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Mark Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Higher Education Research Group , Cass School of Education and Communities

Mark Wilson is a lecturer in the Cass School of Education and Communities. He teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, leads on academic integrity, and has research interests in the field of international childhood and education studies.

    Before joining the Cass School of Education and Communities Mark was an Associate Lecturer in the now School of Childhood and Education Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and worked in the non-profit sector overseas. His main teaching and research interests focus on: Global perspectives of childhood, in particular, non-state and NGO provisions of basic education in low income countries. Mark is the current Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Education Studies at the University of East London. Mark currently leads the final year undergraduate Children, Culture and Globalisation module. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and member of the HEA's Community of Practice for Access, Retention, Attainment and Progression.  



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    Papatheodorou, T. and Wilson, M. (2016). ‘An International Perspective on Early Childhood Education and Care’ in Ioanna, P. The Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice. London, UK: Sage.

    Brown, Z., and Wilson, M. (2016). ‘The complexity of in-class debates in Higher Education: student perspectives on differing designs’. Educationalfutures, 7 (2), pp. 14-28.

    Wilson, M. (2016). ‘“Setting Fire to the Rain”: A reflection on the influence of Paulo Freire’s philosophy on seminar leadership in Higher Education’. Educationalfutures, 7 (2), pp. 3-13.

    Wilson, M. (2015). The Celebrity Effect: An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Celebrity and Charitable Giving using BBC Charity Appeals Data. Working Paper Series: Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent. Available:

    Wilson, M. (2012). Child Poverty, Child Well-Being and ECEC Policy in Europe: An Exploratory Overview. Working paper.

    Wilson, M. (2012). How Globalisation Paved the Way for the Development of a Global Civil Society. Working paper.





    BA (Hons) Education Studies

    BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

    Member, British Education Studies Association

    In-class debates in Higher Education. Joint-paper presentation, BESA Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 25-26 June 2015.

    Education for Transformation: Critical Pedagogical Thoughts, Practice and Paulo Freire. Paper presentation, BESA Conference, University of Glasgow,

    26-27 June 2014.