The Emotional Roots of Social Justice

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Gary and MSYPs Gary with members of the Scottish Youth Parliament

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I am a PhD Researcher based at the School of Education in University of Glasgow. My main interests relate to social justice, citizenship education and values. My background is in education, having worked in a variety of roles including teacher, trainer, youth development worker, project manager and researcher. I’ve worked in schools all across Scotland and the UK and more recently I have been working as a researcher for Education Scotland and the Scottish Government. I am equally interested in practical, political and theoretical perspectives, and I am especially interested in the tricky spaces between those perspectives. I recently co-authored a book exploring the role of values through a series of interviews – ‘Speaking of Values’ – and I have conducted a critical analysis of character education from a social justice perspective, which was informed by extensive…

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