Staff Profile:Professor Naz Rassool

Name:
Professor Nazima Rassool
Job Title:
Professor of Education
Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  • Supervisor of PhD theses.
  • Personal tutor to international students.
  • MA supervision.
  • Member of Research Committee (Institute of Education).
  • Member of Postgraduate Research Students Committee.
  • Member of Ethics Committee (Institute of Education).

Teaching:

  • PhD Research Training Methods: Philosophical Traditions in Social Research
  • MA in Education -Investigating Education - qualitative research methods
  • BA in Education: Research Methods - qualitative research methods
Areas of Interest:

Masters level supervision offered in these areas:

  • Language and Literacy in Developing Countries - Policy and Practice.
  • Education for Vision 2020 - issues in developing countries.
  • International Educational Policy Frameworks.
  • Education and Training issues in developing countries and EU accession countries.
  • Language Maintenance in Complex Ethno-linguistic Societies.
  • Comparative and International Education.
  • Social Justice Issues in Education.
  • The impact of globalization on language, education and development.
  • Communicative competence in the globalized work place.
  • Communicative competence and citizenship.

PhD/EdD supervision offered in these areas:

  • Language and Literacy in Developing Countries - Policy and Practice.
  • Education for Vision2020 - issues in developing countries.
  • Educational Reform.
  • International Educational Policy Frameworks.
  • Education and Training issues in developing countries and EU accession countries.
  • Language Maintenance in Complex Ethno-linguistic Societies.
  • Comparative and International Education.
  • Social Justice Issues in Education.
  • The impact of globalization on language, education and development.
  • Communicative competence in the globalized work place.
  • Communicative competence and citizenship.

Current PhD Students, with topics/titles of their research:

  • Patricia Hookoomsing, Language and Skills Needs in the Changing Workplace of the 21stCentury: the case of Mauritius.
  • Faiza Abdul Rahman, Challenges and Experiences of Malaysian Female Postgraduates Studying at Universities in England.
  • Thanda Mhlanga, The construction of identity amongst middle managers in a Further Education College.
  • Denisa Velasquez, Employers' Perceptions of University Students' Communicative Competence in the Workplace: a case study of international companies in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Rosemary Reynolds, The experiences of Chinese international students enrolled on A Level programmes in the UK - a case study of two colleges.
  • Mohamed Al Mutawa, The development of reflexive critical thinking and writing amongst a group of initial teacher education students: a case study.
  • Abdullah Al Ghulaygah, Examining the factors that influence the delivery of quality education in private universities in Saudi Arabia.
  • Mohamed Al Romaih, The impact of the 2011 statutes regarding the devolution of power to schools on the role and experiences of head teachers in Saudi Arabia.
  • Munnever Meltem Yige, The perceptions of Art teachers on inclusive education in their classrooms.
  • Rfah Al Yamih, Investigating the introduction of the Tatweer school system in Saudi Arabia.
  • Peter Ogudoro, Professional Training as Capacity Development and Livelihood Strategy in Nigeria: A study of Access to Higher Education.
  • Tubosun Olasimbo, An exploration of the perceptions of immigrant students on their educational experience in a London FE college.
  • Hasan Al Qurashi, Examining the Teaching of Communicative Competence in EFL Classrooms: A Case-Study of a Higher Education Institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Completed PhD Students Theses

  • Antigoni Polyniki, From Wedding Dance Floors to Music Classrooms: narratives of learning to play traditional music instruments amongst Greek Cypriots (1930-2010)
  • Carla Figueira, Languages at War in Lusophone Africa: external language spread policies in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau at the turn of the 21st Century
  • Mohamed Al Mutawa, The development of reflexive critical thinking and writing amongst a group of initial teacher education students: a case study
  • Sarah Smart, Young People's Constructions of Social Justice
  • Qi Wu, The Experiences of Postgraduate International Students from the Chinese Mainland studying in the UK
  • Gillian Hopper, An examination of the factors that shape the subjectivities of female Art students in initial teacher training
  • Tharindu Liyanagunawardena, Information Communication Technologies and Distance Education in Sri Lanka: a case study of two universities
  • Margaret Canvin, Language and Education in Mali: a consideration of two approaches
  • Xiaozhen Yan, HRD Soft-Skills Technology Transfer in Higher Education: a case study of one US university, two Chinese universities and one Corporate university in China
  • Alessandra Iantaffi, Lost Tales? The academic experiences of some disabled women students in Higher Education in England
  • Francois Carenas, Exploring the impact of British Higher Education on the identities of international students
  • Aya Yuasa, Teaching and Learning Music in Japan
  • Sabiha Mansoor, The Role of English in Higher Education in Pakistan
  • Felix Nimoh, The Financial Impact of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) on Parental capabilities to Support their Children in Six Primary Schools in Ghana
  • Rosemary Keenan, Irish Traveller Children in England: Overcoming Social Exclusion through Learning? A Case Study
  • Margaret Etherington, What leads to A-Level Art becoming a girl-dominated subject in a mixed school?

Current and Recent Research Projects:

  • Gender and Education in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities, with Professor Sabiha Mansoor and Shabana Ahmed, Lahore Women's College University. Punjab Government.
  • Policy, pedagogy and pupil perceptions: EAL in England and Scotland. The Bell Foundation, together with Professor Viv Edwards and colleagues from the University of Edinburgh.
  • Using Open Educational Resources for Learning in Developing Countries, to be submitted to ESRC, together with Dr Tharindu Liyanagunawardena, and Professor Shirley Williams, Systems Engineering
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  • Rassool, N. (2012) English and migration. In: Hewing, A. and Tagg, C. (eds.) The Politics of English: conflict, competition, co-existence. Worlds of English. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415674256

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Recent Keynote Addresses

  • English Medium Instruction Cure or Curse? Expert Panellist on British Council Signature Event, 48th Annual IATEFL 2014 Conference held at Harrogate Conference Centre, Harrogate, 2-5th April 2014.
  • Making language policy choices for social development in the 21st Century: dilemmas and possibilities, International Conference on Language Sciences and the Developing World, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan, January 11-13, 2013
  • Harnessing Globalization for Economic Growth in Developing Countries: OU/British Council, High Level Seminar: The role of English language teaching in international development, Monday 10 December 2012, Prince of Wales Conference Suite, The British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BN
  • Migration, Identity and Belonging: issues of education and citizenship, The Monstrosity of Tolerance Talk: Subjection, Racialization and Control in Educational Policies of Integration and Multiculturalism at the 13th International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) The Three Narratives: Literature, Science, Philosophy Conference, University of Cyprus, 2-6 July 2012.
  • Migration, Identity and Belonging: issues of education and citizenship. Mediterranean Institute of Migration Studies (MIGS) EU sponsored conference on 'Young Migrant Women in Secondary Education: Promoting Integration and Mutual Understanding through Dialogue and Exchange', 14-16 June 2011, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Orienting VET Schools for Social Inclusion: From Policy to Practice at the European Training Fund (ETF) Regional Meeting: Schools for Inclusive Education in the Western Balkans and Turkey, 4-6 October 2010 in Sanliurfa, Turkey.

Enterprise Activity, External Roles and Consultancy:

  • International Literacy and Education Research Network.
  • UK Government Gender Forum.
  • International Commission on Linguistic Anthropology (founder member).
  • British Association of Literacy in Development (BALID).
  • Executive Board Member: Pedagogy, Culture & Society: a journal of educational discussion and debate, publisher: Routledge.
  • Founder Member of the Organising Committee of the International Union of Anthropologists and Ethnologists (IUAES) Commission on Linguistic Anthropology.
  • Member of Editorial Board, VASA International Journal of Technology, Culture and Education.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Education Policy, Taylor & Francis.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Gender & Education, Taylor & Francis.
  • Member Editorial Board, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Member of Advisory Board, Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Diversity (MJSD), Socio-Economic Studies on Diversity, Spain. (Open Access).
  • Reviewer for ESRC Research Projects
  • External Member of Staffing Appointment Panel for the University of the Aegean.

,Academic Referee for:

  • Journal of Educational Policy (2004 - continuing)
  • Pedagogy, Culture & Society: a journal of educational discussion and debate (2000-continuing)
  • International Journal of Inclusive Education (2001-continuing)
  • Gender and Education, Taylor & Francis (2001-continuing)
  • Journal of Multilingualism and Multicultural Development, Multilingual Matters Ltd. (2000 - continuing)
  • Race, Ethnicity and Education, Taylor & Francis, (2000 - continuing)
  • Language and Education, Multilingual Matters, Ltd. (1998- continuing)
  • Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education, (1997- continuing)
  • Women's Studies Academic Forum, (1997 - continuing)
  • International Journal of Educational Development, Elsevier Publications, (1993- continuing)

External Examiner

  • MA in International Education and Development, University of Sussex
  • BA (Hons) Cultural and Historical Studies; BA (Hons) Humanities, School of Historical and Critical Studies, University of Brighton
  • B.Sc (Hons) Race and Culture multi-disciplinary course, Middlesex UniversityD. Phil Thesis The role of the mediator in the integration of immigrant children in Israeli schools, Esther Kessler, University of Sussex. (2002)
  • DPhil Thesis Naureen Durrani, Students' Identities and the Curriculum, University of Sussex. (2007)PhD Thesis Rethinking the African language Curriculum (with special reference to Siswati): a theoretical and empirical study, Babazile Mahlalela, University of Cape Town South Africa (2004; re-examination 2005).
  • DPhil ThesisUniversity of Bath Chongo Musonda Mwila, An investigation into the national breakthrough to literacy programme in Zambia, 2009
  • MPhil Thesis: Classroom Practice in Taiwan Primary Schools: Language Classrooms in Taiwan, Pei-Fen Lo (2010)University of Southampton
  • DPhil Thesis Learning Palestine: the construction of Palestinian identities in south Lebanon, Kathleen Fincham, University of Sussex (2010)
  • DPhil Thesis: The Formation of Parental Language Ideology in a Multilingual Context - A Case Study in Taiwan, Yi Ling Chen, University of Bath (2011)
  • PhD Thesis:Ashes Col' Darg Lay Dong: Trinidadian Students' Response to the UK, Michele Harricharan, University of Southampton (2011)
  • PhD Thesis: Learning of English and Socio-economic Compulsions in the Punjab, Marriam Bashir, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan (2011)
  • PhD ThesisThe Experiences of Dalit Students and Faculty in one Elite University in India: an exploratory study, Samson Keyghobad Ovichegan, King's College London (2012)
  • DPhil Thesis: A Professional Development Scheme for Non-Native Speaking Teachers of English from the Arab World - an Action Research Study, Sally A. Rabi, University of Sussex, 2012; re-examination 2013
  • PhD Thesis: Uncovering Barriers to Embedding Restorative Justice in Schools: Moving Towards Restorative Ethics, Julia Margaret Harper, University of Wales.

Internal Examiner of PhD Theses within Faculty of Economics and Social Science

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Contact Details

Email:
n.rassool@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 2687

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