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Creative Research Methods in Education

Principles and Practices

Co-authored by an international team of experts across disciplines, this important book is one of the first to demonstrate the enormous benefit creative methods offer for education research. It illustrates how using creative methods, such as poetic inquiry, theatre and animation, can support learning and illuminate participation and engagement.

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Young and Lonely

The Social Conditions of Loneliness

This book addresses important questions about tackling today’s epidemic of loneliness among young people, exploring experiences of loneliness in early life and considering how social conditions of austerity, precarity, inequality and competitive pressures to succeed can dramatically influence these feelings.

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Religion and Belief Literacy

Reconnecting a Chain of Learning

This book presents a crisis of religion and belief literacy to which education at every level is challenged to respond. It provides a clear pathway for engaging well with religion and belief diversity in public and shared settings.

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Westminster and the World

Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Constitutional scholar Elliot Bulmer considers what Britain might learn from Westminster-derived constitutions around the world. Exploring the principles of Westminster Model constitutions and their impact on democracy, human rights and good government, this book builds to a bold re-imagining of the United Kingdom’s future written framework.

Bristol Uni Press

Researching in the Age of COVID-19

Volume I: Response and Reassessment

Edited by Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo

Part of a series of three, this book showcases new research methods and emerging approaches. Focusing on Response and Reassessment, it has three parts: the first looks at the turn to digital methods; the second reviews methods in hand and the final part reassesses different needs and capabilities.

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Researching in the Age of COVID-19

Volume III: Creativity and Ethics

Edited by Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo

Part of a series of three, this book explores dimensions of creativity and ethics. It has three parts: the first covers creative approaches to researching. The second considers concerns around research ethics and ethics more generally, and the final part addresses different ways of approaching creativity and ethics through collaboration.

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Researching in the Age of COVID-19

Volume II: Care and Resilience

Edited by Helen Kara and Su-ming Khoo

Part of a series of three, this book connects themes of care and resilience, addressing their common concern with wellbeing. It has three parts: addressing researchers’ wellbeing, considering participants’ wellbeing, and exploring care and resilience as a shared and mutually entangled concern.

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Public Sociology As Educational Practice

Challenges, Dialogues and Counter-Publics

Edited by Eurig Scandrett

Leading academics reflect on concepts and aspects of public sociology education in this perceptive collection of case studies, linked by critical dialogue between contributors. They consider publics, practices and special knowledges in the field, and go beyond academia’s boundaries to explore the purposes and targets of sociological knowledge.

Bristol Uni Press

School Scandals

Blowing the Whistle on the Corruption of Our Education System

Pat Thomson takes on England’s muddled education system and exposes fraudulent and unethical practices, including the skewing of the curriculum and manipulation of results. She argues for an urgent review of current practices, leading to a revitalised education system that has the public good at its heart.

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Poverty in Education Across the UK

A Comparative Analysis of Policy and Place

The nuanced interconnections of poverty and educational attainment across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are explored in this unique analysis. Experts investigate how different educational structures and policies affect teachers’ engagement with marginalised groups and consider how inequalities might be reduced.

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Contesting Higher Education

Student Movements against Neoliberal Universities

This close investigation of student protests in the UK, Canada, Chile and Italy represents the first comparative review of the subject. Setting the wave of demonstrations within the contexts of student activism, social issues and political movements, it casts new light on their impact on higher education and on the broader society.

Bristol Uni Press

Ethnic Segregation Between Schools

Is It Increasing or Decreasing in England?

This book uses up-to-date evidence to interrogate contemporary patterns of ethnic and social segregation at a school-level, looking at how the changing geographies of ethnic segregation reflect those of social segregation.

Bristol Uni Press