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Research themes

Researchers in the Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice work with international colleagues on projects focusing on a wide range of topics encompassed by the themes listed below:

Citizenship, values and activism

  • Citizenship education
  • Cosmopolitanism and global citizenship education
  • Development education
  • Political education
  • Activism and agency
  • Values education

Literacy, literature and creativity

  • Literacy and literary education
  • Children's literature
  • Popular culture
  • Creativity and the classroom

Social class and mobility

  • Theories of social stratification
  • Social mobility
  • Meritocracy

Gender and sexuality

  • Intersectionality
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate crime
  • Sex and relationships education

Pedagogical approaches to social justice

  • Critical pedagogy
  • Situated, experiential and transformative learning
  • Political participation
  • Global youth work
  • Inclusive pedagogy

Inequalities and Higher Education

  • Access to Higher Education
  • Master’s, Doctorates and destinations
  • Institutional stratification
  • International student mobility

Race, faith and identity

  • Race and ethnicity
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Social, cultural, economic and faith capitals
  • Heritage schools
  • Bilingual education
  • Indigenous knowledges