Authored Books

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Davies, L (2014) Unsafe Gods, Security Secularism and schooling Stoke-on-Trent IOEPress/Trentham books

Davies, L (2008) Educating against extremism Stoke-on-Trent Trentham books

Davies,L. Harber, C and Schweisfurth, M (2005) Democratic Professional Development: a Guidebook for supervisors and inspectors of education Centre for International Education and Research, Birmingham

Davies, L (2004) Conflict and Education: Complexity and Chaos London: Routledge. Awarded Society of Education Studies best book award for 2004.

Davies, L, Harber, C and Schweisfurth, M (2002) Democracy Through Teacher Education: A Guidebook for use with student teachers Centre for International Education and Research, Birmingham

Davies, L and Kirkpatrick, G (2000) The EURIDEM Project: A Review of Pupil Democracy in Europe London: Children”s Rights Alliance

Davies, L and Harber, C (1997) School Management and Effectiveness in Developing Countries: The Post-bureaucratic School London: Cassell 189pp; reprinted 2002 by Continuum Press Davies, L (1995) Study Skills in Teacher Education Macmillan 91 (A4) pp

Davies, L (1994) Beyond Authoritarian School Management: The Challenge for Transparency Education Now 86pp

Davies, L and Gunawardena, C (1992) Women and Men in Educational Management: An International Inquiry IIEP Paris 134pp

Davies, L (1990) Equity and Efficiency? School Management in an International Context Falmer Press 232pp

Davies, L (1984) Pupil Power: Deviance and Gender in School Falmer Press 212pp

Edited Book Collections and Monographs

Davies, L (2017)   The Power of a Transitional Justice Approach to Education.  Studies on Education and Transitional Justice, New York: International Centre for Transitional Justice

Davies, L (2016) Lessons for a new policy in a post conflict context: Review of the 2008 Sri Lankan national policy on peace and social cohesion (UNICEF funded)

Davies, L (2015) (with Gross)The Contested Role of Education in Conflict and Fragility (Sense)

Gross, Z, Davies, L and Daab, K (2013) Gender, Religion and Education in a chaotic postmodern world Diordrecht: Springer

Davies, L and Talbot, C (2008) Teaching and Learning in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies Comparative Education Special Edition

Davies, L et al (2004) Researching Civil Renewal (Scoping papers for the Home Office Civil Renewal Unit), University of Birmingham

Davies, L, Harber, C and Schweisfurth, M (2002) Democracy and Authoritarianism in Education Comparative Education Special Edition

Davies, L Schweisfurth, M and Harber C (eds) (2002) Learning Democracy and Citizenship: International Experiences Oxford: Symposium

Davies L, (2000) Citizenship Education and Human Rights Education: Key Concepts and Debates London: British Council

Davies,L (2000) Citizenship Education and Human Rights Education: An International Overview London: British Council

Davies, L (1998) Global Goals and Own-Goals in Education Birmingham: Development Education Centre

Davies, L (ed) (1997) Democratic Discipline, Democratic Lives: Educating Citizens for a Changing World Conference Collection, Birmingham: Institute for Democracy in Education

Davies, L & Osler, A (eds) (1994) Teacher Education and Equal Rights Ed.Review/ Carfax

Davies, L & Harber, C (eds) (1990) Development Through Education: Learning from Experience IJED/Pergamon

Davies, L, Williams, J & Cocking C (1988) Words or Deeds? Equal Opportunities Policies in Higher Education London: Commission for Racial Equality

Davies, L & Oram, R (eds) (1988) Education and National Development: Emergent Realities Ed. Review/Carfax

Articles in Refereed Journals

(2017) Justice-sensitive education: the implications of transitional justice mechanisms for teaching and learning Comparative Education

(2016) ‘Wicked Problems: How Complexity Science Helps Direct Education Responses to Preventing Violent Extremism’ Journal of Strategic Security 9,4, 32-52

(2016) The Politics of Peace Education in Post-Conflict Countries’ in A.Langer and G Brown (eds) Building Sustainable Peace: Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding Oxford: OUP

(2016) Security, Extremism and Education: Safeguarding or Surveillance? British Journal of Educational Studies 64,1, pp1-19

(2015) ‘Secularism for Development’ International Journal for Educational Development in Africa 2,1, 41-61

(2014) ‘One size does not fit all: complexity, religion, secularism and education’. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 34,2, pp184-199

(2013) “Education, Change and Peacebuilding”. FriEnt Publication. BMZ, Bonn: Working Group on Peace and Development

(2012) “Mentoring in relation to Violent Extremism: a study of role, purpose and outcomes” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 35, 5, p354-368

(2011) “Security, secularism and schooling” Compare41,3

(2010)”Conflict, Radicalisation and Freedom of Speech” Forum 21: European Journal on Child and Youth Research, 5, pp36-42

(2010) “The potential of human rights education for conflict prevention and security” Intercultural Education, 21 (5) pp463 -471

(2010) “The Difference Faces of Education in Conflict” Development 53 (4) pp491-497

(2009) “Educating Against Extremism: Towards a critical politicisation of young people” International Review of Education 55, pp183-203

(2008) “Gender, Education, Extremism and Security” Compare 38,5, pp611-626

(2006) “Understanding the education-war interface” Forced Migration Review, July

(2006) ‘Global Citizenship: Abstraction or Framework for Action?’ Educational Review 58, 1, pp 5-25

(2005) “Schools and War: Urgent Agendas for International and Comparative Education” Compare 35,4, pp 357-371

(2005) “Evaluating the Link between Conflict and Education” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 2,2,pp42-58

(2005) “Teaching about Conflict through Citizenship Education” International Journal of Citizenship and Teacher Education 1, 2 17-34

(2004) “Comparative Education in a Globalised World” Comparative Education Bulletin

(2004) “Rebuilding a Civic Culture Post-Conflict” London Review of Education 2,3 pp229-244

(2003) ‘Educational Decentralisation in Malawi: a study of process’ Compare 33,1

(2002) “Possibilities and Limits for Democratisation in Education” Comparative Education 38,3

(2001) “Education, Social Identity and Conflict” Educational Practice and Theory, 23,1 pp5-24

(2001) (with R.Mirembe) “Is Schooling a Risk? Gender, Power Relations and School Culture in Uganda” Gender and Education 13,4 pp 401-416

(2001) “Citizenship, Education and Contradiction”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 22,2

(2000) “The Future of Education: international perspectives” Educational Review, 52, 2

(1999) “Researching Democratic Understanding in the Primary School Research in Education May

(1999) “Comparing Definitions of Democracy in Education” Compare 29,2

(1999) “Citizenship Education in a Global Context” Development Education Journal Vol 6 No 1

(1998) “The Implications of Britain rejoining UNESCO” Journal for International Education, 9.1.

(1998) “The Role of the University in the promotion of Democracy” Perspectives Vol 7

(1997) “Tensions in teacher training for school effectiveness: the case of Pakistan” School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 8,2, pp254-266

(1994) (with Z.Iqbal) “The Grant of Autonomy to Educational Institutions In Pakistan” Journal of Education Policy 9,3 pp197-210

(1994) “”Focussing on Equal Rights in Teacher Education” Educational Review Special Issue 46, 2. pp109-120

(1994) “The Management and Mismanagement of School Effectiveness” Compare 24,3, pp205-216. Also reprinted in J.Turner (ed) The State and The School: An International Perspective

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(1994) “Can Students make a difference? International perspectives on transformative education” International Studies in Sociology of Education4,1,pp43-56

(1994) “Gender and Education Management in Developing Nations” International Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd edition, Pergamon, pp2419-2423

(1993) “Teachers as Implementers or Subversives” International Journal of Educational Development 12,4, pp161-170

(1992) “School Power Cultures under Economic Constraint” Educational Review 43, 2, pp127-136

(1992) “Where are the Women in Educational Management?” Forum for Advancing Basic Education and Literacy 1,4 pp13-15

(1991) (with J. Omokhodian) “Perceptions of Equal Opportunities in Nigerian Schools” Compare 21,1 pp73-83

(1990) “Verdict on the Nicely Maintained Sector” Education Now Issue 11, Winter

(1989) “Gender and Educational Administration in Third World Countries” International Encyclopedia of Education Supp.Vol.1, ed. T Husen & T Postlethwaite pp 367-371

(1988) “Contradictions of control: lessons from exploring teachers’ work in Botswana” Int. Journal of Ed. Development 8,4 pp292-303

(1987) “Research Dilemmas concerning Gender and the Management of Education in Third World Countries” Comparative Education 23,1, pp87-96

(1986) “Women, Educational Management and the Third World; A Comparative Framework for Analysis” Int. Journal of Ed. Development 6,1, pp61-75

(1986) “Policies on Inequality in the Third World : Dependency or Autonomy? British Journal of Sociology of Education 7,2, pp191-204

(1986) “Are You an Equal Opportunities Lecturer? Teaching News October

(1984) Political Education, Gender and the Art of the Possible” Educational Review 36,2 pp187-197

(1980) “The Social Construction of Low Achievement” in E Raybould et al (eds) Helping the Low Achiever in the Secondary School Ed. Review Special Edition

(1978) “The View From the Girls” Educational Review 30,2, Special Edition The Learner’s Viewpoint, pp103-109

(1975) “A Review of Schooling and Sex Roles” Educational Review 27,3 pp165-178

Chapters in edited collections

(2013) “School Leadership in Angola” in S.Clarke (ed) School-level Leadership in Post-new War Societies: The importance of context Routledge

(2012) “The Challenges for Education of Protracted Displacement in Sri Lanka” in A. Smith and C.Smith (eds) “International Displaced Persons in Sri Lanka ed A and C Smith Education and Internally Displaced People, Continuum

(2012) “Educating the Roma : Towards a Human Rights-Based Approach” in C Sleeter, S B Upadhyay, A K Mishra & S Kumar (eds) School Education, Pluralism and Marginality Orient Black Swan

(2011) “Teaching about Conflict through citizenship education” in H.Alexander, H.Pinson and Y.Yonah (eds) Citizenship, Education and Social Conflict: Israeli Political Education in Global Perspective New York/Oxford: Routledge

(2010) “Zum ambivalenten Verhältnis von Schule und Gewalt” in S.Kurtenbach and S.Huhn (eds) Jugendliche in Gewaltsamen Lebenswelten (Youth in Violent Life Circumstances) Bonn: Nomos/Development and Peace Foundation

(2009) “The Place of Higher Education in Improving Human Rights and Governance” in D,Stephens (ed) Higher Education and International Capacity Building Symposium Books

(2009) (with Hiromi Yamashita) “The London Secondary School Councils Action Research Project” in B.Percy-Smith and N.Thomas (eds) A Handbook of Children and Young People”s Participation Routledge

(2009) (with Hiromi Yamashita and Chris Williams) “Assessing the Benefits of Students” Participation” in S.Cox, A. Robinson-Pant, C,Dyer and M.Schweisfurth (eds) Children as Decision-Makers in Education Continuum

(2007) (with Julie Leoni) “Conflict Resolution within Schools” in Hicks, D and Holden, C (eds) Teaching the Global Dimension: Key Principles and Effective Practice London: RoutledgeFalmer

(2006) “Conflict Resolution” in Leach, F and Dunne, M (eds) Education in the 21st Century: Conflict, Reconstruction and Reconciliation Symposium

(2004) “Preparation of Young People for Active Citizenship” in Researching Civil Renewal University of Birmingham

(2004) “Concepts in Civil Renewal” in Researching Civil Renewal University of Birmingham

(2003) (with Clive Harber) “Effective Leadership for War and Peace” in M.Brundrett , N.Burton and R.Smith (eds) Leadership in Education London: Sage

(2002) ‘The democratisation of teacher education’ in E.Thomas (ed) World Yearbook of Education: Teacher Education: Dilemmas and Prospects London: Kogan Page

(2002) ‘Pupil Voice In Europe’ in Schweisfurth, M., Davies L. and Harber C (eds)

(2002) Learning Democracy and Citizenship: International Experiences Oxford: Symposium

(2001) “Development, Democracy and Deviance” in Demaine, J (ed) Sociology of Education Today London: Macmillan

(2000) “Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Study of School Management” in Alexander, R and Broadfoot, P (eds) Learning from Comparing: New Directions in Comparative Research, Vol 2, Oxford: Symposium Books

(2000) “The control of educational democracy internationally” in A.Osler (ed) Citizenship and Democracy in Schools: diversity, identity, equality Stoke on Trent: Trentham books

(2000) “Citizens of the School: International Agendas in Gender and Democracy” Arnot, M and Dillabough, J Challenging Democracy: International Perspectives on Gender, Education and Citizenship London: Routledge

(1998) “Democratic practice, gender and school management” in P.Drake and P.Owen (eds) Gender and Management Issues in Education: an international perspective Trentham books

(1997) “Teacher Education, Gender and Development” in C.Brock (ed) Global Perspectives on Teacher Education Oxford: Triangle

(1997) “The rise of the school effectiveness movement” in J.White and M.Barber (eds) Perspectives on School Improvement London: Institute of Education

(1997) “Democratic Schooling, Transformation and Development” in J Lynch, C.Modgil and S.Modgil (eds) Education and Development: Tradition and Innovation Vol 1 Concepts, Approaches and Assumptions, Cassell

(1997) “The Case for Leaderless Schools” in K.Watson, C Modgil and S.Modgil(eds) Educational Dilemmas: Debate and Diversity Vol 3 Power and Responsibility in Education Cassell

(1997) “Doing Justice: Education and Gender Relations in Africa” in T.Scrase (ed) Social Justice and Third World Education Garland

(1996) “Interviews and the Study of School Management” in Crossley, M and Vulliamy, G. Qualitative Research in Developing Countries: Educational Perspectives Garland

(1995) “International Indicators of Democratic Schools” in Harber, C (ed) Developing Democratic Education Education Now

(1994) “Using Personal Journals as Assessment” in S.Butterfield (Ed) Qualifying Teachers: Assessing Professional Work Ed.Review Headline Series

(1989) “New Policies for Disadvantaged and Minority Groups” in New Directions for Overseas Students in the 90s Proceedings of BATROE Conference, Cardiff

(1987) “Racism and Sexism” in S Delamont (ed) The Primary School Teacher Falmer Press

(1987) “The Professional is Practical” in J Goldsmith & M Wright (eds) Knowing Women: Women and Educational Alternatives Worldwide Third World First /WUS

(1987) “Sexism and Deviance in School” in T Booth and D Coulby (eds) Producing and Reducing Disaffection Open University Press

(1984) “Alternatives in Education from the Third World” in C Harber, R Meighan and B Roberts (eds) Alternative Educational Futures Holt, Rinehart and Winston

(1984) “Gender and Comprehensive Schooling” in S Ball (ed) Comprehensive Schooling Falmer Press

(1984) “Ethnography and Status” in R Burgess (ed) Field Methods in the Study of Education Falmer Press

(1983) “Gender, Resistance and Power” in L Barton and S Walker (eds) Gender, Class and Education Falmer Press

(1979) “Deadlier Than the Male” in L Barton & R Meighan (eds) Schools, Pupils and Deviance Nafferton Press


(2012) Promoting Education in Countries affected by Fragility and/or Conflict Synthesis of case studies of German Development Cooperation. GIZ (Afghanistan, DRC, Guinea, Guatemala, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka)

(2011) Global Evaluation synthesis of work in Afghanistan, Angola, Nepal and Southern Sudan Save The Children

(2011) Understanding Education”s Role in Fragility: Synthesis of four situational analyses of education and fragility: Afghanistan, Bosnia& Herzegovina, Cambodia, Liberia. IIEP Research Reports, Paris: UNESCO

(2011) Promoting Education in Countries affected by conflict/fragility: Sri Lanka Case Study. GTZ

(2010) Key Evaluation Findings of the West Midlands 1-2-1 Mentoring Project (with Basia Spalek)

(2009) Capacity Development in Education in Fragile Contexts Briefing Paper for ETF/GTZ/INEE

(2009) A Human Rights Based Approach to Roma Education Briefing Paper for the Decade of Roma Education, UNICEF

(2007) Our Schools, Our Changes, Our Future: Baseline Primary Education Research in Angola

(2007) School Councils: School Improvement Report on London Secondary School Councils Action Research Project (LSSCARP), School Councils UK

(2009) (with C.Harber, M.Schweisfurth, H.Yamashita, C.Williams) Educating in Emergencies in South Asia: Reducing the Risks facing Vulnerable ChildrenCIER/ UNICEF

(2006) Inspiring Schools: Impact and Outcomes: Taking up the Challenge of Pupil Participation Research Review for Carnegie Trust

(2004) Global Citizenship Education: The Needs of Teachers and Learners Report of DFID funded project

(2003) Report of the Global Review of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Report to UNESCO, Paris

(2002) DfEE Support to the University of Pristina: Project Evaluation Report to DfES/British Council.

(2002) (with Clive Harber) The Chiradzulu Initiative: The Process of Change in the District Education Office in a Context of Decentralisation Report to DFID, Malawi

(2001) Curriculum Harmonisation in Brcko District, Bosnia-Herzegovina Report to EC/CfBT

(2001) DFEE Support to the University of Pristina: Needs Assessment Report to DFEE/British Council

(2000) Integration of Gender into Policy and decision-making in the Ministry of Education (Palestine). Two part report to British Council

(1999) Education in Kosovo Report to British Council (40pp)

(1999) A Summary of Developments in Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Key Countries Report commissioned by British Council

(1998) School Councils and Pupil Exclusions School Councils UK

(1995) Base-Line Survey of Secondary Education: Report to Uganda Ministry of Education on ODA funded INSSTEP project 93pp

(1995) Performance Indicators in Regional Offices and Schools Report to Zimbabwe Government on Education Sector Research 43pp

(1995) (with M.Ormston and M.Rashid) The Organisational Structure and Processes of the Provincial Education System Report to Pakistan Government on the Reform Programme 84pp

(1995) (with Z Mahmood and M. Ormston) The Financial Management of Secondary and Intermediate Education Report to Pakistan Government on the Reform Programme 110pp

(1994) Restructuring Secondary and Intermediate Education Report to Pakistan Government on the Reform Programme 48pp

(1993) Female Access to Primary Education in Pakistan Report to British Council on consultancy 23pp

(1991) Birmingham / Botswana : Women in Development Link Report to British Council on 2 week programme 19pp

(1991) Women in Development in the University of Sierra Leone Report to British Council on consultancy 27pp

(1989) Workshops on Gender & Education and Women & Employment at the University of Botswana Report to British Council on training visit 45pp

(1988) Women’s Studies at the University of Botswana Report to British Council on consultancy 32pp