Fundamental British Values

One of CEPA’s main areas of research is on fundamental British Values in education policy and practice.

This strand sits within our Citizenship, Social Cohesion and Social Change programme and brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from across a number of fields. These include:

  • Politics and Contemporary History (Joseph Maslen)
  • Literary and Critical Theory (Alan Hodkinson, Ian Stronach)
  • Early Childhood and Special Educational Needs (Babs Anderson, Ella Houston, Harriet Pattison)
  • Religion and Values (Philip Bamber)

Members of the team have presented their research at several high-profile events, including a plenary session of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, undertaken as part of CEPA’s ongoing Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Illinois. Papers published by members can be found in, among others, the Journal of Education Policy, the British Journal of Educational Studies, and as a special issue of the International Review of Qualitative Inquiry.


Dr Babs Anderson, Assoc. Prof Phil Bamber, Assoc. Prof Alan Hodkinson, Dr Ella Houston, Dr Joseph Maslen, Dr Harriet Pattison