Memberships:• Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)• Oxford University Society• United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)• Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru (WISERD)Research Interests:• Languages in Education• Bilingualism, with particular reference to Welsh and English in Wales• Metalinguistic knowledge / language awareness• Spoken narrative
Peer refereed journals:Baird, A., Laugharne, J., Maagero, E. and Seip Tønnessen, E. (in press). Child readers and the worlds of the book. Children's Literature in Education. Llewellyn Williams, J. and Laugharne, J. (2014). Triple Literacy: benefit or befuddlement? A study of the experiences of trainee language teachers in a Welsh language context. In B. O'Rourke, N. Bermingham and Brennan, S. (Eds.) Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics: Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics BAAL, pp. 288 -293. London: Scitsiugnil Press.Murphy, A. and Laugharne, J. (2011). Children’s perceptions of national identity in Wales. Education 3-13. pp.1-14.Gaotlhobogwe, M., Laugharne, J. and Durance, I. (2011). The potential of multivariate analysis in assessing students’ attitude to curriculum subjects. International Journal of Educational Research. 53 (1), pp.65-83.Abdulkader, A. & Laugharne, J. (2009) "In English you enter a totally different world from ours in terms of its culture, traditions and conventions." Postgraduate students' perceptions of using English for their studies in Syria and Wales. In M. Wong (Ed.) EAP in a Globalizing world: English as an Academic Lingua Franca. Proceedings of the 2007 BALEAP (British
Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) Conference, pp. 95-102. Reading: Garnet Education Press.Jones, D.V., Lewis, G., Jones, S., Thomas, M. & Laugharne, J. (2009) Dysgu ail iaith yng Nghyfnodau Allweddol tri a phedwar: Addysgu'r Gymraeg mewn ysgolion cyfrwng Saesneg. Welsh Journal of Education, 14 (2), pp.111-117.Laugharne, J. & Baird, A. (2009) National conversations in the UK: using a language-based approach to interpret three key education policy documents (2001-2007) from England, Scotland and Wales. Cambridge Journal of Education, 39 (2), pp. 223-240.Siraj-Blatchford, I., Milton, E.J., Silva, K., Laugharne, J. & Charles, F. (2007) Developing the Foundation Phase for 3-7 year olds in Wales. Welsh Journal of Education, 14, pp.36-61.Laugharne, J. (2005) Strawberries for Mavis in Wales: Word play as metalinguistic knowledge. International Journal of Learning, 10, pp. 3623-3633.Laugharne, J. (2000) Oral story choices of bilingual pupils in Cardiff. Welsh Journal of Education, 9 (2), pp. 48-62.Books / book chapters:Laugharne, J. (2015). Current Issues in Welsh language education in Wales. In C. Brock (Ed.) Education in the United Kingdom, pp. 231-252. London: Bloomsbury Press.Laugharne, J. ,Carter, M. and Jones, E. (2014). Promoting change in higher education: A case study of professional doctorate participation by university staff. In L. Gornell, C. Cook, L. Daunton, J. Salisbury and B. Thomas (Eds.) Academic working lives: Experience, practice and change, pp.261-270. London: Bloomsbury Press.Laugharne, J. (2007) The person, the community and the society: Response to part one. In V. Ellis, C. Fox & B. Street (Eds.) Rethinking English in school: Towards a new and constructive stage, pp. 62-70. London: Continuum Press.Laugharne, J. (2006) Language use and language attitudes in Wales. In David Lasagabaster & Ángel Huguet (Eds.) Language use and attitudes towards multilingualism in European bilingual contexts, pp. 208-233. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.Laugharne, J. (2006) Attitudes to Welsh, English and Modern Foreign Languages amongst first year students in education. In G. Roberts (Ed.) Welsh-medium and Bilingual Education Addysg cyfrwng Cymraeg a Dwyieithog, pp. 61-81. Bangor: Bangor Education Transactions / Trafodion Addysg Bangor.Laugharne, J. (2005) Pupil voice, individual learning and social space: Conversations and stories with bilingual and monolingual pupils in several primary and secondary schools in South East Wales. In J. Cohen, K. McAlister, K. Rolstad & J. MacSwan (Eds.) ISB4 Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, pp. 1297-1308. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.Laugharne, J. (2002) A walk in the narrative woods of fiction, or how telling a story can reveal the storyteller as reader. In P. Neubauer (Ed.) Children in literature - Children's literature, pp. 51-64. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.Conference papers (from 2007):Llewellyn Williams,J. and Laugharne, J. (2013, September). Triple Literacy: benefit or befuddlement? A study of the experiences of trainee language teachers in a Welsh language context. BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) International Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.Baird, A., Laugharne, J., Maagero, E. and Seip Tonnessen, E. (2013, June). Symposium on picture books organized by the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC), the University of Winnipeg, Canada.Laugharne, J. and Baird, A. (2011, September).Reading as a game of meaning-making: children reading iconotexts across cultures. Paper presented at ECER (European Conference on Educational Research), Freie Universitat, Berlin.Harrett, J. and Laugharne, J. (2011, July). Strong foundations? UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) International Conference, University of Chester.Baird, A., Laugharne, J., Maagero, E. and Seip Tonnessen, E. (2011, June). Children’s readings of iconotexts across cultures. Invited paper, Children’s literature seminar series, Faculty of Education, Cambridge.Laugharne, J. (2010, April). Negotiating English bilingually. BERA (British Education Research Association) special interest group (SIG) on literacy, University of Reading.Vaughan Jones, D., Lewis, G., Laugharne, J., Thomas, M., Jones, S. (2008, September).Welsh Second language teaching: The case of Welsh in English medium Secondary Schools in Wales. Paper presented at European Education Research Conference, University of Gottenberg.Vaughan Jones, D., Lewis, G., Laugharne, J., Thomas, M., Jones, S. (2008, November) Welsh Second Language teaching: The case of Welsh in English medium Secondary Schools in Wales. Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association, Royal George Hotel, Perth.Abdulkader, A. and Laugharne, J. (2007, April) International students' perceptions of using English for their studies. Paper presented at BALEAP (British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes) International Conference, University of Durham.Siraj Blatchford, I., Silva, K., Laugharne, J., Milton, E.J. and Charles, F. (2007, September) An evaluation of the Foundation Phase (FP) in Wales. 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, University of Szeged, Budapest.Laugharne, J. (2007, March) Made in Wales? A small scale study of PGCE Secondary English teachers' perceptions of their training in one higher education institution. Paper presented at Queen's University research seminar series. Queen's University, Belfast.Laugharne, J. (2007, July) Bilingual children asking questions. Paper presented at UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) International Conference, Swansea University.Baird, A. and Laugharne, J. (2007, November) Post devolution policy development in three countries in the UK: How divergences of policy are reflected in three key policy documents from England, Wales and Scotland (2000-2007). Paper presented at SERA (Scottish Educational Research Association), Royal George Hotel, Perth.Laugharne, J. and Baird, A. (2007, September) Post devolution policy development in three countries in the UK: How divergences of policy are reflected in three key policy documents from England, Wales and Scotland (2000-2007). Paper presented at ECER (European Conference on Educational Research), University of Ghent, Ghent.Baird, A. and Laugharne, J. (2007, September) National Conversations in the UK? Using a critical literacy framework to interpret three key policy documents from England, Wales and Scotland (2000-2007). Paper presented at BERA (British Association for Educational Research) Institute of Education, London.Other publications:Laugharne, J. (2014) Review of ’Parents, Personalities and Power: Welsh-medium Schools in South-east Wales’, H.S. Thomas and C.H. Williams. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. In University of Wales Journal of Education 17, pp. 100-102.Riddell, S., Stead, J., Lloyd, G. , Baird, A. and Laugharne, J. ( 2011). Evaluation of the All Wales School Liaison Core programme. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government.Siraj-Blatchford, I., Silva, K., Laugharne, J., Milton, E.J. and Charles, F. (2006) Report on the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Effective Implementation of the Foundation Phase in Wales 2004-6. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government.Laugharne, J. (2003) The achievement of ethnic minority pupils in Welsh-medium and Welsh/English bilingual schools. In The Achievement of Ethnic Minority Pupils in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government / EALAW.Laugharne, J. (2002) Review of 'A Parents' and Teachers' Guide to Bilingualism', C. Baker. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters 2nd Ed. In Welsh Journal of Education 11 (1) pp. 117-118.Laugharne, J. (2002). After the module: From action research to writing up. UWIC Education Papers, 1, pp. 39-51.
I am Professor Emeritus of Language in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Previous roles in the university have included Senior Lecturer in Language Education, Director of the Language and Reading Centre, PGCE Secondary English Coordinator and Ed D (Professional Doctorate) Pathway Leader. I was Director of Research in Cardiff School of Education from 2000 to 2009, where I worked to build research capacity; also leading on the Education Unit of Assessment for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. I have 12 doctoral completions and am currently supervising four research students in the School of Education and the School of Management.
I completed my first degree in English Literature at St Hilda's College, Oxford and an M. Phil in Comparative Literature (French, German and English) at the same university before training as a teacher at the London Institute of Education and subsequently teaching in Secondary and Primary Schools in London, later returning to Wales to work as a teacher educator. I have extensive experience of language and literacy education, including in Welsh and bilingual settings, and a long-standing research interest in the learner's voice and in exploring bilingual speakers' metalinguistic knowledge. My PhD, awarded by Cardiff University in 1998, was in the field of sociolinguistics, examining the oral narratives, in the language domains of home and school, of young Welsh/English bilingual pupils, with data collected in Welsh. I have collaborated with colleagues internationally on this and related areas in language education, as well as undertaking evaluation work for the Welsh Government.