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Reframing 'Attainment': creating and developing spaces for learning within schools (2017)
Journal Article
Hope, M. A. (2017). Reframing 'Attainment': creating and developing spaces for learning within schools. Forum for Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education, 59(3), 413-422. https://doi.org/10.15730/forum.2017.59.3.413

This article, based on a keynote presentation given at a conference in Tasmania, examines the notion of 'attainment' and argues that a narrow focus on standardised test scores is highly problematic for those concerned with social justice. Using examp... Read More

Creating spaces for autonomy: the architecture of learning and thinking in Danish schools and universities (2016)
Book Chapter
Hope, M., & Montgomery, C. (2016). Creating spaces for autonomy: the architecture of learning and thinking in Danish schools and universities. In H. E. Lees, & N. Noddings (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education, 305-319. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-41291-1

This chapter focuses on the concept of space and its relationship to autonomy and perceptions of freedom in education.

Learning from differences: a strategy for teacher development in respect to student diversity (2016)
Journal Article
Messiou, K., Ainscow, M., Echeita, G., Goldrick, S., Hope, M., Paes, I., …Vitorino, T. (2016). Learning from differences: a strategy for teacher development in respect to student diversity. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 27(1), 45-61. doi:10.1080/09243453.2014.966726

Drawing on evidence gathered as a result of collaborative action research carried out in 8 secondary schools in 3 European countries, this paper proposes an innovative strategy for helping teachers respond positively to learner diversity. The strateg... Read More

Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people? (2015)
Book Chapter
Hope, M. A. (2015). Alternative provision free schools: Educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for excluded young people?. In C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice, 107-126. Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593_6

For those of us who have spent our professional lives working alongside children and young people who are disaffected with education, re-imagining education — or more specifically, re-imagining schools — is crucial. Could it be possible for the state... Read More

Developing active citizenship in schools : a case study of democracy in practice (2015)
Book
Hope, M. (2015). Developing active citizenship in schools : a case study of democracy in practice. International handbook of progressive education, 325 - 336. Peter Lang Publishing

This chapter offers a critique of current definitions of active citizenship and argues that children and young people need to be seen as citizens within their school communities and not just citizens of the future. Pedagogy and school decision-making... Read More

The danger of subverting students’ views in schools (2015)
Journal Article
Messiou, K., & Hope, M. A. (2015). The danger of subverting students’ views in schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19(10), 1009-1021. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2015.1024763

This paper is firmly grounded in the position that engaging with students’ voices in schools is central to the development of inclusive practices. It explores the tensions that can be created when efforts are made to engage with students’ voices in r... Read More

Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools : focusing on children’s voices (2014)
Journal Article
Adderley, R. J., Hope, M. A., Hughes, G. C., Shaw, P. A., Messiou, K., Hope, M., …Hughes, G. (2014). Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools : focusing on children’s voices. European journal of special needs education, 30(1), (106-121). doi:10.1080/08856257.2014.964580. ISSN 0885-6257

This paper reports a small-scale research project which took place in one primary school in the north-east of England. The study aimed to listen to children about how the practices of teachers helped and/or hindered their sense of inclusion in classr... Read More

State schools in England : why social segregation and inequality still thrives in a ‘comprehensive’ system (2014)
Journal Article
Stevens, R., & Hope, M. (2014). State schools in England : why social segregation and inequality still thrives in a ‘comprehensive’ system. doi:10.12828/77687

There is overwhelming evidence that England’s education system is built on and sustains complex patterns of inequality. A ‘comprehensive’ system, introduced in 1965, was never fully implemented and so remains as an aspiration rather... Read More

Conceptions of person-centered education in the 21st century : developing a position statement for ways of being in educational organizations (2013)
Journal Article
Hope, M. A. (2014). Conceptions of person-centered education in the 21st century : developing a position statement for ways of being in educational organizations. Person-centered & experiential psychotherapies : PCEP, 13(3), (217-232). doi:10.1080/14779757.2013.811610. ISSN 1477-9757

Across the world, policies and practices within education are changing, and this presents a small window of opportunity for person-centered educators to put principles into practice within mainstream educational systems. In this context, it is import... Read More

Becoming citizens through school experience : a case study of democracy in practice (2012)
Journal Article
Hope, M. (2012). Becoming citizens through school experience : a case study of democracy in practice

This paper offers a critique of current definitions of active citizenship and argues that children and young people need to be seen as citizens within their school communities and not just citizens of the future. Pedagogy and school decision-making s... Read More

Small and perfectly formed? Is democracy an alternative approach to school leadership? (2012)
Journal Article
Hope, M. A., & Hope, M. (2012). Small and perfectly formed? Is democracy an alternative approach to school leadership?. School Leadership and Management, 32(3), (291-305). doi:10.1080/13632434.2012.688739. ISSN 1363-2434

In recent decades, education policy has changed considerably so that now, numerous types of schools are available in the ‘marketplace’. The most recent additions to this landscape are Academies and Free Schools, with freedoms to make more choices abo... Read More

Empowerment and participation in youth work (2011)
Book
(2011). Empowerment and participation in youth work. Learning Matters

In today's society, many young people feel marginalised and unable to find their own voice. It is vital therefore that youth workers are able to work with them to tackle this in a meaningful way. Drawing on the real experiences and difficulties faced... Read More