Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall

BA(Auck), BEd(Massey), DipSLT(Massey), MEd(Melbourne), PhD(Melbourne)

Associate Professor, Comparative Education

Email:

Phone: +61 2 9351 6356

Fax: +61 2 9351 4580

Building.Room: A35.528

Research interests

Educational history, sociology and philosophy

  • Sociology of education

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • International and comparative education


Professional biography

Nigel Bagnall has extensive professional and consulting experience in a wide range of educational settings. His work in international schools and his research on the International Baccalaureate has established his reputation in the field of international curriculum in cross-cultural settings. His current research interests include education and belonging, global identity, youth transition and the role of international schools as agents for change.

Nigel has published six books on a range of subjects. Youth Transition (2005), International Schools (2008), the International Baccalaureate (2010) and a major Sociology of Education text, Education Change and Society (2007 and 2nd edn. 2010). Education and Belonging was published in 2012.

He is currently working on a further book in Portuguese on the system of education in Brazil after spending five months as a visiting Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. He is also working on his seventh book, Global Identity, due for publication in 2013.

Nigel worked in international schools in Paris, London and Melbourne before entering academia in 1994. He speaks fluent French, a little German, Italian and Spanish and his recent work in Brazil is improving his Portuguese rapidly.

He has successfully supervised over 30 research higher degree completions as Supervisor or Associate and enjoys working in this role. His French cotutelle student, Marlene Lebretton recently (November, 2012) successfully defended her doctorate and gained the highest grade possible, Commendations of the Thesis Committe. He has been a member of a Brazilian doctoral defense for two students in 2011 at UERJ in Rio de Janeiro. He has examined over 25 doctoral dissertations from around the world on a range of topics.

Nigel swims 5 kilometres a week and runs on weekends to stay in shape. He has three adult children and a gorgeous wife.

He restores bent wood chairs for a hobby and his beautiful cat Manu helps by playing with the cane while they are being re-caned!

In semester 2 of 2012 he was visiting Professor at the University of Geneva working on his global identity project with Professor Abdeljalil Akkari.



Awards

  • Canadian Studies Award, 2007 for research on the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate.

  • Canadian Government Faculty Enrichment Award 1997.

    The role of community colleges in Canadian tertiary education.

  • Nominated Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award, 2003, 2004

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Education and Social Work, 2005. ... for being a role model and perfect teacher who displays enthusiasm, empathy, encouragement, expertise and the ability to engage a student's full attention

  • Professor Visitante at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, 2011.



Professional and community roles

  • Referee for the following journals:Child Abuse Review, International Journal for Educational Development, Education and Society, World Studies in Education, SEE Revista, The Australian Journal of Education, The Ethnography and Education European Review.

  • Associate Editor    European Society for Ethnographic Studies in Education   

  • Liaison of Koori Centre

  • Coordinator, Beyond the Line

  • President of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES).



Current projects

  • He is currently working on a further book in Portuguese on the system of education in Brazil after spending five months as a visiting Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). This is an ongoing project that is due for completion in 2015.
  • Global Identity: students in international schools and notions of belonging. Ethics clearance has been granted to begin this major study on identity and global notions of belonging amongst international school students.The first case study, an international school in Rio de Janeiro, has been accepted for publication in Prospects Journal. It was published in June, 2012. The project gained further momentum in 2012 on SSP leave at the University of Geneva where several additional schools in Berlin, Paris, London and Geneva were included in the study.
  • Education and Belonging. The need to belong is arguably one of human kinds deepest needs. This book is concerned with education and the connection or belonging that is provided by participation in this process. Exclusion or inclusion, either voluntary or involuntary of individuals and groups, forms the major focus of this work. Drawing on a range of writers in a variety of different countries and cultural setting, this book draws together a number of perspectives. Whether education was ever meant to be inclusive of all members of society is an important question. Assuming that it is intended for all, why is it that so many cultural, ethnic, economic and religious groups fail to participate fully in education? The edited book, Education and Belonging was published in January 2012 by Nova Science New York.


Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Reconciliation through music and art. A comparative study in two schools. PhD Jane Moore
Transference of educational methods originating in a predominantly Christian culture to a culture. PhD Stuart Brooking
The International Baccalaureate and the Primary Years Programme. PhD Tamara Fahy
Extending girls education in Afghanistan. (Associate supervisor) Ph D. Dr Attaullah Wahidyar
A comparative case study on e-practice PhD Sayed Hadi Sadeghi
TALK THE TOK AND WALK THE WOK: a practitioner study of how experienced International Baccalaureate teachers integrate Theory of Knowledge in their teaching PhD Manuel Condoleon


Selected publications

Books

Book chapters

  • Bagnall,N.F. (in press). A member of that team: international school students and their need to belong.. In Hobson,D. & Silvoa, I. (Ed.), Theory and practice for global mindedness in the context of international schools. (pp. 163–184), United States of America: Information Age Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2012). Theoretical Perspectives . In Bagnall, N.F. & Cassity, E.A. (Ed.), Education and Belonging (pp. 1–12), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2012). Re-building the chateau. In Bagnall, N.F. & Cassity, E.A. (Ed.), Education and Belonging (pp. 195–202), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2012). Contemporary Views. In Bagnall, N.F. & Cassity, E.A. (Ed.), Education and Belonging (pp. 13–30), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2011). Know thyself: culture and identity in comparative research.. In , Comparative Research New York: Sage.
  • Bagnall, N. F. & Georgakis, S. (2010). Internationalisation, International Education and Technology: Enhancing Learning Approaches in Australian higher education. In Lazakidou, A. & El Emary, I. (Ed.), Learning Oriented Technologies: Networks and Devices (pp. 35–48), Berlin: Publishing House.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2010). Globalisation. In , Education Change and Society (2nd ed., pp. 357–380), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2008). Introduction to International Schools. In Bagnall, N.F. (Ed.), International Schools as agents for change. (pp. 3–27), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall,N.F & Edwards,L. (2008). Students. In Bagnall,N.F. (Ed.), International schools as agents for change (pp. 75–91), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2008). Les écoles internationals et l'interculturalism. . In Universidade da Madeira, Professor Christine Escallier (Ed.), Educaçao e cultura. (pp. 159–178), .
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2008). International school teachers. In Bagnall, N.F. (Ed.), International schools as agents for change (pp. 67–75), New York: Nova Science.
  • Horsley,M. Bagnall,N.F. (2008). Teacher cultural reflection and cultural action learning: Researching a cultural dimension in Teacher Education.. In Bagnall,N.F. (Ed.), International schools as agents for change (pp. 55–67), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall,N.F. . (2008). Curriculum: what constitutes an International curriculum and what are the options?. In Bagnall,N.F. (Ed.), International schools as agents for change. (pp. 91–109), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2008). Case studies of four international schools.. In Bagnall,N.F. (Ed.), International schools as agents for change (pp. 109–125), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2008). International schools as agents for change. In , International schools as agents for change (pp. 125–139), New York: Nova Science.
  • Horsley,M. & Bagnall,N.F. (2008). Teacher cultural learning in teacher education.. In Bagnall,N.F. (Ed.), International schools as agents for change (pp. 41–55), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall,N.F. . (2008). International schools, what exactly are they?. In Bagnall, N.F. (Ed.), International schools as agents for change (pp. 27–41), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2008). The diamonds on the necklace, international schools as agents for change.. In Bagnall,N.F. (Ed.), International Schools as agents for change (pp. 125–145), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall,N.F. . (2007). Introduction. In Connell et al (Ed.), Education change and society (pp. xi–xiii), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2007). Globalisation. In Connell et al (Ed.), Education Change and Society (pp. 279–301), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2005). Where to now?. In Bagnall,N.F. (Ed.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace (pp. 176–189), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2005). Vocational Education versus Liberal/General Education. In , Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace (pp. 17–38), New York: Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2005). Post-Compulsory Schooling in a Globalised Marketplace. In Bagnall,N.F (Ed.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace (pp. 1–17), Nova Science.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (1997). The International Baccalaureate in Canada: 1980-1993.. In Burridge, K., Foster, L., Turcotte, G. (Ed.), (pp. 233–247), Canada: Carleton University Press.

Journal articles

  • Bagnall, N.F. (2012). National or global: the mutable concept of identity and home for international school students.. Prospects, 42(2), 177–190. DOI:0033-1538
  • Gunawardena, H., Georgakis, S., & Wilson, R., Bagnall, N. F., . (2010). Homogeneity, permanent residency and racism: Experiences of Indian students at an Australian sandstone university.. International Journal of Intercultural Information Management. , , 173–197.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2008). Intercultural schools and intercultural diversity.. SEE-Revista Europeia de Etnografia da Education, 4(1), 101–116.
  • Bagnall, N. (2007). International schools in the twenty first century. World Studies In Education, 8(2), 65–85.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Teacher cultural reflection and cultural action learning: researching a cultural dimension in teacher education. Ethnography and Education European Review, 4, 101–116.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). The International Baccalaureate in Australia and New Zealand in the 21st Century. Change: Transformations in Education, 8(1), 110–123.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Youth transition in France. Education and Society, 23(2), 29–42.
  • Bagnall, N. F. (2003). The role of languages in Australian schools in the twenty first century.. World Studies in Education, 4(1), 67–78.
  • Horsley, M. Bagnall, N. F. (2003). Cultural Learning in Teacher Education. Connecting teachers with their Polynesian school students. . SEE-Revista Europeia de Ethnografia da Education, 3, 65–80.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2000). The balance between vocational secondary and general secondary schooling in France and Australia.. Comparative Education, 36(4), 459–475.
  • Shinn,C., Welch, A.R., & Bagnall, N.F. . (1999). Comparing international student policy in the United States and Australia. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 23, 81–99.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (1997). Vocational Training in France. Forum of Education, 52(1), 42–52.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (1997). Teachers as Global actors. The primary update, 1(3), 1–3.
  • Bagnall,N.F. . (1997). The International Baccalaureate in Australia.. Melbourne Studies in Education, 38(1), 129–144.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (1997). Un mariage de convenance. The French Baccalaureate and the International Baccalaureate. What chance of a union.. International Journal of Education.

Conference papers

  • Bagnall, N.F. (2009). Comparative education in international and cross-cultural settings: the sense of belonging and transition for students in educational process. In Professor Carmen de Mattas (pp. 1–23). University of Rio de Janiero, 2 July, 2009.
  • Gunawardena, H., Bagnall, N.F., Georgakis, S. Wilson, R., . (2009). The educational and socio-cultural experience of Indian students at an Australian metropolitan university: Why urgent review is needed.. In (pp. 78–93). Porto, December 2009.
  • Bagnall, N.F. . (2009). Especial Interculturalidade e Epistemologia: interdisciplinaridade.. In Professor Reinaldo Matias Fleuri XII Congresso da Associacao International para a Pesquisa Intercultural (ARIC) Dialogos Interculturais: descolonizar o saber e o poder. (pp. 38–52). Florianopolis, Brazil, 29 June-3 July, 2009.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (2007). The International Baccalaureate in Canada.. In Professor Brian Denman Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (pp. 78–93). University of Auckland, December 4-6, 2007.
  • Bagnall, N. (2007). The International Baccalaureate in Canada. In Brian D Denman Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference - International Co-operation through Education (pp. 20–32). University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 29 Nov - 2 December 2007.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2007). Youth Transition in Australia.. In Professor Carsten Yndigegn European Sociological Society (pp. 34–55). Bratislava, Slovakia, January 19-22 2007.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2006). International schools as change agents.. In Professor Christine Escallier (pp. 72–91). Madeira, Portugal, December 3-6, 2006.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (2002). The International Baccalaureate in Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand Association for Research in Education. Massey University Palmerston North, December 4-7, 2002.
  • Bagnall,N.F. . (2001). Youth Transition in France. In ANZCIES (pp. 76–85). Perth, Curtin University, December3-6,2001.
  • Bagnall, N.F. . (2000). Many tongues, one voice. Australia's language policy.. In Professor Mary Kalantzis Eighth International literacy and education research network conference on learning. (pp. 56–73). Melbourne, June 12-15, 2000.
  • Bagnall,N.F., & Huang, H. (2000). Improving the link between vocational education and work- A comparative study of VET in Australia and Taiwan in 2000.. In Professor Chris Shinn ANCCIES (pp. 76–85).
  • Bagnall,N.F. (1999). Many voices one tongue. The role of language in Australian schools.. In ANZCIES (pp. 23–32). Melbourne, 6-9, 1999.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (1999). Language policy in Australia. In Association Francophone D'Education Comparée (AFEC). Strasbourg, July 8-10, 1999.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (1998). Formation Professionnelle en France. In Ass Professor Roget Peddie (pp. 19–31). Auckland, December 6-9,1998.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (1998). French technical education training.. In Tenth World Congress of WCCES. (pp. 34–46). Cape Town,South Africa, July 12-15, 1998.
  • Bagnall, N.F. (1997). Vocational and technical education in Australia.. In Professor Keith Watson (pp. 23–45). Oxford University, England, 23-27 June, 1997.
  • Bagnall,N.F. (1997). Vocational secondary education:re-thinking the balance.. In ANZCIES (pp. 274–284).
  • Bagnall,N.F. . (1995). Global cultural capital: the global field. In ANCIES (pp. 221–237).
  • Bagnall, N.F. . (1994). "Les enfants de paradis, je crois! Educating all the family.. In Dr M. Read, Dr R. Woock ANZCIES (Ipp. 49–62). Melbourne, 4-7 December, 1994.
  • Bagnall, N.F. . (1993). Many paths to one God - the concept of an international curriculum. . In Dr Fox Culture, dominance and control: Indigenous peoples, minorities and education. (Ipp. 133–143). Wollongong, December 3-5, 1994.
  • Bagnall, N.F. . (1992). Too late to turn bac? the role of the International Baccalaureate in Australia.. In Dr A. Hickling Hudson , Dr R. Peddie Education and the real world? Education and economic rationalism. (Ipp. 1–13). Griffith University, Brisbane, 7-9 December, 1992..

Other

  • Bagnall, N., Nicholls, S. & Cuttance, P. . (2004). ‘The ‘tough’ process of parental choice of secondary schools in Australia.’ Unpublished manuscript., .