Audrey Helen Osler

Audrey Helen Osler

Professor

Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag
Campus Drammen (5598)
My research addresses socio-political aspects of education, focusing in particular on young people’s human rights, participation and citizenship and on teachers' work and careers. I am interested in how education for democracy and diversity can be strengthened in both established democracies and in post conflict settings.

Ansvarsområder

  1. Diversity and Human Rights in Education (DIHRE) (co-director with Prof Trond Solhaug, NTNU);
  2. Human rights and schooling: reconciling cosmopolitan  ideals and national contraints
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Kompetanse

  • Education for democratic citizenship
  • Human rights education
  • Child rights in education
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
  • Post-conflict education

CV

Visit https://leeds.academia.edu/AudreyOsler or Researchgate  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Audrey_Osler for full publications list and to access other papers.

Recent and forthcoming publications 

2016 

Osler, A. (2016) Human rights and schooling: Cosmopolitan ideals and everyday realities. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

2015

Osler, A. (2015) Human rights education, postcolonial scholarship, and action for social justice. Theory and Research in Social Education 43(2): 244-274. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2015.1034393

Osler, A. (2015) The stories we tell: exploring narrative in education for justice and equality in multicultural societies. Multicultural Education Review 7(1): 12-25. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2005615X.2015.1048605

Osler, A. (2015) Giving voice to the voiceless in Israel. Times Higher Education, 16 July. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/giving-a-voice-to-the-voiceless-in-israel

Osler, A. & Starkey, H. (2015). Education for cosmopolitan citizenship: a framework for language learning. Argentinian Journal of Applied Linguistics 3 (2): http://www.faapi.org.ar/ajal/home.html

2014

Lindquist, H. Lybaek, L. & Osler, A. (2014) Nasjonsbygging i skolen. Drammens Tidende, 10. https://www.academia.edu/7141360/NASJONSBYGGING_I_SKOLEN

Osler, A. (2014) 人權教育與世界公民:理論探討及其在不同社會文化背景之應用[Human rights education and cosmopolitan citizenship: theoretical considerations and their application in differing socio-cultural contexts]. Taiwan Human Rights Journal , 2(3): 3-18. http://www.taiwanhrj.org/contents/zh_tw/4/8

Osler, A. & Lybaek, L. (2014) Educating ‘the new Norwegian we’: an examination of national and cosmopolitan education policy discourses in the context of extremism and Islamophobia Oxford Review of Education 40 (5): 543-566. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2014.946896

Osler, A. (2014) Identitet, demokrati og mangfold i skoler: nasjonale og internasjonale perspektive, in: J. Madsen, J. & H. Biseth (eds) Må vi snakke om demokrati? Om demokratisk praksis i skolen. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. pp. 46-62.

Osler, A. (2014) Human rights, scholarship and action for change, in: Grant, C and Zwier, E. (eds) Intersectionality and Urban Education: Identities, Policies, Spaces & Power. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp. 249-265. http://www.amazon.com/Intersectionality-Urban-Education-Identities-Policies/dp/1623967325

Osler, A. (2014) Democracy and diversity in schools: recognising political realities and re-imagining the nation. EWC Statement Series Fourth Issue. Oslo: European Wergeland Centre. http://www.theewc.org/statement/democracy.and.diversity.in.schools.recognising.political.realities.and.re.imagining.the.nation.

Osler, A. (2014) Norway’s quiet revolution. Times Higher Education 17 July. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinion/norways-quiet-revolution/2014481.article

Starkey, H., Akar, B., Jerome, L & Osler, A. (2014) Power, pedagogy and participation: ethics and pragmatics in research with young people. Research in Comparative and International Education 9 (4): 426-440. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/rcie.2014.9.4.426

2013

Osler, A. (2013) Bringing human rights back home: Learning from "Superman" and addressing live political issues at school. The Social Studies 104:2, 67-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00377996.2012.687408

Osler, A. & Starkey, H. (2013) Mandarin translation of Changing Citizenship: democracy and inclusion in education. Singapore: McGraw Hill Asia.

Osler A. & Yahya, C. (2013) Challenges and complexity in human rights education: teachers’ understandings of democratic participation and gender equity in post-conflict Kurdistan-Iraq. Education Inquiry 4 (1): 189-210. http://www.education-inquiry.net/index.php/edui/article/view/22068

Osler, A. & Yahya, C. (2013). Human rights education in Kurdistan, Iraq: enabling teachers to contribute to processes of gender equality, democracy, development. In: A. Heshmati, A.Dilani & S.M.J. Baban (Eds.) Perspectives in Kurdistan’s Economy and Society in Transition Vol.2. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 433-457.

2012

Ahmad, N., Lybaek, L. Mohammed, I. & Osler, A. (2012) Democracy and diversity: teaching for human rights and citizenship in post-conflict Iraqi Kurdistan. Race Equality Teaching 30(3).

Osler, A (2012)  Citizenship Education and Diversity, J.A. Banks. (Ed)  Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Sage.

Osler, A (2012)  Citizenship Education in Europe,  J. A. Banks. (Ed)  Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Sage.

Osler, A (2012) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Education, J.A. Banks. (Ed)  Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Sage.

Osler, A. (2012) Teaching for inclusive citizenship, peace and human rights. In P. Cowan & H. Maitles (eds) The Challenge of Teaching Controversial Issues in the Classroom: Key Issues and Debates. London: Continuum. pp 71-83.

Osler, A. (2012) Higher education, human rights and inclusive citizenship, in: T.N. Basit and S. Tomlinson (eds.) Social inclusion and higher education. Bristol and Chicago, IL: Policy Press. pp 295-312.

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