This August, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Jon Nixon has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most noteworthy and best-selling titles in its field. Jon is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and is an Honorary Professor of the University of Sheffield. He currently co-edits the Bloomsbury Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education series.
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Professor Jon Nixon’s ‘Recommended Read’:
About the Boys: Stories from the Urban Community
Author: Lynn Maddern.
This book focuses on seven Somali and African Caribbean boys in primary and secondary education, who are referred into a Year 6 social skills group run by the author. Five years later, she meets the boys again, and at home with their mothers, grandmothers and siblings, she hears stories of exclusion, disappointment, success and ambition.
“About the Boys is a moving and deeply thoughtful study of a group of Somali and African Caribbean boys working their way through primary and secondary education. It will be of interest to community workers, educational professionals, and those working in the field of child and adolescent mental health.
“As a detailed account of how the author developed a highly original and innovative methodological approach to the gathering and interpretation of qualitative data, it will also be of interest to those working in the area of social science research. Doctoral students in particular will find the insights it offers into what it means to be a researcher both useful and inspiring.”
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