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Research Group: Social Justice and Inclusive Education (SJIE) Research Centre

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This Centre has been replaced in Summer 2015 by the Centre for Research in Inclusion.

Group Overview

The Centre for Research in Inclusion at Southampton Education School comprises researchers and educators representing a breadth of research and practice aimed at understanding and supporting the inclusion of children and adults, families and practitioners in education and communities. Centre members support the use and further understanding of inclusive, participatory, practitioner-based or emancipatory methodologies. We work in the areas of:

  • Inclusive education
  • Inclusive research methods and approaches
  • Inclusive practices, pedagogies and technologies
  • Inclusive approaches to new media practices and methods
  • Fostering positive approaches to diversity, student voice and social and emotional well-being
  • Marginalisation


A recent review by Dr Sarah Parsons of best educational practice for children on the autism spectrum has entered Routledge's Class of 2012, its most downloaded articles: European Journal of Special Needs Education, 26, 1.

Recent research carried out by Dr Kalwant Bhopal suggests that racism in UK academia remains as prevalent as it was 20 years ago. Of 65 academics interviewed for the study, the overwhelming majority said they had experienced some kind of racism, either direct or indirect. Only two said gender had had more of an impact on their careers than race. See the article published in the Times Higher Education.

Research Staff

Related Projects

Related ProjectsStatusType
Concepts of access for people with learning disabilities: towards a shared understanding (Nind) - DormantDormant
Developing an educational model for girls with complex special educational needs (Nind) - DormantDormant
Evidence-based programmes for promotion and prevention in mental health (Nind) - DormantDormant
Experiences of young children with learning disabilities attending both special and inclusive preschools (Nind) - DormantDormant
How should education be provided to children and young people with autism to prepare them for good adult outcomes? (Parsons) - DormantDormant
International review of the literature of evidence of best practice provision in the education of persons with autistic spectrum disorders (Parsons)Active
Methodological Innovation in the Social Sciences (Nind) - DormantDormant
Parents' choice of special and inclusive early years settings (Nind) - DormantDormant
PRICE (Participation and Responsible Innovation in Co-Design for Exchange)Active
Quality and capacity in inclusive research with people with learning disabilities (Nind) - DormantDormant
‘Retail Sector Competencies’ (ReSeCo): Developing self and social competencies in vocational training for the retail sector (Brockmann)Active
The pedagogy of methodological learning (Nind)Active
Towards equal and active citizenship: pushing the boundaries of participatory research with people with learning disabilities (Nind) - DormantDormant
What are the educational aims of modern foreign language teaching in primary schools in England? (Woodgate-Jones) - DormantDormant
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