Professor Janet Laugharne 

Summary


               
Position: Professor Emeritus, Language in Education
School:     Cardiff School of Education
E-mail: jlaugharne@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone:  029 2041 6499
Room No:  B112a
 
                                                
Research Groups:
• Pedagogy And Andragogy Research Group (PARG)
• Arts And Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Memberships:
• Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
• Editorial Board University of Wales Journal of Education
• United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
• Association for Language Awareness (ALA)
• Oxford University Society
• Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)
• Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru (WISERD)

Research Interests:
• Languages in Education
• Bilingualism, with particular reference to Welsh and English in Wales
• Metalinguistic knowledge / language awareness
• Spoken narrative

Publications

Peer refereed journals:
Murphy, A. and Laugharne, J. (2011). Children’s perceptions of national identity in Wales. Education 3-13. pp.1-14.

Gaotlhobogwe, M., Laugharne, J. and Durance, I. (2011). The potential of multivariate analysis in assessing students’ attitude to curriculum subjects. International Journal of Educational Research. 53 (1), pp.65-83.

Abdulkader, A. & Laugharne, J. (2009) "In English you enter a totally different world from ours in terms of its culture, traditions and conventions." Postgraduate students' perceptions of using English for their studies in Syria and Wales. In M. Wong (Ed.) EAP in a Globalizing world: English as an Academic Lingua Franca. Proceedings of the 2007 BALEAP (British
Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) conference, pp. 95-102. Reading: Garnet Education Press.

Jones, D.V., Lewis, G., Jones, S., Thomas, M. & Laugharne, J. (2009) Dysgu ail iaith yng Nghyfnodau Allweddol tri a phedwar: Addysgu'r Gymraeg mewn ysgolion cyfrwng Saesneg. Welsh Journal of Education, 14 (2), pp.111-117.

Laugharne, J. & Baird, A. (2009) National conversations in the UK: using a language-based approach to interpret three key education policy documents (2001-2007) from England, Scotland and Wales. Cambridge Journal of Education, 39 (2), pp. 223-240.

Siraj-Blatchford, I., Milton, E.J., Silva, K., Laugharne, J. & Charles, F. (2007) Developing the Foundation Phase for 3-7 year olds in Wales. Welsh Journal of Education, 14, pp.36-61.

Laugharne, J. (2005) Strawberries for Mavis in Wales: Word play as metalinguistic knowledge. International Journal of Learning, 10, pp. 3623-3633.

Laugharne, J. (2000) Oral story choices of bilingual pupils in Cardiff. Welsh Journal of Education, 9 (2), pp. 48-62.

Books / book chapters:
Laugharne, J. (in press). Current Issues in Welsh language education in Wales. In C. Brock (Ed.) Education in the United Kingdom. London: Bloomsbury Press.

Laugharne, J. ,Carter, M. and Jones, E. (2014). Promoting change in higher education: A case study of professional doctorate participation by university staff. In L. Gornell, C. Cook, L. Daunton, J. Salisbury and B. Thomas (Eds.) Academic working lives: Experience, practice and change, pp.261-270. London: Bloomsbury Press.

Laugharne, J. (2007) The person, the community and the society: Response to part one. In V. Ellis, C. Fox & B. Street (Eds.) Rethinking English in school: Towards a new and constructive stage, pp. 62-70. London: Continuum Press.

Laugharne, J. (2006) Language use and language attitudes in Wales. In David Lasagabaster & Ángel Huguet (Eds.) Language use and attitudes towards multilingualism in European bilingual contexts, pp. 208-233. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Laugharne, J. (2006) Attitudes to Welsh, English and Modern Foreign Languages amongst first year students in education. In G. Roberts (Ed.) Welsh-medium and Bilingual Education Addysg cyfrwng Cymraeg a Dwyieithog, pp. 61-81. Bangor: Bangor Education Transactions / Trafodion Addysg Bangor.

Laugharne, J. (2005) Pupil voice, individual learning and social space: Conversations and stories with bilingual and monolingual pupils in several primary and secondary schools in South East Wales. In J. Cohen, K. McAlister, K. Rolstad & J. MacSwan (Eds.) ISB4 Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, pp. 1297-1308. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Laugharne, J. (2002) A walk in the narrative woods of fiction, or how telling a story can reveal the storyteller as reader. In P. Neubauer (Ed.) Children in literature - Children's literature, pp. 51-64. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Conference papers (from 2007):
Llewellyn Williams,J. and Laugharne, J. (2013, September). Triple Literacy: benefit or befuddlement? A study of the experiences of trainee language teachers in a Welsh language context. BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) International Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Baird, A., Laugharne, J., Maagero, E. and Seip Tonnessen, E. (2013, June). Symposium on picture books organized by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC), the University of Winnipeg, Canada.

Laugharne, J. and Baird, A. (2011, September).Reading as a game of meaning-making: children reading iconotexts across cultures. Paper presented at ECER (European Conference on Educational Research), Freie Universitat, Berlin.

Harrett, J. and Laugharne, J. (2011, July). Strong foundations? UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) International Conference, University of Chester.
Baird, A., Laugharne, J., Maagero, E. and Seip Tonnessen, E. (2011, June). Children’s readings of iconotexts across cultures. Invited paper, Children’s literature seminar series, Faculty of Education, Cambridge.

Laugharne, J. (2010, April). Negotiating English bilingually. BERA (British Education Research Association) special interest group (SIG) on literacy, University of Reading.

Vaughan Jones, D., Lewis, G., Laugharne, J., Thomas, M., Jones, S. (2008, September).Welsh Second language teaching: The case of Welsh in English medium Secondary Schools in Wales. Paper presented at European Education Research Conference, University of Gottenberg.

Vaughan Jones, D., Lewis, G., Laugharne, J., Thomas, M., Jones, S. (2008, November) Welsh Second Language teaching: The case of Welsh in English medium Secondary Schools in Wales. Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association, Royal George Hotel, Perth.

Abdulkader, A. and Laugharne, J. (2007, April) International students' perceptions of using English for their studies. Paper presented at BALEAP (British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes) International Conference, University of Durham.

Siraj Blatchford, I., Silva, K., Laugharne, J., Milton, E.J. and Charles, F. (2007, September) An evaluation of the Foundation Phase (FP) in Wales. 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, University of Szeged, Budapest.

Laugharne, J. (2007, March) Made in Wales? A small scale study of PGCE Secondary English teachers' perceptions of their training in one higher education institution. Paper presented at Queen's University research seminar series. Queen's University, Belfast.

Laugharne, J. (2007, July) Bilingual children asking questions. Paper presented at UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) International Conference, Swansea University.

Baird, A. and Laugharne, J. (2007, November) Post devolution policy development in three countries in the UK: How divergences of policy are reflected in three key policy documents from England, Wales and Scotland (2000-2007). Paper presented at SERA (Scottish Educational Research Association), Royal George Hotel, Perth.

Laugharne, J. and Baird, A. (2007, September) Post devolution policy development in three countries in the UK: How divergences of policy are reflected in three key policy documents from England, Wales and Scotland (2000-2007). Paper presented at ECER (European Conference on Educational Research), University of Ghent, Ghent.

Baird, A. and Laugharne, J. (2007, September) National Conversations in the UK? Using a critical literacy framework to interpret three key policy documents from England, Wales and Scotland (2000-2007). Paper presented at BERA (British Association for Educational Research) Institute of Education, London.

Other publications:
Laugharne, J. (in press) Review of ’Parents, Personalities and Power: Welsh-medium Schools in South-east Wales’, H.S. Thomas and C.H. Williams. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. In University of Wales Journal of Education.

Riddell, S., Stead, J., Lloyd, G. , Baird, A. and Laugharne, J. ( 2011). Evaluation of the All Wales School Liaison Core programme. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government.

Siraj-Blatchford, I., Silva, K., Laugharne, J., Milton, E.J. and Charles, F. (2006) Report on the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Effective Implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales 2004-6. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government.

Laugharne, J. (2003) The achievement of ethnic minority pupils in Welsh-medium and Welsh/English bilingual schools. In The Achievement of Ethnic Minority Pupils in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government / EALAW.

Laugharne, J. (2002) Review of 'A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism', C. Baker. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters 2nd Ed. In Welsh Journal of Education 11 (1) pp. 117-118.

Laugharne, J. (2002). After the module: From action research to writing up. UWIC Education Papers, 1, pp.  39-51.

Projects

Research Bids and Projects
2013. Narrative Pedagogy for Language Learning. EU Lifelong Learning Programme KA2 Languages. (Project director. Not selected for funding).

2013. Young Europeans, Language Policy and Practice: Bridging the Gaps. EU FP7 Programme (Co-applicant. Not selected for funding).

2011. Identity performance and the voices of young people in the less widely-used languages of Europe (IP-VYP).  Project Director.  EU FP7. The Anthropology of European Integration. (Selected from first round sift, not funded).

2011. Augmented reality e learning platform for all (AREPA ) (Co-applicant. Not funded).

2010. Wales European Collaboration Fund. Travel for international research project. (WECF Funded).

2009. Evaluation of the All Wales School Liaison Core programme Riddell, S., Stead, J., Lloyd, G, Baird, A. and Laugharne, J. Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. (2009-2011. Co- applicant with special reference to Welsh and bilingualism. Welsh Government funded).

2007. Second language learning with 11-16 year olds: the case of teaching Welsh in English medium Schools Vaughan Jones, D., Lewis, G., Laugharne, J., Thomas, M., Jones, S. (2007-2009. Co- applicant. ESRC/TLRP/Welsh Government funded).

2004. Monitoring and Evaluation of the Effective Implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales (MEEIFP).  Siraj-Blatchford, I., Silva, K., Laugharne, J., Milton, E. J. and Charles, F. (2004-2006.  Co-applicant ,with special reference to Welsh and bilingualism. Welsh Government funded).


 

Profile


Janet Laugharne is Professor Emeritus of Language in Education at the School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University. An English specialist, she completed her first degree in English Literature at St Hilda’s College, Oxford and an M. Phil in Comparative Literature (French, German and English) at the same university before qualifying as a teacher. In her early career she taught in Primary, Secondary and Adult Education and also developed expertise as a teacher of English as an Additional Language.

Later, Janet joined the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education and returned to Wales where she worked in teacher education and training, specialising in language and literacy; and learning Welsh.  After some years Janet became Head of Primary English, leading subject teams on BA Education and PGCE programmes in the Cardiff School of Education and subsequently initiating and leading its PGCE Secondary English programme. She also worked as an independent team inspector for Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training  in Wales , with expertise in English, Welsh Second Language and English as an Additional Language; undertaking over thirty-five inspections in Primary and Secondary schools.

After 2000 Janet developed skills in research management, leading the university return for Education in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and building research capacity in the Cardiff School of Education as its Director of Research for nine years to 2009.  She was closely involved in the creation of a new pan-university, interdisciplinary professional doctorate programme in 2005 and was its Ed D pathway leader from 2005-2011.  Janet has seen twelve doctoral candidates to completion. She is currently working with PhD and Ed D students in the School of Education and School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Janet’s own PhD, undertaken when she was in her mid-forties, was in the field of sociolinguistics, examined the oral narratives, in the language domains of home and school, of young Welsh-English bilingual pupils, with data collected in Welsh. This is a research interest she has continued to develop, focusing on the voice of the learner within bilingual and multilingual contexts, particularly bilingual speakers’ metalinguistic knowledge. She has worked with colleagues internationally on this and related topics, as well as undertaking research and evaluation work for the Welsh Government. Current research is on children’s responses to readings of selected picture books in Norway and the UK (forthcoming, Baird, Laugharne, Maagero and Seip Tonnessen); the topic of ‘triple literacy,’ Welsh, English and Modern Languages, in Wales; and the training of Early Years professionals to teach Welsh Language Development in English-medium settings. 

External Links


• Erasmus exchange visit, Facultad de Letras, University of the Basque Country (2013)
• Assuring quality in research degrees. Workshop presentations on Quality in Higher Education (CPD programme for King Saud University, Saudi Arabia) (20011-2012)
• Academic cooperation visit to University of Aleppo, facilitated by Cardiff Metropolitan University International Office (2011)
• EU expert evaluator for:  Lifelong Learning, Key Activity one (KA2) Languages; Erasmus Mundi.  (2009-2013)
• EU expert evaluator for:  Horizon 2020; Erasmus+ (2014-present)
• Expert registration on database on language education research, Mercator (European Network of Language Diversity Centres) (2009-present)
• External Examiner for  Education, University of Glamorgan, 2009-13
• Working group member of COST Action (IS0804) Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistic Patterns and the Road to Assessment. (2009-2013)
• Journals reviewer: University of Wales Journal of Education, Multilingua, Contemporary Wales, International  Journal of Education, Sage Open (2003-present)
• WERN (Welsh Educational Research Network) executive member. ESRC/ Welsh Government funded project to develop collaborative patterns of educational research across Wales (2007-2009)
• Member of advisory panel Teaching and Learning Research Project Northern Ireland (TLRP NI) on teacher education (2005- 2008)
 

Further Information

Research degree completions
 
PhD:
Goalthobogwe, M.(2010). Students’ perceptions of and attitudes towards Design and Technology Education in Botswana: a case study of five junior schools.

Mannathoko, M. (2009).An evaluative study of the introduction of the CAPA Art and Design curriculum in primary schools in Botswana.

Abdulkader , A. (2009 ). A sociolinguistic study of postgraduate students’ perceptions of using English for academic purposes.

Harrett, J. (2006). Young children’s responses to storytelling and story reading: an investigation in language and imagination.

Wright , R. (2006). Music as pedagogic discourse: an ethnographic case study on one Year 9 class of pupils and their music teacher in one South Wales secondary school.

Hafiz, Z. (2002). An investigation of the use of children's literature in Key Stage One teaching in Cardiff with specific reference to its possible use in Malaysian Primary English language classes.

EdD:
Thomas, D. (2013). An examination of reiteration in a rural Welsh local authority setting from pupil referral unit (PRU) to mainstream education.

Carter, M. (2013) An examination of the role and experiences of middle level academic managers in higher education when implementing organisational change: A case study utilising
Appreciative Inquiry.

Allan, S. (2012). Observing, understanding and developing learning dispositions in an Early Years Centre.

Davis, S. (2012). Examining the implementation of an emotional literacy programme on the pedagogy and reflective practice of trainee teachers. 

Redding, P.(2011). The development of academic skills: an investigation into the mechanisms of integration within and external to the curriculum of first-year undergraduates.

Llewellyn Williams, J. (2009). Reactivation of lost language skills: an investigation into the most effective ways of facilitating the return of previously learnt language skills in the context of the PGCE MFL programme and ITET students’ professional learning.

PhD Examination:
Siencyn, S.W. (2011). Y Gymraeg a diwieithrwydd yn y blynyddoedd cynnar: polisi, gwasanaethau ac ymarfer yng Nghymru. University of Wales Trinity St David.

Jones, G.R. (2011) Croesffordd dewis: dyheadau a thueddiadau disgyblion ol 16 cyfrwng Cymraeg wrth ddewis addysg uwch. University of Bangor.

Bruneau, B. (2009). A Study of the Association between Undergraduates’ Resilience and their Coping. Cardiff School of Health Sciences, UWIC.

Roberts, E. (2003). Datblygiad iaith yng nghylchoedd Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin. University of Bangor.