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Interview with Professor Mark Brundrett

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Professor Mark Brundrett, Editor of Education 3-13.

We are delighted to showcase two interviews with Mark Brundrett from a series that Routledge is conducting with the editors of some of its key Education journals.

The interview page has been split into sections which can be quickly accessed by selecting any of the links below:


Introduction

These interviews are aimed at students, educational researchers, academics and visitors to the Education Arena website who are interested in particular journals and would like to find out more.

Each interview provides information about the editors in question and details about the creation of their journal and its purpose and scope within the wider sphere of educational research. Each editor is also asked to offer advice, hints and tips to prospective authors who may be hoping to submit papers to their journal.

This page features two interviews with Professor Mark Brundrett, Editor of Education 3-13, the major international publication of the Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE). Mark’s first interview was conducted in April 2010, focusing on the aims & scope of the journal and advice for potential authors. More recently, we caught up with Mark in his new role as a member of our Expert Panel, to discuss his thoughts on hot topics in children’s literacy and education, his role within the Panel, and how Education 3-13 will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012.

Click here to find out more about Mark’s involvement in the Expert Panel

 

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Expert Panellist Interview: April 2012

This interview, the thirty-fifth in the series, took place on 20th April 2012.

Discussions

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Q1: Are there a couple of 'hot topic' articles related to literacy that you'd like to discuss in more detail?

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Q2: Do you have any further thoughts on hot topics related to literacy at the moment?

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Q3: Do you have any thoughts on changing digital literacies?

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Q4: As we’re delighted to have you involved with the Expert Panel, please can we ask what you hope to bring to the Expert Panel this year?

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Q5: We're delighted that this year marks the 40th volume of the journal. Would you like to speak a bit about this?

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We also provide a transcription of this interview to overcome accessibility problems if you have hearing difficulties (or for those of you who may just prefer to read the interview).

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Expert Interview: April 2010


This interview, the twelfth in the series, was recorded by Professor Mark Brundrett, at The Faculty of Education, Liverpool John Moores University on 23rd April 2010.

 


Discussions

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Q1: What is the Journal about, what are its aims, what area does it primarily focus upon, and what range of concerns does the Journal aim to explore?

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Q2: Who do you feel are your readership, your core audience?

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Q3: What is the range of issues and concerns that the journal aims to explore?

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Q4: During your time as Editor, have there been topics/papers/issues that you feel have been particularly successful?

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Q5: What do you look for when considering articles and submissions? How do you spot a good article, what are the most common mistakes, what advice would you give to researchers who would like to publish in the journal?

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Q6: What do you see as the strength of Education 3-13 as an academic journal compared to other titles in the field?

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Q7: What are your aspirations for the future of the journal?

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Q8: What advice do you have for those looking to get published? What effect does the RAE (REF) have on decisions about where and what to publish?

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We also provide a transcription of this interview to overcome accessibility problems if you have hearing difficulties (or for those of you who may just prefer to read the interview).

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More about Professor Mark Brundrett

Mark Brundrett grew up in North Staffordshire and attended local primary and grammar schools before going on the take a degree in English and to qualify as a teacher.

He subsequently taught for a number of years in Secondary, Middle and Primary schools and was a head teacher for five years before he entered higher education. His most recent posts have included Director of the International MBA in Educational Management at the University of Leicester, Professor of Education at the University of Hull and Senior Research Consultant at the University of Manchester. He is currently Professor of Educational Research and Co-Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation Services at Liverpool John Moores University.

His specialist areas of research are Educational Leadership and primary education and he has carried out a number of studies and research projects for Local Authorities and government agencies. He has published more than one hundred items including sixteen books and many research articles and books chapters. Mark has been editor of Education 3-13 for the last six years and he is proud of the growing international reputation of the journal which is taken by academic libraries in the UK, North America, Australasia, and South East Asia and is accessed online by many thousands of other institutions. The journal will move to five issues from 2011.

His recent books include:

Brundrett, M. and Crawford, M. (Eds) (2008)
Developing School Leaders: An International Perspective

Brundrett, M. and Rhodes, C. (2010)
Leadership for Learning: Quality and Accountability in Education


His recent articles include:

Brundrett, M. (2008)
School Leadership and Management, 28, 3: 247 - 260
Setting an agenda for the development of the next generations of school leaders: A commitment to social justice or simply making up the numbers?

Brundrett, M. (2009)
Education 3-13, 37, 3, 199 - 202
The testing of primary school pupils - time for a complete overhaul of the system?

Rhodes, C. and Brundrett, M. (2009)
Educational Review, 61, 4: 361 - 374
Leadership development and school improvement

Brundrett, M. (2010)
Education 3-13, 38, 1: 1 – 3
New government, new curriculum: times of change in primary education in the UK

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Suggested Reading and Related Articles

Professor Mark Brundrett recommends some recent Special Issues in Education 3-13, which readers may find interesting:

Researching Primary Education: methods and issues
Issue 4, 2009

International Perspectives on Outdoor and Experiential Learning
Issue 1, 2009

International Perspectives on History Education
Issue 3, 2010

The Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum
Issue 4, 2010

Australian Insights
Issue 1, 2012

Children’s Literacy Virtual Special Issue
2012

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