Skip to main content

Prof Marie Parker-Jenkins

BA., MA., PGCE., Ph.D.,

Biography

Marie Parker-Jenkins is Professor of Education in the School of Education, University of Limerick, and Co-Director of the Research Centre for Education and Professional Practice. Before having an academic career in the UK, she taught in Bermuda, Canada and Australia where she obtained practical knowledge of working with children from culturally diverse backgrounds and issues of educational administration. She has taught in seven universities and the overall theme of her research is that of Social Justice, drawing on human rights law, issues of ethnicity and school leadership which she has published in over 100 books, articles and conference papers. Her doctoral research involved study at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg where she researched litigation related to education policy. This led to publications on children’s rights and the implications for professional practice, and she has given a number of international keynote addresses related to this area of study. Similarly, she has assumed positions as visiting professor and academic scholar in residence at James Cooke University, Australia; Uppsala University, Sweden; and the University of Warwick, UK. She has also provided workshops on leadership, citizenship, community and identity for public sector employees, for example, in police training schools. Her recent books focused on critical pedagogy and development education at local and global level (Peter Lang 2012, co-author Mags; and the expansion of faith schools, particularly those based on an Islamic and Jewish ethos (IoE, Uni. of London Press, 2015).

Research Interests

Marie Parker-Jenkins is Professor of Education in the Department of Education and Professional Studies, researching issues of social justice with particular reference to ¿race¿ and ethnicity. Before having an academic career in the UK, she taught in Bermuda, Canada and Australia where she obtained practical knowledge of children from culturally diverse backgrounds. She is the author of over 100 publications including books, reports and journal articles. Her research has included study of the expansion of religious schools, particularly those based on an Islamic and Jewish ethos; and in her consultancy capacity, she has provided workshops on such subjects as citizenship, community and identity. She has taught in five universities before coming to Limerick, and her current research is concerned with responding to diversity within the Irish context

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2017 - Alva Myrdal Visiting Professorship, Sweden
  • - Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administra
  • - Simon Fraser University most outstanding thesis award
  • - Keynote lecture
  • - Inaugural lecture
  • - Graduate Stipend
  • - The Simon Fraser Open Graduate Scholarship
  • - The Simon Fraser Open Scholarship
  • - KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Committee

  • 2010 Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Council Member,

Employment

  • 2008 University of Limerick - Professor of Education
  • 1997 University of Derby - Professor of Research in Education
  • 1989 McGill University, Montreal, Canada - Visiting Professor
  • 1989 University of Nottingham - Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Education
  • 1985 University of Nottingham - Seminar Tutor
  • 1984 Nottingham Trent University - Lecturer
  • Simon Fraser University - Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Mount St Agnes Academy, Bermuda - Head of Humanities
  • Alpha College, Vancouver - Vice-Principal
  • Simon Fraser University - Graduate Research Assistant

Education

  • 1988 University of Nottingham - Ph.D.
  • 1983 Simon Fraser University - M A
  • 1975 University of Nottingham - Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • 1974 University of York - BA in History and Politics

Language

  • German
  • French

Consultancy

  • - Creative partnerships, Arts Council UK
  • - IRISH RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • - University College Cork- 2010-2013
  • - EUROPEAN COMMISSION- EXPERT IN THE 7TH RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2014

Identity, Belief and Cultural sustainability:A Case-study of the Experiences of Jewish and Muslim Schools in the UK
Marie Parker-Jenkins
International Handbook of Learning, Teaching and Leading in faith-Based Schools

2003

Choice and Opportunity: Supporting Muslilm Girls' Career Aspirations
Jawad,H; Benn, T (Eds); Parker-Jenkins, M
Muslim Women in the UK and Beyond: Expeeriences and Images

2000

Child Rearing Practices and the Development of Social Comptence: A Cross Cultural Perspective
Hosin, AA; Parker-Jenkins, M; Hartas, D
Issue in Applied Development Psychology and Child Psychiatry

1999

de Groof, J., (Ed). Sparing the Rod: schools, Discipline and Children's Rights in Multicultural Britain
Parker-Jenkins, M
Power sharing in Education: dilemmas and Implications for Schools

1997

The Education of Muslim children in Britain: Accommodation or Neglect?
Vertovec, S (Ed); Parker-Jenkins, M
Muslims, Europeansm Youth: Reproducing Religious and Ethnic Cultures

1995

International Consultancy about Action Research: Questions of Methodology and Ethics
Whitehead, J (Ed); Parker-Jenkins, M; Griffiths, M; Acquesi, C
Accounting for Ourselves: Action Learning and Process Management

Conference Contribution

2016
2006

Symposium
Marie Parker-Jenkins

2005

Symposium
Marie Parker-Jenkins

2003

Symposium
Marie Parker-Jenkins

2002

Symposium
Marie Parker-Jenkins

Conference Publication

2011

The Future of Education
Marie Parker-Jenkins & Patricia Mannix McNamara

2010

ESAI 2009
Marie Parker-Jenkins & Mary Masterson

2010

American Education Research Conference
Marie Parker-Jenkins & Mary Masterson

2010

ESAI
Marie Parker-Jenkins

2009

British Educational Research Association Conference
Parker-Jenkins, M. & Masterson, M.

2009

Educational Association of Ireland Annual Conference
Parker-Jenkins, M. & Masterson, M

ECER
Parker-Jenkins, Marie

BERA
Parker-Jenkins, M.

Islam in Europe Conference
Parker-Jenkins, Marie, Haw, Kaye

BERA
Nix, J. and Parker-Jenkins, M.

BERA
Parker-Jenkins, M

BERA
Parker-Jenkins, M

AERA
Parker-Jenkins, M

Centre for Equality Issues in Education conference
Parker-Jenkins, M., Haw, K., Irving, B.

British Association of Educational Research
Parker-Jenkins, Marie, Haw, Kaye

The British Educational Research
Parker-Jenkins, M. and Education Tutors, University of Derby

Other Journal

2015

‘The Very Light Sleeper: while they may lie dormant, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are easily woken’,
Marie Parker- Jenkins
Teach Primary (Outstanding Advice from the UK's Top Education Experts)

2010

Letter to the Editor
Parker-Jenkins, M
The Irish Times

2009

Letters to the Editor & review of my research
Parker-Jenkins, M
The Irish Independent & Examiner

2001

Home-School Agreements
Parker-Jenkins, M; et al
Management in Education

2000

What About Teachers' Rights?
Parker-Jenkins, M
Teaching Today - NationalAssociation of Teachers/Union of Women Teachers

2000

A Whole Department Gets Involved in Research
Parker-Jenkins, M
Research Intelligence

1999

Social Inclusion: A Different Approach
Parker-Jenkins, M
Careers Guidance Today

1998

Time to Bring Muslims into the Mainstream
Parker-Jenkins, M
Times Educational Supplement

1998

United Kingdom: State Funding for Muslim Schools
Parker-Jenkins, M
International Directions in Education

1998

Bringing Muslim Schools into the Mainstream
Parker-Jenkins, M
Discernment: An Ecumenical Journal of INter-Religious Encounter

1996
1996

Pressure for Sex Equality Comes from Muslim Community
Parker-Jenkins, M ; Haw, K
Time Educational Supplement

1996

A Simple Solution that Never Worked
Parker-Jenkins, M
Times Educational Supplement

1996

Muslims Down Under Come Into Mainstream Funding
Parker-Jenkins, M
Times Educational Supplement

1995

Responding to Difference
Parker-Jenkins, M
Education Views, Department of Education, queensland, Australia, 2 Part Series September-October

1995

Islam Shows its Diverse Identity
Parker-Jenkins, M
Times Educational Supplement

1994

Muslim Rights
Parker-Jenkins, M
The Guardian

1992

New, Initiative: Sexual Harassment Workshop
Parker-Jenkins, M
Staff Training and Development, Loughborough University

1987

The Dewsbury Dilemma
Parker-Jenkins, M
Education

Other Publication

2011

The anti-bullying handbook
Parker-Jenkins, M
Irish Educational Studies DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2011.601917

2011
2009

Every Muslim child matters: practical guidance for schools and children's services
Parker-Jenkins, M
British Educational Research Journal

2004
1992
1990

The Salman Rushdie Affair
Parker-Jenkins, M

Peer Reviewed Journal

2017

Spotlight on Clerical Sex Abuse in Ireland: human rights & child protection
Marie Parker-Jenkins
International Journal of Law & Education

2017

Education for the other: policy and provision for Muslim children in the UK and Swedish education systems
Parker-Jenkins, M,Francia, G,Edling, S
Compare-A Journal Of Comparative And International Education DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2016.1168282

2016

Education for the Other: Policy and Provision for Muslim Children in the UK and Swedish Education Systems
Marie Parker-Jenkins (Ireland), Francia, G and Edling, S.(Sweden)
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education DOI: 10.1080/03057925.2016.1168282

2013

No longer 'Catholic, White and Gaelic': schools in Ireland coming to terms with cultural diversity
Parker-Jenkins M. & Masterson, M
Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies

2011

Children's Rights and Wrongs:The developing nature of human rights for pupils in school
Parker-Jenkins, M
International Journal Of Law And Education

1995

Tackling Truancy: An Examination of Alienationa nd Absenteeism in Schools
Parker-Jenkins, M
Cambridge Journal Of Education