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Appointment: Liverpool Hope University, UK

Please circulate this around your professional networks, and to any MA students who may be interested

There has arisen an opportunity for a fully-funded Doctoral scholarship working with philosophers and sociologists of education in the area of ‘spiritual, moral, social and cultural’ education. The project, which is also the subject of a UK ESRC Large Grant proposal currently under review, aims to explore the complex plurality of structures which set the ethos and value of publicly funded schools in England. Working with colleagues in the philosophy and sociology of education, there is broad scope for the doctoral student to explore questions such as:

  • exploring contested conceptions and definitions of citizenship, community and ‘British values’ in policy and practice;
  • developing culturally sensitive resources to support the development of school governors at the nexus of engagement between community and school leadership;
  • the relationship between religion, community and commonality in the governance and values of education, problematising the faith/state school dichotomy;
  • developing shared models of understanding the National Curriculum goal of the ‘spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’ of young people, identifying points of consensus and disjuncture between practitioners, policy and community;
  • how the discourse of ‘protecting frontline services’ which dominates politics in an age of austerity conceals rapid changes in the support and governance of schools.

The student will be co-located in the Centre for Education Policy Analysis and the Department of Social Science, and will benefit from a confluence of academic expertise in dialogical philosophers, ethnography, local governance, religion in education, moral and character education and post-secularity across the two departments.

The PhD studentship is fully funded for 3 years, covering fees and £13,500/yr stipend. Applications for either September or January start would be considered, but must be received by 25th June to ensure consideration in the first round.

Further information on how to apply is available at:,47420,en.pdf

I am happy to speak with any potential applicants.

David Lundie
Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, Liverpool Hope University
0151 291 3783


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Volume 9 Number 3    ISSN 1478-8047


Cathy Fagan. Editorial

Catherine Broom. Conceptualizing and Teaching Citizenship as Humanity

Thomas A. Lucey, Doug Hatch & Duane Giannangelo. In Search of Understandings: knowledge of US history up to 1877 among preservice teachers at three universities

Ian Davies, Mitsuharu Mizuyama & Gillian Hampden Thompson. Citizenship Education inJapan

Thuwayba Al Barwani, Abdo Al Mekhlafi & Otherine Neisler. Addressing the Challenges of Cross-Cultural Understanding through Service Learning in Higher Education: the Oman experience

Lisbeth Lindström. Citizenship and Empowering Processes: a study of youth experiences of participation in leisure activities

Timothy Wai Wa Yuen & Yan Wing Leung. How an Advocacy NGO Can Contribute to Political Socialization: a case study in Hong Kong

Ann Jordan, with Derval Carey-Jenkins, Sue Irving, Alan Perrigo, Paul Taylor & Sarah Wilkes. Trainee Teachers’ Perceptions of the Values behind the Primary Curriculum inEngland and the Potential Significance for Future Professional Development


Still Not Easy being British: struggles for a multicultural citizenship (Tariq Modood), reviewed by Grisel María García Pérez

Global Crises, Social Justice, and Education (Michael Apple, Ed.) reviewed by Sabre Cherkowski

Creating Democratic Citizenship through Drama Education: the writings of Jonothan Neelands (Peter O’Connor, Ed.) reviewed by Thomas A. Lucey

Teachers and Human Rights Education (Audrey Osler & Hugh Starkey), reviewed by Karen Ragoonaden

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Aquinas Annual Conference 2010 

21-22 June 2010, 9.30-16.30 (both days)


Keynote Speakers for 21 June 2010

Professor Richard Pring of Oxford University and leader of the Nuffield Review – Educational Aims and Values: the need for a wider vision of learning

Professor John West-Burnham, Professor of Educational Leadership, St Mary’s University College – Educational Leadership as a Vocation: developing moral purpose

Mary Oski – Manager, Leadership & Accountability, Catholic Education Office Melbourne and tour leader of the Australian principals joining the conference as part of their enrichment leave study visit – School Improvement: a collective responsibility

Keynote Speaker for 22 June -2010

Professor Paul Clarke – St Mary’s University College – Community Renaissance


Cost: Day Rate Day 1, £120; Day Rate Day 2, £100; Both Days, £190

Further details and booking, contact Nicola Condon Cusden:, Tel: 0208 240 4275

Refreshment and Lunch included

Accommodation can be booked

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