Dr John Howlett

Title: Lecturer in Education
Phone: (01782) 734151

Email: j.howlett@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBA0.014 (Ground Floor, Chancellor's Building)
Role: Senior Tutor & EC Panel Chair
Admissions Officer Education
Contacting me: By email, 'phone, or during my office hours - Thursdays, 10-12.

I received my MA in History and my M. Phil and PhD in Educational History from the University of Cambridge where I was also a Research and Teaching Assistant.

I was appointed to the staff at the University of Keele in September 2011 and commenced my post Jan 1st, 2012.

My research interest areas cover

  • History of Education
  • Progressive Education
  • Comparative Education
  • The Curriculum

I am currently working on two book proposals  - one related to the English Public Schools and the other the work of Edmond Holmes. I am also currently authoring two publications on school discipline.

Book

Journal Articles

  • Method in the Meaning: Intentionality and the Re-visioning of Progressivism’ pp. 11 - 18 in History of Education Researcher No. 85 May 2010 (with Dr. Paul McDonald)
  • ‘Good Intentions Count: An Application of Intentionality to the History of Education’ pp. 61 - 71 in History of Education Researcher No. 86 November 2010 (with Dr. Paul McDonald)
  • ‘Quentin Skinner, Intentionality and the History of Education’ pp. 415 - 435 in Paedagogica Historica Volume 47, Issue 3 June 2011 (with Dr. Paul McDonald)
  • 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words: An Application of Intentionality to Educational History 2' pp. 97 - 109 in History of Education Researcher, No. 90 November 2012.

Other Publications

  • ‘A Graduate’s Tale’ pp. 47- 53 in P. Warner and P. Raby (Eds) Homerton: Evolution of Cambridge College (2010, Cambridge University Press)
  • The 150 year battle to improve Britain's School - p.57 BBC History Magazine November 2012
  • Review of ‘Education Policy’ for British Journal of Education Studies

Reviewing

I have acted as a referee and reviewer for Paedagogica Historica and a reviewer for SAGE publications and Palgrave Macmillan and an assessor for AHRC bids.

 

Selected Publications

  • Howlett J. 2017. The formation, development and contribution of the New Ideals in Education conferences, 1914-1937. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 46(4), 459-479. link> doi>
  • Howlett J. 2017. Education in Britain: 1944 to the present. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 46(3), 410-411. link> doi>
  • Howlett J. 2016. Selected Poetry and Prose of Edmond Holmes. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Howlett J. 2015. Connecting histories of education: transnational and cross-cultural exchanges in (post) colonial education. CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol. 45(4), 558-560. link> doi>
  • Howlett J. 2015. Being a historian: an introduction to the professional world of history. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 44(2), 251-255. link>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Howlett J. 2016. Selected Poetry and Prose of Edmond Holmes. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Howlett J. Edmond Holmes and Progressive Education. Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Howlett J. 2017. The formation, development and contribution of the New Ideals in Education conferences, 1914-1937. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 46(4), 459-479. link> doi>
  • Howlett J. 2017. Education in Britain: 1944 to the present. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 46(3), 410-411. link> doi>
  • Howlett J. 2015. Connecting histories of education: transnational and cross-cultural exchanges in (post) colonial education. CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol. 45(4), 558-560. link> doi>
  • Howlett J. 2015. Being a historian: an introduction to the professional world of history. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 44(2), 251-255. link>
  • Howlett J. 2013. Education policy. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol. 61(4), 494-495. link> doi>
  • Howlett J and McDonald PJ. 2011. Quentin Skinner, Intentionality and the History of Education. Paedagogica Historica: international journal of the history of education, vol. 47(3), 415-433. doi>
  • Howlett J. 2010. Good Intentions Count: An Application of Intentionality to the History of Education. History of Education Researcher, vol. 86, 61-71.
  • Howlett J. 2010. Method in the Meaning: Intentionality and the Re-visioning of Progressivism. History of Education Researcher, 11-18.
  • Howlett J. 2015. Histories of social studies and race: 1865-2000. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 44(2), 251-255. link>
  • Howlett J. 2017. Secondary school education in Ireland: histories, memories and life stories, 1922-1967. HISTORY OF EDUCATION, vol. 46(1), 139-141. link> doi>
  • Howlett J. 2016. The Old Boys: The Decline and Rise of the Public School. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES, vol. 55(1), 203-204. link> doi>
  • Edu-10029 Childhood, Policy and Education
  • Edu-10030 Education in Britain:  past, present, future (Module Leader)
  • Edu-10067 Back to the Future:  Issues in the history of schooling (Module Leader)
  • Edu-20020 Research Strategies and Methods in Education (Module Leader)
  • EDU- 20022 Comparative Issues in Britain and US Education (Module Leader)
  • Edu-20023 Play, Power and Pedagogy (Module Leader)
  • Edu-20024 Education Matters:  Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education
  • TLHE 05 Teaching Reflectively in Higher Education (Module Leader)
  • Module 3 Edu-40103:  Research Methods and Evaluation (Module Leader)
  • MRes, EdD (Modules 1, 2 and 4) and Dissertation Supervision

Supervision:

Successful Doctoral Students (as Lead Supervisor)
Joe Smith – ‘The Efficacy of Critical discourse Analysis in approaching responses to the 2013 History National Curriculum’

 

Successful Doctoral Students (as Second Supervisor)
Ibrahim Mohammed Gunu - ‘Discipline and Power in Ghanaian Schooling’

Nadena Doharty – ‘Black History Month programmes and Black History on the National Curriculum: A case study of two state-maintained secondary schools in England’

 

Successful M. Phil Students (as Lead Supervisor)
Sorrel Wood – ‘”No Gaze is Stable”: A Documentary Analysis of Representations of Culture and Cultural Identity in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.’ (Cambridge)

 

Successful M. Res Students (as Lead Supervisor)
Rebecca Snape – “University Would be a Fantastic Opportunity”: Re-Addressing Discourses of Socioeconomic Disadvantage by Examining Pupils’ Perceptions of University Access

 

Current Doctoral Students (as Lead Supervisor)
Paula Pope – ‘A Qualitative Study into Youth Workers Discourses of Professional Practice’

Fiona Dutton – ‘How Young People make Meaning out of GCSE English Literature’

Duangkamol  Chongcharoen – ‘Development of an Early Childhood Instructional Model in the context of the Child Development Centres under the Department of Local Administration - Thailand.’

 

Current Doctoral Students (as Second Supervisor)
Richard Mendez – ‘Changes to Academic Identity Among HE Staff’

 

Current M.Res Students (as lead supervisor)
Megan Jones – Can you have a life outside of a teaching career? A study into the balancing of a teaching career with a family life.

Lee Taylor – title to be finalized 

 

Current doctoral students (as lead supervisor)

Paula Pope ' 'A qualitative study into youth workers' discourses of professional practice'

Dawn Johnson - How do student nurses understand Kindness in Nursing as it relates to their professional studies?
 
Fiona Dutton - Students' Experiences of GCSE English Literature

 

Further doctoral student:

 
Joe Smith (provisional) The Efficacy of Critical discourse Analysis in approaching responses to the 2013 History National Curriculum.

 

Current M.Phil students (as lead supervisor)

Mazhar Al Siddiqui - 'The impact of the Devolution Plan (2001) on Education in Sindh Province, Pakistan'.