Posts by Mark Murphy

Who is teaching the teachers? – Teacher educators as the forgotten stakeholders of education and international development

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Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change Seminar, 12.00-13.00 7th June 2017, School of Education, St. Andrew’s Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G3 6NH  Matthew A. M. Thomas, Lecturer in Comparative Education and Sociology of Education at the University of Sydney.  International development discourses frequently position teachers as the means to advancing systemic social change. Yet scant attention is… Continue reading

Welcome to a new ROC International Associate: Dr. Carol Campbell

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Dr. Carol Campbell is Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change and Co-Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER) Secretariat at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. She is an appointed Education Advisor to the Premier and the Minister of Education in Ontario, a member of the… Continue reading

Glasgow Q-Step Centre Celebration

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Wednesday 17th May, 5.30pm   Yudowitz Seminar Room Wolfson Medical School Building   “Refusing to deal with numbers rarely helps the poorest: Insights from quantitative approaches in social science research” Professor Steve McKay University of Lincoln   It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the University of Glasgow’s Q-Step Centre Celebration Event,… Continue reading

Social class, school track choices and parents’ involvement in school – past and upcoming evidence from France

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Katherin Barg April 2017: We know from research conducted for many Western countries that students’ social background has a strong impact on important educational transitions and their educational pathways. Students from higher social classes are more likely to access general school tracks as compared to vocational ones, or to go to university instead of following… Continue reading

New Bloomsbury book series: Social Theory and methodology in education research. Edited by Mark Murphy

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Education research has a long history of adapting ideas from social theory. While this has always been the case when it comes to educational foundations, in recent years there has been an enormous growth in the adoption of social theory in the field of educational research. The names of theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Jürgen… Continue reading

Seminar: Education, mental health and wellbeing: are the kids alright? Professor Neil Humphrey

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Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change Seminar Series 23rd May 2017 5.00 pm – 5.50 pm Reception in the Wolfson Medical School Building, Seminar 6.00pm – 7.30 pm in the Kelvin Building  As places at the seminar are no longer available please note the presentation will be streamed live via the following link: We… Continue reading

ESRC-SDS funding to Robert Owen Centre

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A grant from the ESRC-funded Scottish Doctoral Training Centre in partnership with Skills Development Scotland has been awarded for a PhD Studentship at Robert Owen Centre. Applications are invited for a period of either three years (+3) for those with an ESRC recognised training qualification or four years (1+3) for those without. The successful candidate… Continue reading

Welcome Dr. Cheng Yong Tan as an International Associate of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.

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At the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education at the University of Glasgow, we are delighted Dr Cheng Yong Tan has accepted our invitation to join us as an International Associate. Cheng Yong Tan is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. His concerns with the uneven… Continue reading

Two models of reforming education systems – sequential and simultaneous: Vietnam principals’ and teachers’ reactions to the simultaneous model

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Clive Dimmock, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education For decades, we have grown accustomed to the notion of major system reform, typically involving changes to the national curriculum, followed by changes to assessment, school leadership and governance, teacher professional development and other areas – all or some of which follow in sequential… Continue reading

Capacity Building of Schools in Vietnam

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Congratulations to Clive Dimmock, who with Michele Schweisfurth and Chris Chapman, has won a grant from The British Council (Higher Education Partnership Fund) to build capacity of Vietnam schools to implement fundamental and comprehensive reforms through designing and piloting interventions through professional development. This complements a previous grant from the Head Foundation. More details of the work… Continue reading