration, 57(3), 279-295. doi:10.1108/JEA-11-2018-0206

Purpose The purpose of the paper is to present and discuss the findings from research on the relationship between leadership theory and policy reform in Malaysia. The research was conducted in two dissimilar Malaysian states. Research Design... Read More

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

The positive psychology of relational depth and its association with unconditional positive self-regard and authenticity (2019)
Journal Article
Kim, J., Price, S., & Joseph, S. (in press). The positive psychology of relational depth and its association with unconditional positive self-regard and authenticity. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies,

Recent years has seen research attention into the therapeutic value of Relational Depth (RD). RD refers to moments in a therapeutic relationship in which a person has feelings of aliveness, satisfaction and immersion. However, no research has yet tes... Read More

Leading and sustaining Zimbabwe's private schools: matching vision with economic reality (2019)
Journal Article
Bush, T., Chingarande, D., Glover, D., Muchabaiwa, W., Simango, J., & Thondhlana, J. (2019). Leading and sustaining Zimbabwe's private schools: matching vision with economic reality. Management in Education, 33(3), 101-109. doi:10.1177/0892020619831760

The political, economic and social challenges in Zimbabwe are well documented. Public schools have been damaged by a shortage of resources, and by a brain drain of teachers. This has led many parents to seek private education for their children but... Read More

Performing PowerPoint lectures: examining the extent of slide-text integration into lecturers’ spoken expositions (2019)
Journal Article
Hallewell, M., & Crook, C. (2019). Performing PowerPoint lectures: examining the extent of slide-text integration into lecturers’ spoken expositions. Journal of Further and Higher Education, doi:10.1080/0309877X.2019.1579895

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

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. 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

How new technology is addressed by researchers in educational studies: approaches from high-performing universities in China and the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Crook, C., & Gu, X. (2019). How new technology is addressed by researchers in educational studies: approaches from high-performing universities in China and the UK. British Journal of Educational Technology, 50(3), 1173-1188. doi:10.1111/bjet.12750

There is a crisis of expectation in relation to educational technology. This is sometimes interpreted as a failure of academic researchers to disseminate their work to educational practitioners. However, another interpretation dwells on the lack of v... 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