Dr Jo WarinReader in Gender and Social Relationships in Education
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.
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.
Membership of professional organisations
- British Educational Research Association
- British Psychological Society
- Gender and Education Association
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
Conceptualising the value of male practitioners in early childhood education and care (ECEC): Gender balance or gender flexibility
Warin, J. 27/09/2017 In: Gender and Education. 16 p.
Creating a whole school ethos of care
Warin, J. 08/2017 In: Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 22, 3, p. 188-199. 12 p.
Gender flexible pedagogy in early childhood education
Warin, J., Adriany, V. 07/2017 In: Journal of Gender Studies. 26, 4, p. 375-386. 12 p.
Gendered aspects of Leisure-time teachers' care - social and physical dimensions
Hjalmarsson, M., Löfdahl Hultman, A., Warin, J. 5/04/2017 In: Education Inquiry. 14 p.
How male teachers can help to challenge gender roles in nursery school education
Warin, J. 28/11/2016
Nurture groups in practice: children; classes; schools
Warin, J., Hibbin, R.A. 03/2016 Lancaster : Nurture Group Network. 39 p.
A study of nurture groups as a window into school relationships
Warin, J., Hibbin, R.A. 4/01/2016 In: The International Journal of Nurture in Education. 2, p. 7-14. 8 p.
Conclusions: men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education
Warin, J. 2015 In: Men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education. London : Routledge p. 130-138. 9 p. ISBN: 978113879772.
Identity capital: an application from a longitudinal ethnographic study of self-construction during the years of school
Warin, J. 2015 In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 36, 5, p. 689-706. 18 p.
Introduction: men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education
Warin, J., Wernersson , I. 2015 In: Men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education. London : Routledge p. 1-11. 11 p. ISBN: 978113879772.
Pioneers, professionals, playmates, protectors, 'poofs' and 'paedos': Swedish male pre-school teachers construction of their identities
Warin, J. 2015 In: Men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education. London : Routledge p. 95-106. 12 p. ISBN: 9781138797727.
The production of identity capital through school
Warin, J. 2015 In: Theory as method in research. London : Routledge p. 39-48. 10 p. ISBN: 9781138900332.
Social and emotional aspects of learning: complementing, compensating and countering parental practices
Wood, P., Warin, J. 12/2014 In: British Educational Research Journal. 40, 6, p. 937-951. 15 p.
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.
The status of care: linking gender and educare
Warin, J. 2014 In: Journal of Gender Studies. 23, 1, p. 93-106. 14 p.
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.
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.
Stories of self: tracking children’s identity and wellbeing through the school years
Warin, J. 2010 Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books. 213 p. ISBN: 9781858564418.
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.
Safeguarding children’s wellbeing within educational settings: a critical review of inclusion strategies
Warin, J. 2009 In: Critical perspectives on safeguarding children . Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 9780470682326.
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.
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. ISBN: 9780826493408.
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.
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. 10, 2, p. 121-134. 14 p.
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.
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.
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.
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. ISBN: 9780826473950.
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.
Cohabitation, separation and fatherhood
Lewis, C., Papacosta, A., Warin, J. 2002 York : Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 60 p. ISBN: 9781842630587.
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.
Family understandings: closeness, authority and independence in families with teenagers
Warin, J., Langford, W. 2001 London : Family Policy Studies Centre. 56 p.
What good are dads?
Lewis, C., Warin, J. 2001 In: Father Facts. 1, 1, p. 1-6. 6 p.
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.
The attainment of self-consistency through gender in young children
Warin, J. 2000 In: Sex Roles. 42, 3-4, p. 209-231. 23 p.
Fathers, work and family life
Warin, J., Solomon, Y., Lewis, C., Langford, W. 1999 London : Family Policy Studies Centre. 48 p. ISBN: 190145536X.
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.
Gender differences: the child's perspective
Warin, J., Lewis, C. 1998 In: Men as workers in services for young children. London : Institute of Education p. 91-105. 15 p.
Mothers, fathers, and the development of sex roles in young children
Warin, J., Lewis, C. 1998 In: Current issues in infancy and parenthood. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann p. 137-157. 21 p. ISBN: 9780750624428 .
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.
Gender diversification of the early years education workforce: Recruiting, supporting and retaining male practitioners
01/09/2018 → 31/10/2020
ISF: Embedding Restorative Practice as a whole school ethic. A comparative study of schools engaging with RP in NW England
01/01/2018 → 31/12/2019
Comparative Nurture Groups ITT
01/03/2015 → 30/11/2015
Gender, Teaching and Care
20/10/2012 → …
Gender, Teaching and Care. International Network funded by Swedish Research Council
22/10/2010 → 01/10/2014
- Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
- Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education