SAGE Journal Articles

Smith, J. K. & Gallagher, D. J. (2008). An essay on the politics of schooling and educational research. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 8(3), 284–301.

This article discusses the political and ideological nature of education as well as education research. In charting how certain types of research in the US are given official approval whilst others are not, clear parallels can be drawn with the UK.

Picower, B. (2013). You can’t change what you don’t see: developing new teachers’ political understanding of education. Journal of Transformative Education, 11(3), 170–189.

This article explores how teacher education programmes can develop awareness, in new teachers, of the political nature of education and how different groups in society benefit, as well as encouraging an examination of any disadvantages in how it is structured.