Candidates for ISSSS Election 2017

Every three years we elect a new Executive Committee, comprising: President, Vice President, Secretary, Advisor and Treasurer. The current President will continue on as Past-President. Candidates for President: Jim Rhoads & Noori Akhtar-Danesh Candidates for Vice-President: Helen Mason & Raffaele Zanoli Candidate for Secretary: Brandy Walker Candidates for Advisor: Sue Ramlo & Diane Montgomery shared… Read More

Q Bibliography: Alam and Lovett on planning and managing urban green spaces

Alam, Rizwana, & Jon C. Lovett (2019). Prospects of public participation in the planning and management of urban green spaces in Lahore: A discourse analysis. Sustainability, 11(12), art. 2751, 28 pp. (Link: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123387) Abstract: Green spaces in cities are under pressure from increasing population, urbanization, and development, making governance of these common pool resources a… Read More

Q Bibliography: Lundberg on teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism (previously in press)

Lundberg, Adrian (2019). Teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism: Findings from Q method research. Current Issues in Language Planning, 20(3), 266-383. (Open Access). (doi: 10.1080/14664208.2018.1495373) (Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2018.1495373) Abstract: This study explores teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism and multilingual students in Swedish primary schools. The aim is to support a better-informed discussion about teachers’ decision-making in linguistically diverse classrooms… Read More

Q Bibliography: Yildririm on gamification of education

Yıldırım, İbrahim (2017). Students’ perceptions about gamification of education: A Q-method analysis. Education and Science, 42(191), 235-246. Abstract: The present study aimed to determine how the gamification of the educational process is perceived by the students, whether the students’ views are unified around a common ground for the concept of gamification, and to highlight the… Read More

Q Bibliography: Kurt & Yıldırım on blended learning

Kurt, Sevilay Çırak, & İbrahim Yıldırım (2018). The students’ perceptions on blended learning: A Q method analysis. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 18, 427-446. (doi: 10.12738/estp.2018.2.0002 ) (Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.12738/estp.2018.2.0002) Abstract: The purpose of this study was to reveal the students’ perceptions on blended learning through the Q method. The originality of the research stems from… Read More

Q Bibliography: O’Connor et al. on school choice and conflict narratives

O’Connor, Karl, Craig Larkin, Mansour Nasasra, & Kelsey Shanks (in press, 2019). School choice and conflict narratives: Representative bureaucracy at the street level in East Jerusalem. Administration & Society. 38 pp. (ePub in advance of print). (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399719850102) Abstract: In representative bureaucracy research, the dominant view holds that passive representation leads to active representation. Much… Read More

Q Bibliography: O’Connor on bureaucratic motivations in a religiously contested society

O’Connor, Karl (2017). What are the ideas and motivations of bureaucrats within a religiously contested society? International Review of Administrative Sciences, 83(1), 63-84. Abstract: This article reports research on bureaucrat behaviour. Where discretion exists, do primary associations such as religious, gender or racial identity guide behaviour or are these associations superseded by secondary learned professional… Read More

Q Bibliography: Jensen et al. on children and childhood in Chile

Jensen, Ida Bruheim, Ingunn T. Ellingsen, Ingunn Studsrød, & Manuela Garcia Quiroga (2019). Children and childhood in Chile. Journal of Comparative Social Work, 14(1), 141-164. (Special issue: Welfare in Latin America and the Nordic countries) (doi: 10.31265/jcsw.v14i1.236) (Link: https://doi.org/10.31265/jcsw.v14i1.236) (Link: https://journals.uis.no/index.php/JCSW/article/view/236/189) Abstract: This study explores understandings of children and childhood among 21 social workers from… Read More

Q Bibliography: O’Connor et al. on school choice and conflict narratives

O’Connor, Karl, Craig Larkin, Mansour Nsasra, & Kelsey Shanks (in press). School choice and conflict narratives: Representative bureaucracy at the street level in East Jerusalem. Administration and Society. (ePub in advance of print) (Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399719850102) Abstract: In representative bureaucracy research the dominant view holds that passive representation leads to active representation. Much of the research… Read More

Q Bibliography: O’Connor on administrative reform and epistemic communities in Eurasia (Report)

O’Connor, Karl (2017). Traditions of administrative reform: Mixed messages and epistemic communities in Eurasia. The Q methodological analysis of the norms, beliefs and values of hub participants [A report of the ACSH Innovative Solutions Scheme]. Astana, Kazakhstan: Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH). 36 pp. (Link: http://www.astanacivilservicehub.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Traditions-of-administrative-reformENG.pdf) Overview: Substantial evidence exists to demonstrate that the roles… Read More