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Prof. Philip Garner

  • Job title: Professor in Education
  • Department: Special Education Needs & Inclusion

General information

Philip Garner is Professor of Education within the School of Education at The University of Northampton. He worked in mainstream and special education as a teacher and head-teacher for 17 years, prior to moving into teacher education and academic research. Philip held senior positions at both Brunel University (Reade) and Nottingham Trent University (Research Professor) before his appointment at Northampton. During the last 25 years he has been involved in teaching and research concerning aspects of special and inclusive education, particularly in matters relating to children/young people experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties and on professional development in this area. He is the Editor of Support for Learning, The British Journal of Learning Support and was the National Director of Behaviour4Learning from 2004-2010, funded by the Teacher Development Agency (TDA).

Philip is now the Director of Behaviour2Learn, a 'social enterprise' within the School of Education, providing freely-available resources for trainees to support their professional development in the field of positive classroom management. Philip is a British Academy Fellow and has extensive international experience, having undertaken research and consultancy in a diverse range of educational settings, including Malaysia, the United States, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Ireland, Australia, Turkey, Norway and China. He has undertaken funded research and consultancy on behalf of a range of sponsors, including UNICEF, the European Commission, the Irish Government, the English and Australian governments and both the Training Agency (TA) and the National College of school Leadership (England).

Teaching

Professor Philip Garner teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He provides specialist inputs to BA (QTS) and PGCE courses relating to positive behaviour management, as well as contributing inputs on aspects of SEND and Inclusion. He also teaches and supervises MA students in SEN & Inclusion, including cohorts in Thessaloniki (Greece). Philip is often invited to contribute, as an invited guest speaker, to teacher training programmes in universities within the UK and in Europe and beyond.

Philip supervises a range of PhD students, with a focus on the following:

  • Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Teacher Education and Development
  • Special Educational Needs organisation and administration
  • International & comparative education
  • Action-based, qualitative research projects

PhD completions under the first or second supervision of Professor Garner include:

  • Baez-Olmeno, M (2003) Special & Inclusive Education in Chile
  • William, J.  (2004) Daniels in the Lion's Den: tales of the English National Curriculum
  • Ching, J. (2008) Professional Development of Solicitors
  • Feng, Y. (2009) An investigation into teacher career motivation and professional development in special and inclusive education in China.
  • Jament, J. (2010) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) within a South India (Keralan) Mainstream School Context.
  • Slade, M. (2012) A longitudinal study to investigate the internal socio-metric structure of cohorts of pupils within an urban primary school.
  • McKeon, D. (2013) Emotional & Behavioural difficulties in Schools in Ireland

Research

Professor Garners research includes:​

  • 7th European Framework Programme: Evaluation of InGenious – Science, Technology and Mathematics in Schools (2013-14)
  • UNICEF (China) / Ministry of Education China: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Chinese Schools (2012-2015)
  • Violence in Schools: an analysis of country initiatives. UNICEF (New York): 2011-12
  • Violence, Abuse and Neglect of Children in their Early Years.in Schools. UNICEF (New York): 2011-12
  • Leadership characteristics and Social Emotional and Behavioural difficulties (The National College of School Leadership) 2011
  • Developing an inclusive national curriculum (Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) 2011-12
  • Fathers involvement in the education of their sons (Training and Development Agency for Schools) 2010
  • Behaviour for Learning (Training and Development Agency for Schools) 2005-10

Publications

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2016

  1. Perepa, P., Howley, M., Garner, P., Preece, D., Rose, R. and Farrow, B. (2016) Situation Analysis on Inclusive Education and Children with Autism in the Sultanate of Oman: Ten-Year Autism Strategy and Five-Year Autism Action Plan for children with ASD. (Unpublished)

2015

  1. Howley, M., Perepa, P., Preece, D., Garner, P. and Rose, R. (2015) Situation Analysis on Inclusive Education and Action Plan for Children with Autism in Oman: Comprehensive Literature review. (Submitted)

2014

  1. Garner, P. (2014) Curriculum, inclusion and EBD. In: Garner, P., Kauffman, J. and Elliott, J. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. 2nd. London: Sage. pp. 291-302.
  2. Garner, P. (2014) Editorial. Support For Learning. 29(1), pp. 2-6. 1467-9604.
  3. Garner, P., Ralph, S., Hallett, F. and Hallett, G. (2014) Editorial. 2014 nasen Virtual Issue on 'Working with parents'.
  4. Garner, P., Kauffman, J. and Elliott, J. (2014) Introduction: Themes and dimensions of EBD: a conceptual overview. In: Garner, P., Kauffman, J. and Elliott, J. (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. London: Sage. pp. 1-5.
  5. Garner, P. (2014) National & international perspectives on special educational needs and teacher education. Invited Keynote presented to: Ways Forward for Special Educational Needs in Teacher Education, Institute of Education, London University, 26 June 2014. (Unpublished)
  6. Evans, R., Garner, P. and Honig, A. S. (2014) Prevention of violence, abuse and neglect in early childhood: a review of the literature on research, policy and practice. Early Child Development and Care. 184(9-10), pp. 1295-1335. 0300-4430.
  7. Garner, P. (2014) Reflect, shift, transform. Invited Keynote presented to: Reflect, Shift, Transform: The First Asia Pacific Conference on Creating Inclusive Schools, Sydney, Australia, 01-02 May 2014. (Unpublished)
  8. Garner, P., Kauffman, J. and Elliott, J., (eds.) (2014) The Sage Handbook of Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties. 2nd. London: Sage Publications. 9781446247228.
  9. Garner, P. (2014) The trouble with behaviour: lessons from the past and pointers to the future. Invited Keynote presented to: Behaviour for Learning Conference, Institute of Education, Warwick University, 12 February 2014. (Unpublished)

2013

  1. Garner, P. (2013) Addressing the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. Invited Keynote presented to: Statssekretæren åpner den 3. nordiske LP-konferansen, Tonsberg, Norway, 27 May 2013. (Unpublished)
  2. Garner, P. and Forbes, F. (2013) An ‘at-risk’ curriculum for ‘at-risk’ students? Special educational needs and disability in the new Australian Curriculum. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. 1471-3802. (In Press)
  3. Garner, P. (2013) Dimensions of school-based violence to and by children: an overview of recent literature. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. 0267-3843. (In Press)
  4. Garner, P. (2013) Editorial. Support for Learning. 28(3), pp. 90-91. 0268-2141.
  5. Garner, P. (2013) Editorial. Support for Learning. 28(1), pp. 2-3. 0268-2141.
  6. Garner, P. (2013) Editorial. Support for Learning. 28(2), pp. 50-51. 0268-2141.
  7. Garner, P. (2013) Editorial. Support For Learning. 28(4), pp. 136-137. 1467-9604.
  8. Garner, P. (2013) Fathers, sons and schools: historical dilemmas and future possibilities. Invited Presentation presented to: Second International Scientific Conference on 'Parenthood in the Face of Difficult Situations. Disability – Neglect – Disintegration’, Kamień Śląski Castle, Opole, Poland, 08-09 May 2013. (Unpublished)
  9. Garner, P. (2013) Including children with special educational needs: how can we better prepare teachers to respond to the challenges and opportunities? Invited Keynote presented to: Educational Leadership & Management in Special Education (ELMIS) International Congress on Special Education, Necmettin Erbakan University, Aksehir, Turkey, 19-21 June 2013. (Unpublished)
  10. Garner, P. and Forbes, F. (2013) School leadership and special education: challenges, dilemmas and opportunities from an Australian context. Support For Learning. 28(4), pp. 154-161. 1467-9604.

2012

  1. Garner, P. (2012) Editor. Support for Learning: British Journal of Learning Support. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 0268-2141.
  2. Garner, P. (2012) Member of Editorial Board. Support for Learning: British Journal of Learning Support. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 0268-2141.
  3. Garner, P., Forbes, F., Fergusson, A., Aspland, T. and Datta, P. (2012) Curriculum, assessment and reporting in special educational needs and disability: A thematic overview of recent literature. Sydney, NSW: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.
  4. Garner, P. and Forbes, F. (2012) Disposable assets. Are special education teachers still needed in 21st century Australian schools. NISE Bulletin. 11, pp. 62-66. 0389-9012.
  5. Garner, P. (2012) Editorial. Support for Learning. 27(1), pp. 2-3. 0268-2141.
  6. Garner, P. (2012) Editorial. Support for Learning. 27(3), p. 96. 0268-2141.
  7. Garner, P. (2012) Editorial. Support for Learning. 27(4), pp. 138-139. 0268-2141.
  8. Garner, P., Gittins, C. and Evans, R. (2012) Protection against violence, abuse and neglect in early childhood: Technical Note of advice. New York: UNICEF. (Unpublished)
  9. Garner, P., Gittins, C. and Evans, R. (2012) Protection against violence, abuse and neglect in early childhood: a literature review. New York: UNICEF. (Unpublished)
  10. Garner, P., Gittins, C. and Evans, R. (2012) Protection against violence, abuse and neglect in early childhood: a review of UNICEF Country Programmes. New York: UNICEF. (Unpublished)
  11. Garner, P., Gittins, C. and Burnett, N. (2012) Reducing violence against children in schools: Technical Note for UNICEF Country Offices. New York: UNICEF. (Unpublished)
  12. Garner, P. and Gittins, C. (2012) Reducing violence against children in schools: dimensions and trends in school-based violence. New York: UNICEF.
  13. Garner, P., Gittins, C. and Burnett, N. (2012) Reducing violence against children in schools: report and commentary on the analysis of a sample of UNICEF Country Programmes. New York: UNICEF.
  14. Garner, P. (2012) Teacher education: dilemmas and tensions for school staff working with pupils with EBD. In: Cole, T., Daniels, H. and Visser, J. (eds.) The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. London: Routledge. pp. 330-339.

2011

  1. Garner, P. and Forbes, F. (2011) An 'at-risk' curriculum for 'at-risk' students? Invited Presentation presented to: Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) Biennial Curriculum Conference, Sydney, NSW, 07-09 October 2011. (Unpublished)
  2. Garner, P. (2011) Behavioural, emotional and social difficulty (BESD). In: Schools for Special Needs, 2011-2012: the Complete Guide to Special Needs Education in the United Kingdom. 17th ed. London: Kogan Page. pp. 18-23.
  3. Garner, P. (2011) Editorial. Support For Learning. 26(4), p. 143. 0268-2141.
  4. Garner, P. (2011) Editorial. Support For Learning. 26(2), pp. 46-47. 0268-2141.
  5. Garner, P. (2011) Forging ahead in special education. Invited Keynote presented to: Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE) Conference, St Patrick's College, Dublin, 09-11 June 2011. (Unpublished)
  6. Garner, P. (2011) Promoting the conditions for positive behaviour, to help every child succeed. Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.
  7. Garner, P. (2011) School Leadership and professional development: the challenge of challenging behaviour. Invited Presentation presented to: Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) Conference, University of Vienna, 13-15 May 2011. (Unpublished)
  8. Garner, P. (2011) School leader characteristics, pupil behaviour and teacher education. Seminar Presentation presented to: Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Annual Conference: Shifting Sands and Stable Foundations: Insecurity and Stability in Teacher Education, Barceló Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, 03-04 November 2011. (Unpublished)

2010

  1. Garner, P. and Rose, R. (2010) A national strategy for supporting teacher educators to prepare teachers for inclusion. In: Forlin, C. (ed.) Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches. London: Routledge. pp. 23-33.
  2. Garner, P. (2010) Editorial. Support for Learning. 25(3), p. 106. 0268-2141.
  3. Garner, P. (2010) Editorial. Support for Learning. 25(2), p. 54. 0268-2141.
  4. Garner, P. (2010) Editorial. Support for Learning. 25(1), pp. 2-3. 0268-2141.
  5. Forlin, C., Slee, R., Rouse, M., Garner, P., Rose, R. and Ashman, A. (2010) Education for inclusion: changing paradigms. Workshop presented to: Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress (ISEC): Promoting Diversity and Inclusive Practice, Queen’s University, Belfast, 02 - 05 August 2010. (Unpublished)
  6. Garner, P. (2010) Managing behaviour, managing the standards. In: Hallett, F. and Hallett, G. (eds.) Transforming the Role of the SENCO. Maidenhead: Open University Press. pp. 91-98.
  7. Garner, P. (2010) Promoting conditions for positive behaviour. Invited Keynote presented to: Capita’s 5th National Behaviour and Discipline in Schools Conference, Tara Hotel, London, 30 November 2010. (Unpublished)
  8. Garner, P. (2010) SEBD; BESD; or even DEBS - descriptive or prescriptive? Labels and their contribution to good practice. Invited Keynote presented to: 57th Annual National Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA) Conference, Britannia Hotel, Manchester, April 2010. (Unpublished)
  9. Rose, R. and Garner, P. (2010) The professional learning of teachers through experience in an international and intercultural context. In: Forlin, C. (ed.) Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches. London: Routledge. pp. 23-33.

2009

  1. Garner, P. (2009) Boy friendly teaching.
  2. Garner, P. (2009) Editorial. Support for Learning. 24(1), pp. 3-4. 0268-2141.
  3. Garner, P. (2009) Involving special schools and their teachers in initial teacher education. Invited Keynote presented to: Western Australian Education Support Principals' and Administrators Association (WAESPAA) Annual State Conference 2009: Building Capacity Through Future Visions, Fremantle, WA, 07-08 May 2009. (Unpublished)
  4. Garner, P. (2009) Meeting the needs of students with SEBD: some challenges about current practice in England. Lecture presented to: Erasmus Invitation Lecture, Macedonian University, Thessaloniki, 30 November 2009. (Unpublished)
  5. Garner, P. (2009) Special Educational Needs: the Key Concepts. London: Routledge. 9780415207201.

2008

  1. Garner, P. and Clough, P. (2008) Fathers and Sons: In and About Education. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books Ltd. 9781858563701.
  2. Garner, P., Poursanidou, K. and Watson, A. (2008) Hospital—school liaison: perspectives of health and education professionals supporting children with renal transplants. Journal of Child Health Care. 12(4), pp. 253-267. 1367-4935.
  3. Rose, R., Forlin, C., Ashman, A., Garner, P., Rouse, M. and Slee, R. (2008) Reframing teacher education for inclusion. Panel Presentation presented to: Teacher Education for Inclusion: Changing Paradigms and Innovative Approaches Conference, Hong Kong, 29 November 2008. (Unpublished)

2007

  1. Garner, P. (2007) Member of Editorial Board.
  2. Garner, P. (2007) Member of Editorial Board. Bulgarian Journal of Special Education. Sofia: University of Sofia.
  3. Garner, P. (2007) Member of Editorial Board. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. Bicester, Oxfordshire: AB Academic Publishers. 0267-3843.
  4. Garner, P. (2007) Editor. International Journal of Special Education. 0827-3383. [Consulting editor]
  5. Garner, P. (2007) Member of Editorial Board. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. Oxford: Routledge. 1363-2752.
  6. Garner, P. (2007) Member of Editorial Board. International Journal on School Disaffection. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books. 1478-8497.
  7. Garner, P. (2007) Behaviour and the curriculum. Paper presented to: Training and Development Agency Subject Network Conference, London, 15 March 2007. (Unpublished)
  8. Garner, P. (2007) Careers Wales. Keynote presented to: NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) Launch, Cardiff, Wales, 19 July 2007. Keynote respondent (Unpublished)
  9. Garner, P. (2007) Children who challenge: a ‘behaviour for learning’ response. Paper presented to: University of Greenwich, London, 4 October 2007. (Unpublished)
  10. Garner, P. (2007) EBD and inclusion: have policy and practice changed? Invited Presentation presented to: Institute for Learning, University of Hull, 15 October 2007. (Unpublished)
  11. Garner, P. (2007) From general to inclusive education: current global perspectives. Other presented to: Seminar, University of Shaoxing, China, 3 December 2007. (Unpublished)
  12. Garner, P. (2007) Has the needle stuck? The worrying implications of policy re-invention. The David Wills/Robert Laslett Lecture. Paper presented to: Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association National Conference (SEBDA), University of Warwick, Coventry, 23 March 2007. (Unpublished)
  13. Garner, P. (2007) Indiscipline and exclusion and better schools for all. Invited Presentation presented to: Inside Government Forum, 9 October 2007. (Unpublished)
  14. Garner, P. and Davies, J. D., (eds.) (2007) Key Questions in Behaviour. Exeter: Learning Matters. 9781844451272.
  15. Garner, P. (2007) Pupil behaviour. Paper presented to: The Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, Wales, 22 June 2007. (Unpublished)
  16. Garner, P. (2007) Some ‘new’ approaches in educational research: helping to redefine teachers’ professional development. Paper presented to: University of Shaoxing, China, 3 December 2007. (Unpublished)
  17. Garner, P. (2007) The roles and responsibilities of teachers and others in identifying and assessing learning disabilities. Paper presented to: British Council, Zagreb, Croatia, 6 November 2007. (Unpublished)
  18. Garner, P. (2007) Using pupil voice. Paper presented to: National Association for Special Educational Needs, London, 19 October 2007. (Unpublished)
  19. Garner, P. (2007) What is real research? Exploring issues at the heart of research. Keynote presented to: Challenges and opportunities within practitioner research, St Angela's College. Sligo, Ireland, 11-12 May 2007. (Unpublished)

2005

  1. Garner, P. (2005) 'Nice to see you!' Primary schools and educational inclusion. In: Gonzalez, R., Herrero, M. and Ruiz, B. (eds.) Family School Community Partnerships Merging into Social Development. Oviedo: Grup SM. pp. 307-328.
  2. Clough, P., Garner, P., Patrick, J. T. and Yuen, F., (eds.) (2005) Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. London: Sage. 0761940669.

2003

  1. Garner, P., Poursanidou, K., Stephenson, R. and Watson, A. (2003) Educational difficulties and support needs of children following renal transplantations: student, parent and teacher perspectives. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. 11(2), pp. 157-180. 0267-3843.

2001

  1. O'Brien, T. and Garner, P., (eds.) (2001) Untold stories: learning support assistants and their work. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books. 1858562503.
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