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Interview with Harry Daniels

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Harry Daniels, Editor of Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties

This audio interview is the eighteenth in a series of interviews Routledge is conducting with the editors of some of its key Education journals.


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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 editor 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 eighteenth interview is with Harry Daniels, Editor of Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties. The central intention of the journal is to contribute to readers' understanding of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and also their knowledge of appropriate ways of preventing and responding to EBDs, in terms of intervention and policy. The journal aims to cater for a wide audience, in response to the diverse nature of the professionals who work with and for children with EBDs.

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Harry Daniels answers the questions

The interview took place at the University of Bath on November 29th, 2010


Questions

Answers

Q1: For researchers or students who have never encountered the journal, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, what is the journal about in a nutshell?

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Q2: What do you see as the main strengths of the journal and how does it compare to other titles in its field?

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Q3: Do you think internationality is one of those things that you're looking for when looking at papers you've received?

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Q4: What about the papers themselves, what sort of key features would they need to exhibit - in terms of structure, or underlying philosophy, or methodological approaches?

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Q5: What is the spectrum of EBDs that you are particularly interested in with this journal?

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Q6: What advice would you give to authors who are interested in writing for the journal? What sort of preparation would you recommend that they go through prior to submission?

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Q7: What about evidence of reading past issues of the journal, how important do you think that is?

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Q8: Which papers that you have seen come through recently have given you most satisfaction in seeing in print or published online?

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Q9: In addition to the forthcoming Special Issue on Cyberbullying, what other issues would you like to see the journal engage with in more depth?

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Q10: Do you think that it is a situation peculiar to the United Kingdom, or just England or Wales, or are there international dimensions to the new era of organisation and management?

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Q11: The journal has a wide-ranging Editorial Board representing over 10 countries. How important to you is the international nature of the journal?

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Q12: How do you see the Editorial Board helping the journal in terms of their contribution?

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Q13: In terms of the academic calendar, what are those events that provide a strategically important platform for Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties?

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Q14: What are your hopes and aspirations for the journal, and what would you like to see developed in the journal in the future?

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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 Harry Daniels

Harry Daniels is Professor of Education: Culture and Pedagogy at the University of Bath, where he is the Convenor in Head of the 'Learning as Culture and Social Practice' Research Programme and also the Director of the Centre for Socio-cultural and Activity Theory Research (CSAT), dedicated to the development and application of socio-cultural and activity theory.

He is Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Learning Research at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and is also Research Professor at the Centre for Human Activity Theory at Kansai University, Osaka in Japan.

Harry's research interests are wide ranging including Socio-cultural and activity theory, innovatory learning in the work place, special needs and social exclusion, social, emotional and behavioral difficulty and patient and carer information seeking. These interests have seen him undertake various research projects, his current project is entitled 'Learning across Boundaries: Levering out the Findings of Research'. Other recent projects include work for Children's Services at the Department for Education and Skill and time as Research Director and Principal Investigator on a team looking into Learning in and for Interagency Working. Harry has also worked on a similar project in Northern Ireland.

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Suggested Reading and Related Articles

Harry Daniels suggests the following articles to be of particular interest:

Mental health prevention in UK classrooms: the FRIENDS anxiety prevention programme
By Paul Stallard
Volume 15, Issue 1 2010, pages 23 - 35

Identifying obstacles to a multidisciplinary understanding of 'disruptive' behaviour
By Gale Macleod
Volume 15, Issue 2, 2010, pages 95 - 109

Countering the argument that educational psychologists need specific training to use cognitive behavioural therapy
By Garry Squires
Volume 15, Issue 4, 2010, pages 279 - 294

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