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Ian Davies

Ian Davies' principal interests focus on citizenship education. Currently at the University of York, UK, he is the director of the MA programme in Citizenship and Global Education and makes contributions to the citizenship strand of the History PGCE (initial teacher education) programme. He also teaches matters to do with social and political education on the undergraduate programme in Educational Studies and supervises research at MA, MPhil and PhD levels. His previous roles at York include Chair of the Board of Educational Studies (1994-98), Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Educational Studies (1998-2002) and member of the University Teaching Committee (1999-2002). He is the author of numerous journal articles and is the author, co-author or editor of seven books, most of which explore issues related to citizenship education. He has extensive international experience including work in Taiwan, USA and various countries in Europe. Projects on citizenship education have recently been completed or are ongoing in the UK and a number of other countries including Russia, Canada and Hungary. He was a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2003 and has given two series of lectures in that country in 2003 and 2005.

Ian is a member of the following editorial boards:

  • International Editorial Advisory Board for Education, Citizenship and Social Justice.
  • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board for the journal Children's Social and Economics Education.
  • Member of the board of editorial consultants for Politics Groups and the Individual. This is the International Journal of Political Psychology and Political Socialisation (IPSA).

Selected Recent Publications

Davies, I., Evans, M. , Reid, A. (2005) Globalising Citizenship Education? A critique of 'global education' and 'citizenship education'. British Journal of Educational Studies, 53, 1, pp.66-89.

Davies, I., Gregory, I. and Riley, S. C. (2005) Teachers' perceptions of citizenship in England. In W. O. Lee and J. T. Fouts (eds) Education for Social Citizenship: perceptions of teachers in the USA, Australia, England, Russia and China. Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press (pp. 131-174).

Davies, I., Evans, M., Cunningham, P., Fredriksson, G., Pike, G., Rathenow, H-F., Sears, A., Tesch, F. and Whitty, P (2005) Developing Citizenship through International Exchanges. In J. Arthur (ed.) Citizenship and Higher Education. London: RoutledgeFalmer.pp135-157.

Fülöp, M., Davies, I., Berkics, M., Hutchings, M., Ross, A. (2004) Entrepreneurs and/or citizens. A comparison of English and Hungarian teachers' views on enterprise and the good entrepreneur in a competitive world. Applied Psychology in Hungary.2003-2004. 5-6. 23-46 (published in Hungary).

Davies, I. (2004) Science and citizenship education, International Journal of Science Education, 26 (14), 1751-1764.

Davies, I., Fülöp, M., Hutchings, M., Ross, A., and Berkics, M. (2004) Citizenship and Enterprise: issues from an investigation of teachers' perceptions in England and Hungary, Comparative Education, 40 (3), 363-385.

Davies, I. and Hogarth, S. (2004) Perceptions of Educational Studies, Educational Studies , 30 (4), 425-439.

Davies, I. and Hogarth, S. (2004) Political Literacy: issues for teachers and learners, in J. Demaine (ed.) Citizenship and Political Education Today (pp. 181-199). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Davies, I. (2003) Citizenship Education in England. Journal of Educational Research on Social Studies (published in Japan), 59, 1-10.

Davies, I., Mitsuharu, M., Kato, Y. (2003) The Aims and Reality Behind Citizenship Education in England. International Understanding (published in Japan), 34, 121-135.

Davies, I. and Thorpe, T. (2003) Thinking and acting as citizens. In C. Roland-Lévy and A. Ross (eds.) Political Learning and Citizenship in Europe (pp. 34-52). Stoke on Trent: Trentham.

Davies, I., Cunningham, P., Evans, M., Frederikkson, G., Pike, G., Rathenow, H-F., Sears, A. and Tesch, F. (2003) International Citizenship Education: changing priorities, exchanging teachers. In K. Brown and M. Brown (eds) Reflections on Citizenship in a Multilingual World (pp. 43-52). London: CILT.

Davies, I., Hogarth, S., Huddleston, T. and Rowe, D. (2003) Political Literacy: an essential part of citizenship education. The School Field: international journal of theory and research in education, 13 (3/4), 133-147.