Fields of activities:
|» Religion Studies |
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
|» Sociology |
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
Brief description of your activity focus
social justice, race , gender, ethnicity, Muslim communities in the West
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Marie Parker-Jenkins is Professor of Education in the Department of Education and Professional
Studies, University of Limerick, researching issues of social justice with particular reference to “race”
and ethnicity. Before having an academic career in the UK, she taught in Bermuda, Canada and
Australia where she obtained practical knowledge of children from culturally diverse backgrounds. She is
the author of over 100 publications including books, reports and journal articles. Her research has
included study of the expansion of religious schools, particularly those based on an Islamic and Jewish
ethos; and in her consultancy capacity, she has provided workshops on such subjects as citizenship,
community and identity.
She has taught in five universities before coming to Limerick, and her current research is concerned
with responding to diversity within the Irish context, and childrens rights.
Education that Matters:critical pedagogy and development education with Mags Liddy, Peter Lang
Publishers (pending 2012).
*Aiming High: Raising the Attainment of Pupils from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds , Sage Publications
(2007 with Hewitt, Brownhill & Sanders) ISBN 9781412929394 .
*In Good Faith: Schools, Religion and Public Funding, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, (2005 with Hartas
& Irving) ISBN 0754633500-0754633519.
*Sparing the Rod: Schools: Discipline and Childrens Rights, Stoke: Trentham Books Limited, (1999) ISBN
*Children of Islam: A Teachers Guide to Meeting the Educational Needs of Muslim Children. Stoke:
Trentham Books Limited, (1995) ISBN 1858560349 .
Muslim and Jewish Schools in the UK, International Journal of Multicultural Education (pending 2011)
Childrens rights,International Journal of Law and Education (pending 2011)
“Sparing the Rod: Reflections on the Abolition of Corporal Punishment in the UK and the Increase in
Violence in British Schools”, (2008)Australian and New Zealand Education Law Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1,
“Equal Access to State Funding: The Case of Muslim Schools”. Race, Ethnicity and ,Education, (2002)
Vol. 5, No.3. pp 273-289.
“Social Inclusion and Career Opportunities”, (2001) European Educational Researcher/ Revista Espanola
de Orientacion y Psicopedagogia (2000), (with Irving) vol.11, no 20, pp173-186.
EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Mutual learning and co-operation
|Project Title||Terms of Engagement: Muslim and Jewish School Communities: cultural sustainability and religious identity|
|Project Type||Other (International)|
|Project Title||Research on Religious Discrimination in England and Wales|
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Experience of successful research funding from UK bodies (e.Home Office, Teacher Trianing Agency, Department of
Education, Economic & Social Research Council) , from Ireland (eg. Enterprise Ireland) & from the European Social