Peer reviewed journals are the powerhouse of academic work. The peer review process is the means of assuring scientific quality, authenticity and authority. Information on this website has all been peer reviewed unless otherwise stated. Academic journals can often be a dense or demanding read for the non-specialist or casual reader, though they are usually eagerly sought by the scholar who must develop a full knowledge of all available literature in his or her field.
On this page I provide links to the Edge Hill University research repository. Where it is legally possible, a copy of the article can be obtained by following the ‘visit archive’ link that will take you to the article page in the repository. Where, for copyright reasons, the article cannot be legally distributed via the repository, I have provided a link to the journal publisher’s page or another legal means of viewing the article. For the sake of convenience, the titles are group first under theme and then by date. The archiving process is currently on-going. I have started with the most recent articles that are most relevant to current research and knowledge exchange.
Boys, singing and choral work.
What voices have emerged? Lessons on boys’ vocal dispositions and choral tone from a new choral leaflet series. Music Education Research. Published online: 29 Oct 2018
Beautiful Swansongs of English Cathedral Music: adolescence and the boy “treble” voice. NATS Journal of Singing, November/December, 139 – 151.
To make again sweete musicke with the fearest voyces of England. ABCD Yearbook, 34 – 37. Read here.
A Novel iPhone App. “Speech Test” is a non-invasive way to determine the onset of puberty in boys. (with G. Butler and D. Howard). European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, Read here
The English choral tradition and the secular trend in pubertal timing, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing. 4 (2), 4 – 27. Visit archive.
Broken voices or a broken curriculum? the impact of research on UK school choral practice with boys. British Journal of Music Education, 30 (3), 311 – 327. Visit archive.
With Mecke A-C “Boyes are apt to change their voice at about fourteene yeeres of age”: an historical background to the debate about longevity in boy treble singers. Reviews of Research in Human Learning and Music, 1, 1 – 19. Visit archive.
Slappers who gouge your eyes: Vocal performance as exemplification of disturbing inertia in gender equality, Gender and Education, 22 (1), 47-62. Visit archive
“Real boys” don’t sing, but real boys do: the challenge of constructing and communicating acceptable boyhood, THYMOS Journal of Boyhood Studies, 4 (1), 54 – 69. Visit archive
Boyhood melancholia and the vocal projection of masculinity, THYMOS: Journal of Boyhood Studies, 2 (1), 26 – 35. Visit archive
You sing like a girl? An exploration of boyness through the treble voice, Sex Education: sexuality, society and learning, 6 (2), 193 -205. Visit archive
The spiritual, the cultural and the religious: What can we learn from a study of boy choristers?, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 7 (3), 257 -272.
Singing, gender and health: Perspectives from boys singing in a church choir, Health Education, 102 (4), 180 -187.
Boys, masculinity, attachment and resilience
Time to Confront Willis’s Lads with a ballet class? A case study of educational orthodoxy and white working class boys, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 30 (2), 179 – 191.
Primary school boys’ identity formation and the male role model: An exploration of sexual and gender identity through attachment theory, Sex Education: sexuality, society and learning, 3 (3), 257 – 270.
The validity of sociometric status, Educational Research, 34 (2), 149 – 154.
Environmental and sustainable development education
Here’s what you must think about nuclear power: Grappling with the spiritual ground of children’s judgement inside and outside Steiner Waldorf education, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 13 (1), 65 – 74.
Finding the right kind of awe and wonder: the metaphysical potential of religion to ground an environmental ethic, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 11, 88 – 99.
Behaviour change and environmental citizenship: A case for spiritual development?, International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 5 (2), 131 – 145.
Science: an unreliable friend to environmental education?, Environmental Education Research, 6 (3), 265 – 276.