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Name Professor Marilyn Osborn
Job title Emeritus Professor
Department School of Education University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, MPhil(Lond), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies British Educational Research Association (BERA)
British Association of International and Comparative Research in Education (BAICE)
Comparative Education Society in Europe
Keywords teachers' work
professional identity
pupil perspectives on learning
comparative education
adult learning
qualitative research
Areas of expertise My interests include sociology of education, particularly teachers' work and professional identity, pupil perspectives on learning and comparative education and adult learning.

I have directed or co-directed several ESRC funded projects: these include Systems, Teachers, and Educational Policy (STEP), Quality in Experiences of Schooling Trans-Nationally (QUEST) and Education and National Culture: a comparative study of attitudes to secondary schooling (ENCOMPASS) and a study funded by QCA comparing primary school children's learning strategies in England and France. I was also the Senior Researcher on the ESRC funded PACE project (Primary Assessment, Curriculum and Experience)and directed the transfer strand on the ESRC funded HSKE (Home, School Knowledge Exchange project).

Other research included the European Union project on The Management of Human Resources in Education with research collaborators in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Canada.
Languages (other than English)
French spoken   
Media experience One television programme on education, based on my research

Interviews with national press about several research projects.