Professor Daniels and collegues will present accounts of four strands of work within the OSAT Centre at Oxford:
1. Drama and disadvantage. This project is concerned with the ways in which drama can provide an opportunity for disadvantaged young people within a setting in which they can reflect upon and transform their ways of being in schools and the wider community.
2. Collaboration between Teachers: This series of projects explored the ways in which social networks between teachers offering support for working with disadvantaged young people vary between schools and impact on the outcomes of education for those deemed most vulnerable. We also discuss the implications for the practices of individual teachers of central or peripheral positions in such networks.
3. Exclusion from school: here we discuss the differentials in rates of exclusion across the four constituent nations of the UK and the possible cultural and historical influences on these differentials.
4. School design: Here we discuss ways in which one design may be used and experienced differently. This is a study of school designs as mediating artefacts in different forms of school practice.