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Dr Peter Lang

Job Title
Visiting Academic
Education Studies
024 7652 2212
Research Interests

Research Profile areas of special interest:

The development of Pastoral care and Personal and Social Education

Affective Education in a European and Asian Context The development of effective affective pedagogies in particular circle time

Current research projects The development of affective education and affective leadership in Chinese cultural contexts Circle time?s contribution to the introduction of a competence based curriculum an action research project in two Coventry comprehensive schools Countering school drop and out alienation through the use of active experiential approaches a collaborative European Socrates II project with the objective of setting up a web site running courses throughout Europe and disseminating materials (completed). Selected publications Lang, P. (2000) Parents schools and values, in Leicester, M. Modgil, C and Modgil, S. (Eds) Education, Culture and Values Vol ii Institutional issues, Pupils, Schools and Teacher Education. Falmer Press 72 - 79 With Husbands, C. Integrating Pastoral and Academic work in comprehensive schools a German model Educational Review February 2000 Vol 52 47 ? 54 With Puurula, A. Neill, S. Vasileiou, L. Husbands, C. Katz, Y. Romi, S. Menezes, I. And Vriens, L (2001) teacher and Student Attitudes to Afffective education: a European collaborative research project. Compare, Vol. 31, No 2 North and south contrasted: Cultural similarities and differences in affective education. Katz, Y., Kontoyianni, Lang, P. Menezes, I., Neill, S., Romi, S., Vasileiou, K. and Vriens, L. (2003) Handbook, International Sociological Association Sociology of Education : International Perspectives for the New Century. . Lang, P. and Vasileiou (2005) Teacher?s understanding of emotions: an unexplored area, in Karppinen, Katz, Y. and Neill (Eds) Theory and Practice in Affective Education: Essays in Honour of Arja Puurula, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. Recent research Degrees Supervised (awarded) Affective Education in English and Greek primary schools a comparative study (2000) Teachers response to bullying in Taiwanese primary schools (2001) Affective Education in Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese primary schools (2003) Pupil attitudes to political education in Taiwan (2006) A Comparative Study of Life Education in Taiwan and Personal and Social Education in England 2009


Dr Peter Lang MA (Cantab and Warwick) PGCE (Lond) PhD (Warwick) Address University of Warwick, Institute of Education, COVENTRY, CV4 7AL. Telephone:024 76522212 (Fax: 024 765 4110) Email Associate Fellow/tutor (formerly Senior Lecturer) Background Peter Lang originally trained as a social anthropologist, he taught for 14 years in primary, secondary and special schools in the London area. During his time at Warwick he has taught on primary and secondary ITT courses, CPD and postgraduate courses. He was a key figure in the establishment of The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education and its journal Pastoral Care in Education, he was the consultant for the Ministry of Education in Singapore for the Introduction of Pastoral Care into the Singaporean education system, and he also established the European Affective Education Network of which he is secretary.

Title Funder Award start Award end
EAR EU 01 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2006