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My research interests lie in two related areas:

  • gender in education, with particular emphasis on men, masculinities and teaching/caring roles in early childhood;
  • emotional aspects of children's lives in educational contexts with a particular emphasis on their ongoing construction of identity.

The linking concept between these interests is identity which I interpret as relational rather than individual.

PhD Supervision Interests

I would be interested in receiving proposals on: the development of identity through the school years, parenting (especially with a focus on gender), the home-school relationship, gender issues in education (particularly those concerned with issues about male staff in early years education), early childhood

Current Teaching

I teach the Research Methods element of our online, part-time PhD Programme in Education and Social Justice (with Research Methods Teaching on the other Doctoral programmes).

I have the Research Students Tutor role in the Educational Research department, monitoring progress of our ‘traditional route' PhDs.

 

Research Interests

My particular interest concerns how aspects of identity, such as gender, affect learning processes throughout.  Watch a video of Jo Warin talking about her research interests.

Currently I am concerned with debates about staff gender issues in primary and early years' education drawing on theories of masculinities. This interest draws together research with male teachers in early years' educational settings and research on the identities of fathers. I am collaborating with colleagues within an international network of gender researchers (funded by the Swedish Research Council) and we are writing a book Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education; International perspectives and a special issue of the international journal Gender and Education on Gender, Teaching and Care.  

I have recently completed a qualitative longitudinal study of a sample of school pupils from the ages of three to seventeen. The focus of this research is on how these young people construct a sense of self and how this has changed during their school careers. Findings have been produced as a book, Stories of Self: tracking children's identity and wellbeing through the school years, published by Trentham, together with several journal articles (see Publications).

 

I have been engaged in the following studies:

  • Knowledge Exchange Fellowship. Identities and Learning in School.  2014. Intended to forge a research partnership with local Teaching Schools.
  • Gender education and care. An international network 2010- 2013 (Swedish Research Council)
  • Piloting a methodology for accessing core beliefs within identity construction. Funded by Lancaster University Small Grants Scheme, 2004-2005.
  • Evaluation of Cumbria Early Excellence Centre. Evaluation of the DfEE (DfES) initiative to promote quality integrated early years services for young children and families. Funded by Cumbria LEA, 2000
  • Cohabitation, Separation and Fatherhood. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1999-2000.
  • Fathers, Work and Family Life. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1997-1999.
  • Understanding Families?: Closeness, Authority and Independence in Mothers, Fathers and 11-16 Year Olds. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1999-2000.
  • Raising Achievement in Inner City schools through Parental Involvement. Evaluation of Lancashire SRB funded project, 1992-6.

 

Additional Information

Profile

Membership of professional organisations

  • British Educational Research Association
  • British Psychological Society
  • Gender and Education Association

2014

Social and emotional aspects of learning: complementing, compensating and countering parental practices

Wood, P. & Warin, J. 2014 In: British Educational Research Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Preschool teachers’ approaches to gender differences within a child-centered pedagogy: findings from an Indonesian kindergarten

Adriany, V. & Warin, J. 2014 In: International Journal of Early Years Education . 22, 3, p. 315-328 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Creating identity capital in school: an application from a longitudinal ethnographic study of self-construction during the years of school

Warin, J. 2014 In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The status of care: linking gender and educare

Warin, J. 2014 In: Journal of Gender Studies. 23, 1, p. 93-106 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Stories of self: tracking children's identity and wellbeing through the years of school

Warin, J. 2011 In: Education and Health. 29, 1, p. 19-20 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Ethical mindfulness and reflexivity: managing a research relationship with children and young people in a fourteen year qualitative longitudinal research (QLR) study

Warin, J. 11/2011 In: Qualitative Inquiry. 17, 9, p. 805-814 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Stories of self: tracking children’s identity and wellbeing through the school years

Warin, J. 2010 Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books. 213 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

Wanting to be 'known': redefining self-awareness through an understanding of self-narration processes in educational transitions

Warin, J. & Muldoon, J. 04/2009 In: British Educational Research Journal. 35, 2, p. 289-303 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Safeguarding children’s wellbeing within educational settings: a critical review of inclusion strategies

Warin, J. 2009 Critical perspectives on safeguarding children. Broadhurst, K., Grover, C. & Jamieson, J. (eds.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Wanting to be ‘known’: re-defining self-awareness through an understanding of self-narration processes in educational transitions.

Warin, J. & Muldoon, J. 2009 In: British Educational Research Journal. 35, 2, p. 289-304 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Reflective teaching: evidence-informed professional practice

Pollard, A., Anderson, J., Maddock, M., Swaffield, S., Warin, J. & Warwick, P. 2008 3rd ed. London: Continuum International Publishing Group. 590 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2007

Joined-up services for young children and their families: Papering over the cracks or re-constructing the foundations?

Warin, J. A. 03/2007 In: Children and Society. 21, 2, p. 87-97 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Swapping stories, comparing plots: representing multiple perspectives in family interviews.

Warin, J., Solomon, Y. & Lewis, C. 1/06/2007 In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory and Practice. 10, 2, p. 121-134 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The salience of gender during the transition to Higher Education: male students' accounts of performed and authentic identities.

Warin, J. A. & Dempster, S. 20/11/2007 In: British Educational Research Journal. 33, 6, p. 887-903 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Heavy-metal Humpty Dumpty: dissonant masculinities within the context of the nursery.

Warin, J. A. 1/09/2006 In: Gender and Education. 18, 5, p. 523-537 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Resolving identity dissonance through reflective and reflexive practice in teaching

Warin, J., Maddock, M., Pell, A. & Hargreaves, L. 05/2006 In: Reflective Practice. 7, 2, p. 233-245 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Reflective teaching: evidence-informed professional practice

Pollard, A., Collins, J., Maddock, M., Simco, N., Swaffield, S., Warin, J. & Warwick, P. 2005 2nd ed. ed. London: Continuum. 503 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2002

Cohabitation, separation and fatherhood

Lewis, C., Papacosta, A. & Warin, J. 2002 York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 60 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Intimate talk between parents and their teenage children: democratic openness or covert control?

Solomon, Y. J., Warin, J., Lewis, C. & Langford, W. 11/2002 In: Sociology. 36, 4, p. 965-983 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Helping with homework?: Homework as a site of tensions between parents and teenagers.

Solomon, Y. J., Warin, J. & Lewis, C. 2002 In: British Educational Research Journal. 28, 4, p. 603-622 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

Family understandings: closeness, authority and independence in families with teenagers

Warin, J. & Langford, W. 2001 London: Family Policy Studies Centre. 56 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

What good are dads?

Lewis, C. & Warin, J. 2001 In: Father Facts. 1, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

The attainment of self-consistency through gender in young children

Warin, J. 2000 In: Sex Roles. 42, 3-4, p. 209-231 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The importance of gender as an aspect of identity at key transition points in compulsory education.

Jackson, C. & Warin, J. 06/2000 In: British Educational Research Journal. 26, 3, p. 375-391 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

Parental Involvement in Raising the Achievement of Primary School Pupils: Why bother?

Edwards, A. & Warin, J. 1999 In: Oxford Review of Education. 25, 3, p. 325-341 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Fathers, work and family life

Warin, J., Solomon, Y., Lewis, C. & Langford, W. 1999 London: Family Policy Studies Centre. 48 p. (Family & parenthood: policy & practice)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1998

Mothers, fathers, and the development of sex roles in young children

Warin, J. & Lewis, C. 1998 Current issues in infancy and parenthood: the psychology of reproduction. Niven, C. A. & Walker, A. E. (eds.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, Vol. 3, p. 137-157 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Gender differences: the child's perspective

Warin, J. & Lewis, C. 1998 Men as workers in services for young children: issues of a mixed gender workforce: proceedings of a seminar, held at Henley on Thames, 29-31 May 1997. Owen, C., Cameron, C. & Moss, P. (eds.). London: Institute of Education, p. 91-105 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

1997

Validity in image-based research: an elaborated illustration of the issues

Simco, N. & Warin, J. 1997 In: British Educational Research Journal. 23, 5, p. 671-673 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  • Gender, Teaching and Care

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