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Mapping the Field 75 Years of Educational Review, Volume II

Edited By Jane Martin, Marion Bowl, Gemma Banks Copyright 2024

    From its origins in the University of Birmingham’s then Institute of Education in 1948, Educational Review has emerged as a leading international journal for generic educational research. Seventy-five years on, Mapping the Field presents a detailed account of education theory and research, policy, and practice through the lens of key articles published in the journal over this timespan.

    Volume II opens with Part I, a collection of articles examining teachers’ job (dis/) satisfaction and stress, and the gendered composition of the teaching workforce. Articles in Part II trace a shift in academic focus from schools seen as families/communities, to the parent-school relationship. The concepts of inclusion and equality—and strategies for their fulfilment in education—are interrogated in Part III. The volume concludes with Part IV, in which diverse identities in the education field are represented.

    Curated and introduced by the editors, the articles included in both volumes of Mapping the Field represent a careful selection from the work of scholars whose ideas have been, and continue to be, influential in the field of education. Overall, this major text covers a wide range of topics and offers original insights into educational policy, provision, processes, and practice from around the world.

    Part I: Teachers and their work

    Marion Bowl and Jane Martin

    1. Men teachers and the “feminised” primary school: a review of the literature

    Christine Skelton 

    2. The Place of Women in Teacher Education: discourses of power

    Meg Maguire and Gaby Weiner 

    3. Teacher Stress: directions for future research

    Chris Kyriacou

    4. Teachers as ‘managed professionals’ in the global education industry: the New Zealand experience

    John Codd 

    5. Teacher job satisfaction: the importance of school working conditions and teacher characteristics

    Anna Toropova, Eva Myrberg and Stefan Johansson 

    Part II: Family and community

    Marion Bowl and Jane Martin 

    6. The family group

    M.E. Brittain

    7. Secondary schools as communities

    Joan A. M. Davis

    8. Challenging the status quo: the enabling role of gender sensitive fathers, inspirational mothers and surrogate parents in Uganda

    Molly Warrington

    9. Barriers to parental involvement in education: an explanatory model

    Garry Hornby and Rayleen Lafaele

    10. Effects of parental involvement on academic achievement: a meta-synthesis

    S. Wilder

    11. Parental involvement to parental engagement: a continuum

    Janet Goodall and Caroline Montgomery

    Part III: Exclusion and inequality in education

    Marion Bowl and Jane Martin

    12. “Inclusion in Practice”: does practice make perfect?

    Roger Slee

    13. Why poor children are more likely to become poor readers: the early years

    Jennifer Buckingham, Robyn Beaman and Kevin Wheldall

    14. Coincidence or conspiracy? Whiteness, policy and the persistence of the Black/White achievement gap

    David Gillborn 

    15. Whose justice is this! Capitalism, class and education justice and inclusion in the Nordic countries: race, space and class history

    Dennis Beach

    16. Supporting transgender students in schools: beyond an individualist approach to trans inclusion in the education system

    Wayne Martino, Jenny Kassen and Kenan Omercajic

    Part IV: Identity and diversity

    Marion Bowl and Jane Martin

    17. Evaluative reactions to accents

    Howard Giles

    18. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education: a mainstream issue?

    Jim Cummins

    19. Gendered perceptions of schooling: classroom dynamics and inequalities within four Caribbean secondary schools

    Mike Younger and Mary Cobbett

    20. Beyond responsiveness to identity badges: future research on culture in disability and implications for Response to Intervention

    Alfredo J. Artiles

    21. Autism, intense interests and support in school: from wasted efforts to shared understandings

    Rebecca Wood

    22. Who’s checkin’ for Black girls and women in the “pandemic within a pandemic”? COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and educational implications

    April-Louise Pennant


    Jane Martin is Professor of Social History of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is Director of the Domus Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Histories of Education and Childhood, and Executive Editor of Educational Review. Her most recent book is Gender and Education in England since 1770: A social and cultural history (2022) and is currently writing the biography of author, teacher, and socialist Caroline DeCamp Benn (1926-2000).

    Marion Bowl is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is an academic, teacher and community worker, and Book Reviews Editor of Educational Review.

    Gemma Banks holds numerous roles in academic publishing, including Editorial Administrator for the Journal of Moral Education, Social Media Manager for the Journal of Global Security Studies, and Journal Manager of Educational Review.