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Prof Olwen Mcnamara - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Brown, T., McNamara, O. Becoming a Mathematics Teacher. Mathematics Education Library. London: Springer, 2011. eScholarID:117542
  • Brown, T. and McNamara, O. New Teacher Identity and Regulative Government: The Discursive Formation of Primary Mathematics Teacher Education. Springer, 2005. eScholarID:4b309
  • Campbell, A., McNamara, O. and Gilroy, P. Practitioner research and professional development in education. Sage, 2004. eScholarID:4b156
  • McNamara, O. Becoming an Evidence-based Practitioner. Edited by McNamara, O. , Routledge Falmer, 2002. eScholarID:4b155

Edited book

  • McNamara,O., Murray, J., Jones, M. ed. Workplace Learning in Teacher Education: international policy and practice. Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education. New York: Springer, 2013. eScholarID:196037

Book contribution

  • McNamara, O., Murray, J., Jones, M. "Framing Workplace Learning." In Workplace Learning in Teacher Education, ed. McNamara, O., Murray, J., Jones, M, 1-27. New York: Springer, 2013. eScholarID:196034
  • Murray, J., McNamara, O., Jones, M. "Improving Workplace Learning in Teacher Education." In Workplace Learning in Teacher Education, ed. McNamara, O., Murray, J., Jones, M, New York: Springer, 2013. eScholarID:196036
  • McNamara, O., Murray, J., Jones, M. "Workplace Learning in Pre-service Teacher Education." In Workplace Learning in Teacher Education, ed. McNamara, O., Murray, J., Jones, M, New York: Springer, 2013. eScholarID:196035
  • Murray, J., McNamara, O., Jones, M., Stanley,G. and Fowler, Z. "The Reorientation of Teacher Education in England." In The Reorientation of Higher Education, ed. B. Adamson, J. Nixon and F.Su, 184-206. Hong Kong: Springer, 2012. eScholarID:184330
  • Campbell A & McNamara O. "Mapping the field of practitioner research, inquiry and professional learning in educational context: a review." In Connecting Inquiry and Professional Learning in Education, ed. A Campbell & S Groundwater-Smith, London: Routledge, 2010. eScholarID:78816
  • Furlong, J.; McNamara, O.; Campbell, A.; Howson, J. and Lewis, S. "Partnership , Policy and Practice." In Policy and Politics in Teacher Education, ed. J. Furlong; M. Cochran-Smith and M. Brennan, 45-56. New York: Routledge, 2009. eScholarID:144569
  • McNamara, O.; Webb, R.; Brundrett, M. "Primary Teachers: Initial teacher education, continuing professional development and school leadership development." In The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys, ed. R. Alexander with C. Doddington, J. Grey, L. Hargreaves, R. Kershner, London: Routledge, 2009. eScholarID:144573
  • McNamara, O. "Initial Teacher Education: a(nother) decade of radical reform." In Radical Reforms: perspectives on an era of educational change, ed. Gunter, H and Chapman, C, 91-103. London: Routledge Falmer, 2008. eScholarID:3b3323
  • McNamara, O., Campbell, A. "Ways of telling: the use of practitioners' stories." 2007. eScholarID:3b3322
  • McNamara, O., Lewis, S, Howson, J. "Overseas Trained Teacher Recruitment: a case study from the UK." In The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book, 2006. eScholarID:3b3321
  • McNamara, O. "Locating saussure in contemporary mathematics education discourse." In Educational Perspectives on Mathematics as Semiosis, ed. Anderson, M. Cifarelli, V. Saenz-Ludlow, A. Zellweger, S, 17-34.Legas, 2003. eScholarID:3b438
  • McNamara, O. "Evidence-based practice through practice-based evidence." In Becoming an Evidence-based Practitioner, ed. McNamara, O, 15-26.Routledge Falmer, 2002. eScholarID:3b435
  • McNamara, O., B Rogers. "Inviting research." In Becoming an Evidence-based Practitioner, ed. McNamara, O, 1-11.Routledge Falmer, 2002. eScholarID:3b434
  • McNamara, O., I Stronach. "Working together: the long spoons and short straws of collaboration." In Becoming an Evidence-based Practitioner, ed. McNamara, O, 155-168.Routledge Falmer, 2002. eScholarID:3b436
  • McNamara, O., T Brown. "Initial and continuing professional development of teachers." In Teaching and Learning Primary Numeracy: a review of British research for BERA in conjunction with BS, ed. Askew, M. Brown, M, 50-56.BERA, 2001. eScholarID:3b437

Journal article

  • Fowler, Z., Stanley, G., Murray, J., Jones, M., McNamara, O. "Research Capacity Building with new technologies within new communities of practice." Professional Development in Education 39, no. 2(2013) : 222-239. eScholarID:196058
  • Howson, J. and McNamara, O. "Teacher workforce planning: the interplay of market forces and government policies during a period of economic uncertainty." Educational Research 54, no. 2(2012) : 173-185. eScholarID:184331
  • Brown, T., McNamara, O. "A Non-Strategic Future for Mathematics in Schools?" Research Intelligence 116(2011) : 24-25. eScholarID:196040
  • Jones, M., Stanley, G., McNamara, O., Murray, J. "Facilitating teacher educators' professional learing through a regional resarch capacity building network." Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education(2011) . eScholarID:123721 | DOI:10.1080/1359866X.2011.588313
  • McNamara, O., Mentor, I. "Interesting Times In UK Teacher Education." Research Intelligence 116(2011) . eScholarID:196039
  • McNamara, O. "Une approche technique et rationaliste: La formation des enseignants en Angleterre." Revue Internationale D'Education 55, no. Dec(2010) : 49-60. eScholarID:117515
  • Gilroy, P. and McNamara, O. "A critical history of research assessment in the United Kingdom and its post-1992 impact on education." Journal of Education for Teaching 35, no. 4(2009) : 321-335. eScholarID:78799 | DOI:10.1080/02607470903220406
  • Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O, Stanley G. "Capacity = expertise × motivation × opportunities: factors in capacity building in teacher education in England." Journal of Education for Teaching 35, no. 4(2009) : 391-408. eScholarID:78814 | DOI:10.1080/02607470903220455
  • Furlong, J., McNamara, O., Campbell, A., Howson, J., Lewis, S. "Partnership, policy and politics: Initial Teacher Education in England under New Labour." Teachers and Teaching 14, no. 4(2008) : 307-318. eScholarID:1b5991 | DOI:10.1080/13540600802037728
  • Williams, J S., Corbin, B, McNamara, O. "Finding Inquiry in Discourses of Audit and Reform in Primary Schools." International Journal of Educational Research Special Issue on Subjectivities in School: Socio-cultural and Activity Theory Perspectives 46, no. 1-2(2007) . eScholarID:1b10505
  • Hurd, S., Jones, M., McNamara, O., Craig, B. "Iinitial Teacher Education as a driver for professional learning and school improvement in the primary phase." The Curriculum Journal 18, no. 3(2007) : 307-326. eScholarID:1b5995
  • Basit, T., McNamara, O., Roberts, L., Carrington, B., Maguire, M., Woodrow, D. "The bar is slightly higher: perception of racism in teacher education." Cambridge Journal of Education 37, no. 2(2007) : 279-298. eScholarID:1b5994
  • Campbell, A., McNamara, O., Furlong, J., Lewis, S., Howson, J. "The evaluation of the National Partnership Project in England: processes, issues and dilemmas in commissioned evaluation research." Journal of Education for Teaching 33, no. 4(2007) : 471-483. eScholarID:1b5996
  • McNamara, O. "`Turning the Tap on and off?: the recruitment of overseas trained teachers to the UK." Journal Perspectives in Education 25 (2)(2007) : 39-54. eScholarID:1b4603
  • McNamara, O., T Basit, C Carrington, M Maguire, W Woodrow, L Roberts. "Did they jump or were they pushed? Reasons why minority ethnic trainees withdraw from TT courses." British Education Research Journal in press(2006) . eScholarID:1b3230
  • Furlong, J., Campbell, A., Lewis, S., Howson, J. and McNamara, O. "Partnership in Initial Teacher Education: Changing Times, Changing Definitions Evidence." Scottish Educational Review 37(2006) : 32-45. eScholarID:1b5993
  • Furlong, J, Campbell, A, Lewis, S, Howson, J. and McNamara, O. "Partnership in Initital Teacher Education: Changing Times, Changing Definitions Evidence from the TTA National Partnership Project." Scottish Educational Review 37(2006) : 32-45. eScholarID:1b5997
  • Basit, T. and McNamara, O. "Equal opportunities or affirmative action? The induction of newly qualified teachers." Journal of Education for Teaching 30, no. 2(2004) : 97-115. eScholarID:1b909
  • McNamara, O., A Campbell, D Hustler. "Researching continuing professional development: the use of fictional pen portraits." Professional Development Today Spring 2004(2004) : 13-19. eScholarID:1b910
  • L Jones, McNamara, O. "The possibilities and constraints of multimedia as a basis for critical reflection." Cambridge Journal of Education 34, 3(2004) : 279-296. eScholarID:1b906 | DOI:10.1080/0305764042000289929
  • Corbin, B., McNamara, O., Williams, J S. "Numeracy Coordinators: 'brokering' change within and between communities of practice?" British Journal of Educational Studies 51, no. 4(2003) : 344-368. eScholarID:1b904 | DOI:10.1046/j.1467-8527.2003.00243.x
  • McNamara, O., Roberts, L., Basit, T. and Brown, T. "Rites of passage in initial teacher training: ritual, performance, ordeal and the Numeracy Skills Tests." British Educational Research Journal 28, no. 6(2002) : 861-876. eScholarID:1b905 | DOI:10.1080/0141192022000019107
  • Stronach, I., Corbin,B., McNamara, O., Stark, S. and Warne, T. "Towards an uncertain politics of professionalism: teacher and nurse identities in flux." Journal of Educational Policy 17, no. 1(2002) : 109-138. eScholarID:1b908
  • McNamara, O., B Corbin. "Warranting practices: teachers embedding the National Numeracy Strategy." British Journal of Educational Studies 49(3)(2001) : 260-284. eScholarID:1b907 | DOI:10.1111/1467-8527.t01-1-00175
  • McNamara, O., Hustler, D., Stronach, I., Beresford, E., Botcherby, S. and Rodrigo, M. "Room to manoeuvre: mobilising the 'active partner' in home-school relations." British Educational Research Journal 26, no. 5(2000) : 473-489. eScholarID:1b6087
  • Jones, L., McNamara, O. "The possibilities and constraints of multimedia as a basis for critical reflection." Cambridge Journal of Education 34, no. 3(2000) : 279-296. eScholarID:196057
  • McNamara, O., Rogers, B. "The roots of personal worth and the wings of self responsibility: a research-based enquiry into a business-education mentoring programme." Mentoring and Tutoring 8, no. 2(2000) . eScholarID:196059
  • Brown, T., McNamara, O., Jones, L. and Hanley, U. "Primary student teachers' understanding of mathematics and its teaching." British Educational Research Journal 25, no. 3(1999) : 299-322. eScholarID:1b6088

Conference contribution

  • Murray, J., Fowler, Z., McNamara, O., Jones, M. and Stanley, G. 2012. Faculty Learning, New Technologies and Emerging Communities of Practice. In AERA13 April 2012 - 17 April 2012. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. eScholarID:160413
  • McNamara, O., Boyd, P., Jones, M., Murray, J., Qasin, S. and Stanley, G. 2012. Professionalism rules OK? Governmentality, audit, and inspection in Initial Teacher Education. In AERA13 April 2012 - 17 April 2012. Vancouver, British Columbia. eScholarID:160412
  • McNamara, O., Howson, J., Gunter, H., Fryers,A. 2011. Gendered Patterns in Senior Leadership Teams. In American Educational Research Association08 April 2011 - 12 April 2011. New Orleans, Louisiana. eScholarID:151658
  • McNamara, O., Howson, J., Gunter, H., Fryers,A. 2010. BME teachers’ careers and leadership aspirations. In American Educational Research Association30 April 2010 - 04 May 2010. Denver, Colorado. eScholarID:151654
  • McNamara, O., Campbell, A. 2008. Developing Teacher Education Research Capacity. University of Technology, Sydney. eScholarID:2b1044
  • McNamara, O., Munn, P, Lingard, B. 2008. Research capacity building in the UK: the challenge and some solutions. In Australian Association of Research in Education30 November 2008 - 04 December 2008. eScholarID:2b1046
  • McNamara, O., Campbell, A. 2008. Sustaining Learning Communities. In Australian Association for Research In Education30 November 2008 - 04 December 2008. Brisbane. eScholarID:2b1045
  • McNamara, O., Campbell, A. 2007. Ways of telling: the use of practioners' stories to develop ethical practice. In American Educational Research Association09 April 2007 - 13 April 2007. Chicago. eScholarID:2b1043
  • McNamara, O., Campbell, A, Furlong, J, Lewis, S, Howson, J. 2006. Evaluation research in the public interest: evaluation of the National Partnership Project in England. In American Educational Research Association06 April 2006 - 11 April 2006. San Francisco, California. eScholarID:2b1041
  • McNamara, O., Lewis, S, Howson, J. 2006. Globalisation of the teacher workforce: recruitment of overseas trained teachers. In American Educational Research Association06 April 2006 - 11 April 2006. San Francisco, California. eScholarID:2b1042
  • McNamara, O., Campbell, A, Furlong, J, Lewis, S, Howson, J. 2005. Partnership in Initial Teacher Education in England: ten years on. In EARL, Corfu. eScholarID:2b1040
  • McNamara, O., Campbell, A, Furlong, J, Lewis, S, Howson, J. 2004. The National Partnership Project for Initial Teacher Education in England: an evaluation strategy. In ECER, Crete. eScholarID:2b1039
  • Williams, J S., McNamara, O., Corbin, B. and Stronach, I. 2002. From communities of collaborative practitioners to Commmunities of Inquirers? Teaching, reform and inquiry in a National Numeracy Programme for primary school mathematics. In American Educational Research Association. New Orleans. eScholarID:2b1038

Report

  • Donald Christie, Mark Donoghue, Gordon Kirk, Olwen McNamara, Ian Menter, Gemma Moss, James Noble-Rogers, Alis Oancea, Colin Rogers, Pat Thomson, Geoff Whitty. 2012. Prospects for Education Research in Education Departments in Higher Education Institutions in the UK. London: British Educational Research Association. eScholarID:196041
  • McNamara, O., Boyd, P., Jones, M., Murray, J., Quasim, S., Stanley, G. 2011. Initial Teacher Education Annual Self Evaluation: Review of the SED. London: UCET. eScholarID:123720
  • Ainscow M, Chapman C, Dyson A, Gunter H, Hall D, Kerr K, McNamara O, Muijs D, Raffo C and West M. 2011. Social Inequality: can schools narrow the gap?. Macclesfield, Cheshire: British Educational Research Association. eScholarID:196038
  • McNamara, O., Howson, J., Gunter, H., Fryers, A. 2010. No Job for a Woman? The impact of gender in school leadership. Birmingham: NASUWT. eScholarID:117528
  • McNamara, O., Howson, J., Gunter, H., Fryers, A. 2010. The leadership aspirations and careers of black and minority ethnic teachers. Birmingham: NASUWT/NCSL. eScholarID:117538
  • McNamara, O., Brundrett, M., Webb, R. 2008. Priminary Teachers: Initial teacher education, continuing professional development and school leadership development. Cambridge: University of Cambridge. eScholarID:5b283
  • McNamara, O., Howson, J, Gunter, H M., Onat-Stelma, Z. 2008. Women Teachers' Careers. eScholarID:5b282
  • McNamara, O., Howson, J, Lewis, S. 2005. The Recruitment of Overseas Teachers in England. eScholarID:5b281
  • Basit, T., Roberts, L., McNamara, O., Carrington, B., Maguire, M. and Woodrow, D. 2004. Reasons why minority ethnic trainess withdraw from initial teacher training. eScholarID:5b280
  • Hustler, D., McNamara, O., A Campbell, J. and Howson,J. 2003. Teachers' perceptions of continuing professional development. DfES RR429. London: DfES. eScholarID:160760
  • Hustler, D., McNamara, O., Campbell, A. and Howson, J. 2002. Teachers' Perceptions of Continuing Professional Development. London: DfES. eScholarID:5b279

Journal contribution

  • McNamara, O., Conteh, J. "Teaching and learning as a socio-cultural process." Education 3-13 36, no. 3(2008) : 203-205. eScholarID:196061

Other

  • McNamara, O., J Hodgen, B Jaworski, T Rowland. Developing mathematics teaching and teachers. A research monograph, http://www.mathsteachdev.maths-ed.org.uk. 2002. 100 pp.