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Research project

Pupil Voice for Promoting Inclusion in Schools

Project overview

This study (funded by Research England - Participatory Research Fund, UKRI) addresses the question: “How can we promote inclusion in schools through an engagement with pupils’ voices?”. It involves a group of primary schools in the city of Southampton who carry out collaborative action research, to find ways that will ensure that all children’s voices are heard in order to promote greater inclusion in learning processes. The study uses participatory research approaches, with a focus on creative pupil voice activities (e.g. visual images, drama, posters etc.).

The study will facilitate greater collaboration between schools and the university in order to co-construct knowledge that will benefit all pupils in the city of Southampton. It will also develop professional development materials and resource people that can be used to create a city-wide strategy that will involve all schools in the future.

Working Papers for Pupil Voice for Promoting Inclusion in Schools (PVPI):

Increasing children’s willingness to write: An account of practice from collaborative action research in Wordsworth Primary School

Expanding children’s future job aspirations: An account of practice from collaborative action research in Mason Moor Primary School

Expanding children’s future job aspirations: An account of practice from collaborative action research in St. Mary’s CE Primary School

Developing boys’ writing: An account of practice from collaborative action research in Redbridge Primary School

‘Unlocking’ learners: An account of practice from collaborative action research in St. John's Primary and Nursery School

Staff

Lead researcher

Professor Kyriaki (Kiki) Messiou

Professor of Education

Research interests

  • inclusive education
  • marginalisation in schools
  • research with children and young people
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Other researchers

Dr Jay de los Reyes

Lecturer

Research interests

  • youth
  • mobilities
  • transnational families
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Miss Chinmaya Potnis

Research interests

  • Inclusive Education
  • Student agency, working alongside students
  • Educational inequality
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Ms Ping Dong

Research interests

  • inclusive education
  • inclusive teaching practices
  • school-to-work transition 
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Dr Dr Vivienne Rwang

Teaching Fellow

Research interests

  • Education effectiveness and improvement in challenging contextsEducational displacements (IDPs & Refugees)Educational accessibility and quality provision for displaced personsEducational marginalisation, inequality, and inclusion in displacement contextsIDP/Refugee Education Policy and Practice
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups