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Is inclusive education in schools influenced by social justice?

Project Description

We invite proposals from potential doctoral candidates focused on how inclusive education in schools is influenced by social justice..

You may consider in your proposal the influence that social class, social disadvantage, heritage and gender, may have on social justice and education. The lead supervisor for this EU/UK funded studentship is Associate Professor Dr Sally Elton-Chalcraft.

We normally expect applicants to have successfully gained a masters award including completion of an educational research project.

In preparing and developing your application, we recommend you contact Dr Sally Elton Chalcraft in the Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre for more detailed discussion of your research proposal. For further information about this or for other queries about the studentship, please contact Research Student Admissions for an informal discussion.

Funding Notes

The successful applicant for the full-time studentship will receive a stipend of £14,777 p.a. in addition to having tuition fees covered. The PhD studentship is available to new UK/EU applicants registering for a research degree focussing on education starting in April 2019. The closing date for applications is Monday 28th January 2019. Interviews are likely to be during week of 18th February 2019.

Application is direct to the University of Cumbria.


Elton‐Chalcraft, S., Lander, V., Revell, L., Warner, D., & Whitworth, L. (2017). To promote, or not to promote fundamental British values? Teachers’ standards, diversity and teacher education. British Educational Research Journal, 43(1), 29-48.
Elton-Chalcraft, S., Kendrick, A., & Chapman, A. (2018). Gender, race, faith and economics: Factors impacting on aspirant school leaders. Management in Education, 0892020618788738.
Warner, D., & Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018). Race, culture and ethnicity teaching in post-European times. Professional Studies in Primary Education, 318.

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