Michael Wyness and Mon Partovi have had their article published online in Educational Review. Read the full article
The paper provides analysis of findings from research on “pupil voice” collected from 88 Iranian pupils within five primary classrooms. No previous research has been carried out in Iran on “pupil voice” emphasising children’s right to a say about different matters in their school lives. Two methods of data collection were applied: a) participant observation where the observer facilitated workshops within each classroom enabling children to reflect on issues that matter to them; b) individual interviews with pupils, teachers and headteachers aimed at gathering information regarding school participants’ insights into their experiences in schools, including the role of teachers, school regulations and pupil voice activities. Our data reports on the preoccupation teachers and children had with our workshop as an alternative pedagogic form in their schools. While both pupils and teachers saw the advantages of a participatory approach to classroom interactions, national, educational and pedagogic cultural factors provided substantial challenges.
Michael Wyness’ new book, Childhood, Culture and Society, has just been published by Sage
Michael’s book Childhood, Culture and Society in a global context has just been published by Sage.
This new text focuses on the most pressing topics in the field, providing a multifaceted and extensive analysis of the study of children and childhood.
As one reviewer has commented ‘A major contribution to childhood studies!’ William A. Corsaro, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University
Pontso recently joined the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick as an associate professor in educational leadership. Her new role involves leading the MA Educational Leadership and Management as well as teaching and participating in research activities in the department. Pontso has previously worked at universities in South Africa, Canada and the UK, leading postgraduate and international programmes on educational leadership and management and thoroughly enjoyed working with international students to provide a perfect cross-cultural learning situation.