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Professor Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is Professor of Character and Citizenship Education at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. In broad terms his research focuses on the relationship between character and citizenship education, particularly the nature of civic virtues. His research has also focused on a number of themes connected to character and citizenship education, including global citizenship education, history education and religious education. He has published extensively in these areas, and his most recent monograph was ‘Compassion and Education: Cultivating Compassionate Children, Schools and Communities’ (Palgrave). He has recently co-edited the Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice and the Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education. He currently co-edits a new major online reference work titled the Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. He is assistant editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies and editor of the Journal of Philosophy in Schools. He is part of a Leverhulme Trust funded project on Youth Activism, Engagement and the Development of New Civic Learning Spaces, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of South Australia.


Contact Details

Telephone: 

Email: a.peterson@bham.ac.uk 

Room 1243
12th Floor (West) Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Qualifications
  • PhD, University of Kent/Canterbury Christ Church University College
  • MEd, The Open University
  • MA in Philosophy, University of Kent
  • PGCE Post-Compulsory Education, Canterbury Christ Church University College
  • BA/BSc, Canterbury Christ Church College
Research
His research focuses on concepts core to the relationship between character and citizenship education, including civic virtues, compassion, civility and democratic deliberation. He is a project team member of a Leverhulme Trust Funded International Network Grant titled ‘Youth activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces’. He was previously an Australian Research Council DECRA research fellow, focusing on how Australian high schools educate for global citizenship.
Publications

Books

  • Peterson, A. and Gibbs, P. (Eds. under contract) Higher education and hope: institutional, pedagogical and personal possibilities, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Peterson, A., Stahl, G. and Soong, H. (2018-onwards) The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education, [Online].
  • Davies, I., Ho, L-C., Kiwan, D., Peck, C., Peterson, A., Sant, E. and Waghid, Y. (with publisher, 2017) The Palgrave International Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Peterson, A. (2017) Compassion and Education: Cultivating Compassionate Children, Schools and Communities, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Peterson, A. and Tudball, E. (2016) Civics and Citizenship Education in Australia: Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives, London: Bloomsbury.
  • Peterson, A., Hattam, R., Zembylas, M. and Arthur, J. (2016) The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Davies, I., Chong, E. K., Epstein, T., Peck, C., Peterson, A., Ross, A., Auxiliadora Moreira dos Santos Schmidt, M., Sears, A. and Sonu, D. (2015) Education, Globalization and the Nation, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Peterson, A. and Warwick, P. (2014) Global Learning and Education: Key Concepts and Effective Practice, London: Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. (2011) Civic Republicanism and Civic Education: The Education of Citizens, Palgrave: London.
  • Arthur, J. and Peterson, A. (eds.) (2011) The Routledge Companion to Education, Abingdon: Routledge.

 

Book Chapters

  • Peterson, A. (forthcoming) 'Education for living together in a diverse UK: A role for civic friendship, concord and deliberation?' in Arthur, J. (Ed.) Virtues in the Public Sphere, Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. and Perrotta, Z. (forthcoming) 'Global Education', in Price, D. and Green, D. (eds.) Making Humanities and Social Science Come Alive, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Peterson, A. and Emanuele, G. (forthcoming) 'Civics and citizenship in the 21st Century', in Price, D. and Green, D. (eds.) Making Humanities and Social Science Come Alive, Cambridge University Press.
  • Harris, P. Brock, C.and Peterson, A. (forthcoming) 'Re-imagining young children's literacy education for their democratic participation', in Apple, M. and Riddle, S. (Eds.) Re-imagining Education for Democracy, Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. (in press) 'Asia literacy and the globally oriented citizen: framing the moral dimension of educating for Asia literacy', in Soong, H. and Cominos, N. (eds.) Asia Literacy in a Global World: Securing Australia's Future, Springer.
  • Peterson, A., Black, R. and Walsh, L. (2018) 'Education for youth civic and political action in Australia', in Peterson, A., Stahl, G. and Soong, H. Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education, [Online].
  • Peterson, A., Milligan, A. and Wood, B. (2018) 'Global citizenship education in Australasia', in Davies, I., Ho, L-C., Kiwan, D., Peck, C. L., Peterson, A., Sant, E. and Waghid, Y. (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship Education, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • Peterson, A. (2017) 'Moral education, character and history education', in Davies, I. (ed.) Debates in History Teaching, London: Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. (2016) 'Global justice and educating for globally oriented citizenship', in Peterson, A., Hattam, R., Zembylas, M. and Arthur, J. (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Peterson, A. and Davies, I. (2016) 'Social justice and education for citizenship in England', in Peterson, A., Hattam, R., Zembylas, M. and Arthur, J. (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Social Justice, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Peterson, A. and Bentley, B. (2016) 'Connecting values and religion with Civics and Citizenship education', in Peterson, A. and Tudball, L. (eds.) Civics and Citizenship in Australia: Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives, London: Bloomsbury.
  • Peterson, A. and Tudball, L. (2016) 'Developing inclusive Civics and Citizenship education for diverse learners', in Peterson, A. and Tudball, L. (eds.) Civics and Citizenship in Australia: Challenges, Practices and International Perspectives, London: Bloomsbury.
  • Peterson, A. and Brock, C. (2016) 'Citizenship', in Moghaddam, F. (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE
  • Peterson, A. (2015) 'Civic virtue and global responsibilities: the possibility of a character-based approach to educating global citizens in Australia?', in Print, M. and Tan, C. (eds.) Educating 'Good' Citizens in a Globalising World for the Twenty-First Century, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Peterson, A. (2015) 'Citizenship: Making links with History', in Gearon, L. (ed.) Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School, Third Edition, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. (2013) 'An introduction to Education and Values', in Arthur, J. and Lovat, T. (eds.) International Handbook of Religion and Values, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Davies, I. and Peterson, A. (2012) 'Truth and Justice in Educational Research', in Arthur, J., Waring, M., Coe, R. and Hedges, L. (eds.) Education Research: Methods and Methodologies, London: Sage.
  • Peterson, A. (2011) 'Civic republicanism', in Arthur, J. and Peterson, A. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Education, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. and Leighton, R. (2011) 'Education and schooling 11-16', in Arthur, J. and Peterson, A. The Routledge Companion to Education, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. (2011) 'What next for citizenship education?', in Arthur, J. and Cremin, H. (eds.) Debates in Citizenship Teaching, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. (2010) 'Moral learning in history education', in Davies, I. (ed.) Debates in History Teaching, Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Peterson, A. (2010) 'The formation and expression of character: Schools, Families and Citizenship', in Arthur, J. (ed.) Citizens of Character: New Directions in Character and Values Education, Exeter: Imprint Academic.
  • Peterson, A. (2009) 'Citizenship: Making links with History', in Gearon, L. (ed.) Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School, Second Edition, Abingdon: Routledge.

 

Journal Articles

  • Peterson, A. (2018) 'Civic republican social justice and the case of state grammar schools in England', Studies of Philosophy of Education, 37 (22), pp. 167-179.
  • D'Olimpio, L. and Peterson, A. (2018) 'The ethics of narrative art: philosophy in schools, compassion and learning from stories', Journal of Philosophy in Schools, 5 (1), pp. 92-110.
  • Peterson, A. and Bentley, B. (2017) 'Education for citizenship in South Australian public schools: A pilot study of senior leader and teacher perceptions', The Curriculum Journal, 28 (1), pp. 105-122.
  • Peterson, A. and Bentley, B. (2017) 'A case for cautious optimism?: Active citizenship in the Australian Civics and Citizenship curriculum', Asia-Pacific Journal of Education, 37 (1), pp. 42-54.
  • Peterson, A. and Bentley, B. (2016) 'Securitisation and/or Westernisation: dominant discourses of Australian values and the implications for teacher education', Journal of Education for Teaching, 42 (2), pp. 239-251.
  • Peterson, A. (2016) 'The Contested Place of Religion in the Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum: Exploring the secular in a multi-faith society', British Journal of Religious Education, 39 (2), pp. 207-222.
  • Peterson, A. (2016) 'Different battlegrounds, similar concerns? The "history wars" and the teaching of history in Australia and England', Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 46 (6), pp. 861-881.
  • Peterson, A., Durrant, I. and Bentley, B. (2015) 'Student teachers' perceptions of their role as civic educators: evidence from a large higher education institution in England', British Educational Research Journal, 41 (2), pp. 343-364.
  • Blamires, M. and Peterson, A. (2014) 'Can creativity be assessed? Towards an evidence informed framework for assessing and planning progress in creativity', Cambridge Journal of Education, 44 (2), pp. 147-162.
  • Peterson, A. and Warwick, P. (2014) 'Service of service-learning? A critical review of recent educational policy in England', Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 9 (3), pp. 317-334.
  • Peterson, A. and Durrant, I. (2013) 'School leaders' perceptions of the impact of extended services on families and communities: the case of one local authority', Educational Management, Leadership and Administration, 41 (6), pp. 701-717.
  • Peterson, A. (2013) 'Civic patriotism as a legitimate aim of education', Citizenship Teaching and Learning, 8 (1), pp. 5-20.
  • Peterson, A. (2012) 'The educational limits of ethical cosmopolitanism: Toward a virtue theory of political and cultural cosmopolitan communities', British Journal of Educational Studies, 60 (3), pp. 227-242.
  • Durrant, I., Peterson, A., Hoult, E. and Leith, L. (2012) 'Pupil and teacher perceptions of youth community action: An English context', Educational Research, 54 (3), pp. 259-283.
  • Peterson, A. (2011) 'Republican cosmopolitanism: democratising the global dimensions of citizenship education', Oxford Review of Education, 38 (3), pp. 421-435.
  • Peterson, A. (2011) 'The Common Good and Citizenship Education: A Moral Enterprise?', Journal of Moral Education, 40 (1), pp. 19-38.
  • Peterson, A. (2009) 'Civic republicanism and contestatory deliberation: Framing pupil discourse within citizenship education', British Journal of Educational Studies, 57 (1), pp. 55-69.
  • Peterson, A. and Knowles, C. (2009) 'Active citizenship: a preliminary study into student teacher understandings', Educational Research, 51 (1), pp. 39-59.