Wales Journal of Education

Language: English and Welsh

Published twice a year

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

About the Journal

We are delighted to announce that, with the support of Welsh Government, the Wales Journal of Education has converted to a platinum Open Access journal. The journal will be free of charge and available to read in digital format for anyone, anywhere in the world, with no author-facing charges.

The Wales Journal of Education aims to appeal to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who share the common goal of achieving excellence in education in Wales. We welcome articles that relate to education in Wales, but also materials of a broader significance including comparative studies and international contributions.


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


Guest editors: Ann Keane, John Furlong

For new article submissions, please contact Chris Richards: chris.richards@press.wales.ac.uk

Reviews Editor: Dr Jane Waters, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Professor Gary Beauchamp, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professor David Egan, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professor John Furlong, University of Oxford

Dr John Graystone

Dr Russell Grigg, Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates

Professor Mark Hadfield, Cardiff University

Professor Alma Harris, Swansea University

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 Dylan Jones, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Dr Michelle Jones

Anne Keane, Formerly Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training, Estyn

Dr Chris Llewelyn, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Welsh Local Government Association

Professor David Reynolds

Professor Claire Taylor, Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Professor Iram Siraj, University of Oxford

Professor Malcolm Thomas, Aberystwyth University

Richard Thurston, Welsh Government

Dr Jean Ware, Bangor University

Professor Dylan Wiliam, University College London Institute of Education

Publication Ethics

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