Print ISSN: 2059-3708 Online ISSN: 2059-3716
We are delighted to announce that the new Wales Journal of Education (formerly the University of Wales Journal of Education) is being relaunched in partnership with the Wales Centre for Equity in Education. It continues to be published by the University of Wales Press as a refereed journal, committed to publishing articles that deepen understanding of best practice across education sectors in Wales.
The journal aims to appeal to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who share the common goal of achieving excellence in education in Wales. The spring 2016 edition will include articles by leading educationalists, including Graham Donaldson, John Furlong, David Egan and David Reynolds, on the key issues that are affecting education in Wales following the nation’s recent Great Debate.
We welcome articles that relate to education in Wales, but also material of a broader significance including comparative studies and international contributions. The journal also includes review articles particularly of publications relating to education in Wales. The journal’s special issues programme aims to stimulate debate over significant themes and responses to topics raised by contributors and readers.
Editorial: Professional Learning for Teachers in Wales
PROFESSOR DAVID EGAN & DR RUSSELL GRIGG
Professional Learning Communities: A Strategy for School and System Improvement?
PROFESSOR ALMA HARRIS & DR MICHELLE SUZETTE JONES
Supporting the Implementation of the Foundation Phase through Effective Professional Development
DENISE KINGSTON & PROFESSOR IRAM SIRAJ
Curo’n Hyderus ar y Drws Tri Enw
PROFESSOR MERERID HOPWOOD
Developing the capacity to support Beginning Teachers in Wales: lessons learnt from the Masters in Educational Practice
PROFESSOR MARK HADFIELD, DR MARK CONNOLLY, DR YVONNE BARNES AND DR JAMES SNOOK
Professional identity, learning cultures and educational quality: some lessons from Further Education
PROFESSOR DAVID JAMES
Teaching and Educational Research in Wales: How does teachers’ engagement with educational research differ in Wales from those in England?
DR KEVIN SMITH AND DR KIMBERLEY WIGLEY
Early Research Features
Personal Reflections on the Masters in Educational Practice
Reflections on an action research project: improving understanding of art terminology with a low-ability Year 8 class
Professional development for teacher educators: the missing link?
Never waste a crisis: Understanding the Welsh policy response to PISA in the context of the globally structured reform agenda
Scott Buckler and Paul Castle (2014), Psychology for Teachers
Reviewed by Dr Russell Grigg
Dylan Wiliam (2016), Leadership for Teacher Learning: Creating a Culture Where All Teachers Improve So That All Students Succeed
Reviewed by Dr Howard Tanner
Liz Todd and Miriam Landor (2015), Video Enhanced Reflective Practice: Professional Development through Attuned Interactions
Reviewed by Helen Lewis
Notes for contributors
Professor David Egan, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dr Russell Grigg, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Reviews Editor: Dr Howard Tanner, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Professor Gary Beauchamp, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Professor John Furlong, University of Oxford
Professor Karen Graham, Glyndwr University
Dr John Graystone, Colegau Cymru
Professor Mark Hadfield, Cardiff University
Professor Alma Harris, University of Malaya
Emeritus Professor David Hopkins, University College London Institute of Education
Dr Chris Howard, National Association of Headteachers Cymru
Dr Cath Jones, University of South Wales
Professor David Reynolds, University of Southampton
Professor Iram Siraj, University College London Institute of Education
Dr Howard Tanner,University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Professor Malcolm Thomas, Aberystwyth University
Richard Thurston, WelshGovernment
Dr Jean Ware, Bangor University
Professor Dylan Wiliam, University College London Institute of Education
We are very sorry to inform readers of the Wales Journal of Education of the death of our Reviews Editor, Howard Tanner, on 25 December 2016.