ESRC-SGSSS PhD Studentship - Global Citizenship Mathematics Education: Exploring Controversial Global Issues through Mathematics Learning in Scottish Schools

University of Stirling

Principal Supervisor Dr Dalene Swanson, it will be further supported by Ms Charlotte Dwyer and other colleagues at Scotdec.

Closing Date: 24th May 2018 (5pm)

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling is seeking applicants for a full-time PhD studentship (1+3; +3) to begin in the 2018/2019 academic year. This studentship is part-funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS), and the Scottish Development Education Centre, (Scotdec). The studentship provides full fees (at UK/EU rates), along with a living allowance and a training grant (at ESRC rates – see Applications from overseas candidates will be considered, with the caveat that the difference between home/EU and overseas will be deducted from the stipend (see The studentship is open to applicants with a Masters level qualification in a social science or related discipline, where the Master’s qualification contains a substantial component of core research skills training (or equivalent experience in using research methods).

The study will be supervised by University of Stirling academics:

Teachers’ perceptions of mathematics education are informed by their view of the nature of mathematics. The perception that mathematics is neutral and apolitical is dominant world-wide, informing teachers’ practices, including in Scotland. These attitudes may underpin teachers’ reluctance to consider the role that mathematics and mathematics education plays in issues of social and ecological justice in ‘global’ contexts. Bringing global citizenship education (GCE) to mathematics education is a teaching requirement of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence.

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