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Sharon Clancy

Assistant Professor - Educational Leadership and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Sharon Clancy is Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Management. From 2016 to 2019 she was Senior Research Fellow in adult education/lifelong learning on the ENLIVEN project at the University of Nottingham. She completed her PhD in 2017, examining a historic adult residential college in its political and societal context. Her writing focuses on education, class and culture, alongside cognitive and social justice issues. A voluntary sector leader before entering academia, Sharon was CEO of Mansfield Council for Voluntary Services fro 2000 to 2007. She is currently Chair of the Raymond Williams Foundation and a trustee of ARVAC (Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community sector). She was Head of Community Partnerships at the University of Nottingham (2007-13), acting as the university's strategic lead on public and community engagement with research.

Sharon speaks regularly on political/radical adult education and has acted as keynote for Soundings events, at The World Transformed, for the RWF and for Learning Link Scotland/Scottish TUC.

Teaching Summary

Educational Leadership and Management

- Leading Learning

- Practice Based Inquiry

- Issues in Educational Leadership

Selected Publications

  • 2020. The Upskilling Pathway Pages 145-163 Clancy, Sharon (et al.). In: Europe’s Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy: Using an Instruments Approach 1. Palgrave Macmillan. XXXVIII, 474
  • 2020. The Response of the United Kingdom (England and Scotland) to Youth Guarantee Pages 393-417 Clancy, Sharon (et al.). In: Europe's Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy: Using an Instruments Approach 1. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2020. Adult and Further Education: the impact of austerity on life chances and well-being. In: Education System Design: Foundations, Policy Options and Consequences Routledge Taylor Francis.. (In Press.)
  • 2020. Book review, Sally Davison and Katharine Harris ‘(eds)’; The Neo-liberal Crisis – a Soundings Collection. Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism. (In Press.)
  • 2020. The Upskilling Pathway Pages 145-163 Clancy, Sharon (et al.). In: Europe’s Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy: Using an Instruments Approach 1. Palgrave Macmillan. XXXVIII, 474
  • 2020. The Response of the United Kingdom (England and Scotland) to Youth Guarantee Pages 393-417 Clancy, Sharon (et al.). In: Europe's Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy: Using an Instruments Approach 1. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2020. Adult and Further Education: the impact of austerity on life chances and well-being. In: Education System Design: Foundations, Policy Options and Consequences Routledge Taylor Francis.. (In Press.)
  • 2020. Critical thinking for critical times Post-16 Educator. April to June 2020(99), 18 – 20
  • 2020. Book review, Sally Davison and Katharine Harris ‘(eds)’; The Neo-liberal Crisis – a Soundings Collection. Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism. (In Press.)
  • 2019. In: BOEREN, E. & JAMES, N. (EDS.), ed., Being an adult learner in austere times.: The Message or the Bottle? Community, associationism and adult learning as “part of the process of social change
  • 2019. Workshop: Young Adults, Data & Artificial Intelligence Chair: Sharon Clancy, John Holford, Claire Palmer (University of Nottingham) Ellen Boeren (University of Glasgow); In: SCUTREA Conference 2019.
  • 2019. Reconstruction and innovation: workshop on the work of the Centenary Commission on adult education and #AdultEducation100 In: UALL Conference: Lifelong Learning and Innovation.
  • 2019. Rethinking the lifelong learning policy process: ENLIVEN, Maslow, young adults and artificial intelligence. In: UALL Conference Lifelong Learning and Innovation.
  • 2019. Adult education funding, civil society and the state: boldness and compromise in the 1918 Education Act and the 1919 Report on Adult Education In: Public intellectuals and education in a changing society – Society for Educational Studies 4th Annual Colloquium.
  • 2019. Pamphlet: 100 years of radical adult education in Scotland: building hope for the future. The Centenary Commission and the future of adult education – learning from a radical past Stirling School of Education.
  • 2018. Communities of learning and critical consciousness in the digital age In: Proceedings of the 47th Annual SCUTREA Conference.
  • 2018. The time traveller’s life: why oral history is so vital inTuitionResearch.
  • 2018. Being a ‘backward traveller’: the politics of life history. Post-16 Educator.
  • 2018. Raymond Williams: Adult Education and the Public Intellectual Raymond Williams Society.
  • 2017. Utopianism and the New Age – Sir George Trevelyan and the Shropshire Adult Education College: As part of Symposium with John Field and John Holford - Adult education and the education of character In: SCUTREA Conference 2017.
  • 2017. Social capital, bounded agency and fuzzy logic: making data work in real world applications In: 1st European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science: Inequality and Imbalance.
  • 2017. "It breeds a thing of openness”: How residential adult education transforms learning and lives
  • 2016. Book Review - Distress in the city: racism, fundamentalism and a democratic education. International Journal of Lifelong Education. 351-353
  • 2015. The Politics of Public Engagement - Reclaiming community? Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement. 8(1), 160–66
  • 2011. Measuring the social impact of schools outreach. In: Arts and humanities academics in schools: mapping the pedagogical interface Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Mapping interstices of the globalised curriculum landscape: The identity and agency of academics London Review of Education. (In Press.)

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