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Dr Michael Wyness



Associate Professor


Centre for Education Studies
University of Warwick
Tel: 02476522838

Research Interests

Michael is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Education Studies. His work explores the Sociologies of Childhood and Education. His book Childhood and Society (2019) has just gone into a third edition. His previous books include Childhood, Culture and Society (2018 Sage) Childhood (2015 Polity); Contesting Childhood (1999 Routledge) and Schooling Welfare and Parental Responsibility (1995 Falmer). His research interests are in children's participation and human rights; childhood and theory, children's transitions and home-school relations. He is currently running two funded projects exploring the educational needs and identity formation of young migrants.


Michael joined the University of Warwick in 2006. His background is in sociology, criminology and social policy and previously worked at the Universities of Edinburgh, Stirling and Northampton.

Research Projects

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • "Global-Local Dilemmas on Contextual Relevance of Early Childhood Education: Case study of the Northern Region of Ghana."
  • "Alternative Schooling in Malta."
  • "Teaching ethos in the early year's education in Ghana and England."
  • "Digital Schooling in Toronto"

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