|Deputy Executive Dean, People and Culture in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health|
|Professor; Deputy Executive Dean, People and Culture in the School of Education||CB0003||+44 (0) 191 33 48357|
Oakleigh is Deputy Executive Dean, People and Culture in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, and a Professor in the School of Education. She teaches on the MA courses Intercultural and International Education, Intercultural Communicatin and International Development and Education. Before joining Durham in September 2014, Oakleigh was a Lecturer in Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge, where she lectured and supervised on the Undergraduate course and on the Politics Development and Democratic Education Masters and the Research in Second Language Education Masters programme.
Oakleigh graduated with a sociology and politics degree from Sciences Po Paris in France, holds an M.Phil from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences in Cambridge on the sociology and politics of European society, and completed her Ph.D in Sociology of Education within the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
Oakleigh was actively involved in the first two stages of the Bell Foundation funded project on Educational Achievement, Language Education and Disadvantage (EALead) at the University of Cambridge.
Oakleigh’s areas of research focus on the relationship of education to issues of language, religion, immigration, integration, globalisation, identity, gender and citizenship. She is interested in developing cross-national research and methodologies to conduct research with diverse communities in European countries. Theoretically, her work is mainly inspired by the works of Paul Ricoeur, Frantz Fanon and Pierre Bourdieu to investigate the intersection between wider structures and the subjectivities of young immigrants’ identities and experiences.
Another key area of Oakleigh’s work is Global Citizenship Education, which she has approached through a variety of perspectives, ranging from theoretically-based discussions to large scale survey data analysis. She was an invited speaker on the topic of Global Citizenship at Sciences Po Paris and the Palais de Tokyo, as part of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE).
Interested in the theory and the practice of Global Citizenship Education, she has also been actively involved in Ustinov College’s Global Citizenship programme and in the development of the Global Citizenship component of the Durham Award.
Her recent interdisciplinary research project, funded by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), evaluates the impact of elements of Global Citizenship Education on young people’s attitudes towards diversity, tolerance, and political participation. This project brought together perspectives from sociology of education and economics to analyse data from the 2016 International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS). Using logit and multinomial logit type models, this research project analysed data across 23 countries, which included 2,500 observations for each country
Information for prospective doctoral research student supervisions
Oakleigh would be pleased to hear from potential students with research interests in the field of comparative and cross-national studies; immigration, diversity and integration; identity, gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, language and religion; decolonising the curriculum; English as an additional language in schools; global citizenship social theory; intercultural and international education.
* Immigration, diversity, multiculturalism, political and social integration
* Globalisation and citizenship
* Identity, gender, race, ethnicity, language, religion
* Decolonising the curriculum
* Intercultural and international education
* Language, migration and social integration
* English as an additional language in school
* Comparative and cross-national studies
* Social theory (Pierre Bourdieu, Paul Ricoeur, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt)
- Welply, O. (2022). Immigration, integration and education: children of immigrants in France and England. Routledge
- Evans, M., Schneider, C., Arnot, M., Fisher, L., Forbes, K., Liu, Y., & Welply, O. (2020). Language Development and Social Integration of Students with English as an Additional Language. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108656047
Chapter in book
- Welply, O. Migration and Education in the media: a discourse analysis of the press in France and England. In D. Devine, H. Pinson, & N. Bhunar (Eds.), Research Handbook on Migration and Mobility. Edward Elgar Publishing
- Welply, O. (in press). Migration and Education in the media: a discourse analysis of the press in France and England. In D. Devine, H. Pinson, & N. Buhnar (Eds.), Research Handbook on Migration and Mobility. Edward Elgar Publishing
- Welply, O. (2019). Diversity and inclusion in the classroom: young immigrant’s perspectives in France and England. In M. Schuelka, C. Johnstone, G. Thomas, & A. Artiles (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of inclusion and diversity in education (365-379). SAGE Publications
- Welply, O. (2019). Inclusion and Migration. In G. Noblit (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of education. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.145
- Welply, O. (2017). An exploration of immigrant-background children's identities and their ideas of place in relation to their global imaginaries and languages. In D. Stevens, & D. Lockney (Eds.), Students, Places, and Identities in English and the Arts: Creative spaces in education. (1). Routledge
- Arnot, M., Schneider, C., & Welply, O. (Eds.). (2016). Education, Mobilities and Migration: People, Ideas and Resources. Routledge
- Welply, O. (2023). English as an additional language (EAL): decolonising provision and practice. The Curriculum Journal, 34(1), 62-82. https://doi.org/10.1002/curj.182
- McCusker, S., & Welply, O. (2021). C.O.A.C.H: A cross-national study of coach training for teachers across 5 countries. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 14(1), 39-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/17521882.2020.1735463
- Welply, O. (2020). Inclusion across borders: young immigrants in France and England. Forum for international research in education, 6(1), 40-63. https://doi.org/10.32865/fire202061182
- Nygren, T., Kronlid, D., Larsson, E., Novak, J., Bentrovato, D., Wasserman, J., …Guath, M. (2020). Global Citizenship Education for Global Citizenship? Students’ Views on Learning About, Through, and For Human Rights, Peace, and Sustainable Development in England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sweden. Journal of social science education (Internet), 19(4), 63-97. https://doi.org/10.4119/jsse-3464
- Nolgard, O., Nygren, T., Tibbits, F., Anamika, A., Bentrovato, D., Enright, P., …Welply, O. (2020). A global history in a global world? Human rights in History Education in the Global North and South. Historical encounters, 7(1), 24-49
- Welply, O. (2019). A crisis in education? An Arendtian perspective on citizenship and belonging in France and England. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40(6), 759-775. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2019.1592661
- Welply, O. (2019). Global Imaginaries: re-thinking possibilities for GCE. ZEP. Zeitschrift für internationale Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik, 42(4), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.31244/zep.2019.04.05
- Welply, O. (2018). ‘I’m not being offensive but…’: intersecting discourses of discrimination towards Muslim children in school. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(3), 370-389. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2017.1294569
- Welply, O. (2017). ‘My language … I don’t know how to talk about it’: children’s views on language diversity in primary schools in France and England. Language and Intercultural Communication, 17(4), 437-454. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1368145
- Welply, O. (2015). Re-imagining Otherness: An exploration of the global imaginaries of children from immigrant backgrounds in primary schools in France and England. European Educational Research Journal, 14(5), 430-453. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474904115603733
- Arnot, M., Schneider, C., & Welply, O. (2013). Education, mobilities and migration : people, ideas and resources. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 43(5), 567-579
- Welply, O. (2010). Language difference and identity in multicultural classrooms: the views of 'immigrant- background' children in French and English primary schools. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 40(3), 345-358
- Welply, O., Taamouti, A., & Bracons Font, G. (2019). Evaluating The Impact Of Global Citizenship Education On Young People’s Attitudes Towards Equality, Diversity And Tolerance. [No known commissioning body]
- Arnot, M., Schneider, C., Evans, M., Liu, Y., Welply, O., & Davies-Tutt, T. (2014). School approaches to the education of EAL students: Language development, social integration and achievement. [No known commissioning body]