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Wales Journal of Education

Language: English and Welsh

Published Annual

Print ISSN: 2059-3708 Online ISSN: 2059-3716

About the Journal

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 – Professor David Egan and Dr Russell Grigg

The ‘troublous question of the married women teachers’: The Aberdare dismissals of 1908 – Dr Sian Rhiannon Williams

Evaluating Student Mentoring as an Intervention to Support Modern Foreign Language Learning in Secondary Schools in Wales – Sally Blake and Claire Gorrara

Home-grown foreign language anxiety: Experiences of Welsh university students studying through the medium of English – Holly Parfett, Myfanwy Morgan-Jones And Dr Maxwell Hartt
Care and Education. A Case Study: Understanding Professional Roles and Identities of Teachers within a Welsh PRU – Phil Smith and Dr Mark Connolly

The Collaborative Institute for Education Research, Evidence and Impact: A Case Study in developing regional research capacity in Wales – Emily J. Tyler, Richard C. Watkins, Sarah E. Roberts, Marguerite Hoerger, Richard P. Hastings, Amy Hulson-Jones and J. Carl Hughes

Research News
Notes for Contributors


Professor David Egan, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Russell Grigg, Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates


Reviews Editor: Dr Jane Waters, 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. Dr Jane Waters has now taken over as Reviews Editor.

Publication Ethics

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