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Education and governance researcher wins book award

Education and Child Psychology

Dr Andrew Wilkins selected as joint-second prize winner

A senior academic at the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London (UEL) has won an award for his book on modernising school governance.

Dr Andrew Wilkins, Reader in Education and Governance, was selected as joint-second prize winner for his 2016 book Modernising School Governance: Corporate Planning and Expert Handling in State Education, published by Routledge. 

The awarding body, Society for Educational Studies (SES), announced the winners in the Times Higher Education magazine. The winners collected their prizes at a special ceremony on 17 November at the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, in central London. Dr Wilkins received £1,000 prize money.

The judging panel selected winners based on the quality of research and/or scholarship, originality of analysis and argument, theory and/or practice relation, and the quality and accessibility of writing.

Dr Wilkins has also recently contributed a chapter to a new book published by Routledge, entitled Educational leadership: professional practice in neoliberal times.

His chapter is called ‘Creating expert publics: A governmentality approach to school governance under neo-liberalism.’