Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall

BEd(Massey), DipSLT(Massey), BA(Auck), PhD(Melbourne), MEd(Melbourne)
Associate Professor, Comparative Education

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516356
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Biographical details

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 seven 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, 3rd edn. 2013). Education and Belonging was published in 2012.

He has signed a contract with Routledge for a research monograph for his eighth book, Global Identity, due for publication in 2014.

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 Committee. 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.

Research interests

Educational history, sociology and philosophy

  • Sociology of education

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • International and comparative education

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Transference of educational methods originating in a predominantly Christian culture to a culture. PhD Stuart BROOKING
TALK THE ToK AND WALK THE WoK: a practitioner study of how expert International Baccalaureate teachers integrate Theory of Knowledge in their teaching. PhD Manuel CONDOLEON
A comparison of the ideals of the western pragmatist, John Dewey, and the neo-confucian, Tu Wei-Ming: the search for a cross cultural global educational methodology. PhD Christine HALE
Reconciliation through music and art. A comparative study in two schools. PhD Sarah MOORE
Extending girls education in Afghanistan. (Associate supervisor) PhD Attaullah WAHIDYAR
School Choice in building multi-faceted ideologies: the case of International Schools in Sri Lanka PhD Virandi WETTEWA

Current projects

  • 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, was published in Prospects 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.

Associations

  • Liaison of Koori Centre

  • Coordinator, Beyond the Line

  • Associate Editor European Society for Ethnographic Studies in Education

  • 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.

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

Awards and honours

  • 2014 Awarded a grant from IBO to research the fit of the IBO PYP and the National Curriculum

  • 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.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Connell, R., Welch, A., Vickers, M., Foley, D., Bagnall, N., Hayes, D., Proctor, H., Sriprakash, A., Campbell, C. (2013). Education, Change and Society: Third Edition. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Bagnall, N. (2010). Education Without Borders: Forty Years of the International Baccalaureate, 1970-2010. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr Muller.
  • Connell, R., Campbell, C., Welch, A., Bagnall, N., Hayes, D., Vickers, M., Foley, D. (2010). Education, Change and Society 2nd Ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Bagnall, N. (2008). International Schools as Agents for Change. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Edited Books

  • Bagnall, N., Cassity, E. (2012). Education and Belonging. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Connell, R., Campbell, C., Vickers, M., Welch, A., Foley, D., Bagnall, N. (2007). Education, Change and Society. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Bagnall, N. (2013). Globalisation. In Raewyn Connell, et al (Eds.), Education, Change and Society: Third Edition, (pp. 276-293). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Bagnall, N. (2012). Contemporary views. In Nigel Bagnall and Elizabeth Cassity (Eds.), Education and Belonging, (pp. 13-30). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2012). Re-building the chateau. In Nigel Bagnall and Elizabeth Cassity (Eds.), Education and Belonging, (pp. 195-201). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2012). Theoretical perspectives. In Nigel Bagnall and Elizabeth Cassity (Eds.), Education and Belonging, (pp. 1-12). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N., Georgakis, S. (2011). Internationalisation, International Education and Technology: Enhancing Learning Approaches in Australian higher education. In Athina Lazakidou & Ibrahiem El Emary (Eds.), Learning-Oriented Technologies, Devices And Networks, (pp. 211-222). Germany: LAP - LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
  • Bagnall, N. (2011). Know thyself: culture and identity in comparative research. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 203-208). New York: Springer.
  • Bagnall, N. (2010). Globalisation. In Connell R, Campbell C, Vickers M, Welch A, Foley D, Bagnall N, Hayes D (Eds.), Education, Change and Society 2nd Ed, (pp. 357-380). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Bagnall, N. (2007). Globalisation. In R Connell;C Campbell;M Vickers;A Welch;D Foley;N Bagnall (Eds.), Education, Change and Society, (pp. 280-300). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Post-compulsory schooling in a globalised marketplace. In N. F. Bagnall (Eds.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace, (pp. 1-15). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Vocational education versus liberal/general education. In N. F. Bagnall (Eds.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace, (pp. 17-38). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Where to now? In N. F. Bagnall (Eds.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace, (pp. 177-187). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Journals

  • Bagnall, N. (2012). National or global: The mutable concepts of identity and home for international school students. Prospects: quarterly review of comparative education, 42(2), 177-190. [More Information]
  • Gunawardena, H., Wilson, R., Georgakis, S., Bagnall, N. (2010). Homogeneity, permanent residency and racism: Experiences of Indian students at an Australian Sandstone University. International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 2(2), 164-177. [More Information]
  • Bagnall, N. (2008). International schools and intercultural sensitivity. Ethnography and Education European Review, 5, 141-155.
  • 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.
  • Horsley, M., Bagnall, N. (2003). Cultural learning in teacher education. Connecting teachers with their Polynesian school students. Ethnography and Education European Review, 3, 65-80.
  • Bagnall, N. (2003). The role of language in Australian schools in the twenty-first century. World Studies In Education, 4(1), 67-78.

Conferences

  • Bagnall, N. (2009). Especial Interculturalidade e Epistemologia: interdisciplinaridade. XII Congresso da Association Internationale pour la Recherche Interculturelle ARIC 2009 - Dialogos Interculturais: descolonizar o saber e o poder, France: Association Internationale pour la Recherche Interculturelle.
  • Gunawardena, H., Bagnall, N., Georgakis, S., Wilson, R. (2009). The Educational and Socio-Cultural Experience of Indian Students at an Australian Metropolitan University: Why Urgent Review Is Needed. IASK International Conference Teaching and Learning TL 2009, Portugal: International Association for Scientific Knowledge.
  • Bagnall, N. (2007). The International Baccalaureate in Canada. 2007 ANZCIES, 35th Annual Conference, Armidale, NSW: University of New England.

2013

  • Connell, R., Welch, A., Vickers, M., Foley, D., Bagnall, N., Hayes, D., Proctor, H., Sriprakash, A., Campbell, C. (2013). Education, Change and Society: Third Edition. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Bagnall, N. (2013). Globalisation. In Raewyn Connell, et al (Eds.), Education, Change and Society: Third Edition, (pp. 276-293). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

2012

  • Bagnall, N. (2012). Contemporary views. In Nigel Bagnall and Elizabeth Cassity (Eds.), Education and Belonging, (pp. 13-30). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N., Cassity, E. (2012). Education and Belonging. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2012). National or global: The mutable concepts of identity and home for international school students. Prospects: quarterly review of comparative education, 42(2), 177-190. [More Information]
  • Bagnall, N. (2012). Re-building the chateau. In Nigel Bagnall and Elizabeth Cassity (Eds.), Education and Belonging, (pp. 195-201). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2012). Theoretical perspectives. In Nigel Bagnall and Elizabeth Cassity (Eds.), Education and Belonging, (pp. 1-12). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

2011

  • Bagnall, N., Georgakis, S. (2011). Internationalisation, International Education and Technology: Enhancing Learning Approaches in Australian higher education. In Athina Lazakidou & Ibrahiem El Emary (Eds.), Learning-Oriented Technologies, Devices And Networks, (pp. 211-222). Germany: LAP - LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
  • Bagnall, N. (2011). Know thyself: culture and identity in comparative research. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 203-208). New York: Springer.

2010

  • Bagnall, N. (2010). Education Without Borders: Forty Years of the International Baccalaureate, 1970-2010. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag Dr Muller.
  • Connell, R., Campbell, C., Welch, A., Bagnall, N., Hayes, D., Vickers, M., Foley, D. (2010). Education, Change and Society 2nd Ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Bagnall, N. (2010). Globalisation. In Connell R, Campbell C, Vickers M, Welch A, Foley D, Bagnall N, Hayes D (Eds.), Education, Change and Society 2nd Ed, (pp. 357-380). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Gunawardena, H., Wilson, R., Georgakis, S., Bagnall, N. (2010). Homogeneity, permanent residency and racism: Experiences of Indian students at an Australian Sandstone University. International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 2(2), 164-177. [More Information]

2009

  • Bagnall, N. (2009). Especial Interculturalidade e Epistemologia: interdisciplinaridade. XII Congresso da Association Internationale pour la Recherche Interculturelle ARIC 2009 - Dialogos Interculturais: descolonizar o saber e o poder, France: Association Internationale pour la Recherche Interculturelle.
  • Gunawardena, H., Bagnall, N., Georgakis, S., Wilson, R. (2009). The Educational and Socio-Cultural Experience of Indian Students at an Australian Metropolitan University: Why Urgent Review Is Needed. IASK International Conference Teaching and Learning TL 2009, Portugal: International Association for Scientific Knowledge.

2008

  • Bagnall, N. (2008). International schools and intercultural sensitivity. Ethnography and Education European Review, 5, 141-155.
  • Bagnall, N. (2008). International Schools as Agents for Change. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

2007

  • Connell, R., Campbell, C., Vickers, M., Welch, A., Foley, D., Bagnall, N. (2007). Education, Change and Society. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Bagnall, N. (2007). Globalisation. In R Connell;C Campbell;M Vickers;A Welch;D Foley;N Bagnall (Eds.), Education, Change and Society, (pp. 280-300). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Bagnall, N. (2007). International schools in the twenty first century. World Studies In Education, 8(2), 65-85.
  • Bagnall, N. (2007). The International Baccalaureate in Canada. 2007 ANZCIES, 35th Annual Conference, Armidale, NSW: University of New England.

2005

  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Post-compulsory schooling in a globalised marketplace. In N. F. Bagnall (Eds.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace, (pp. 1-15). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • 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). Vocational education versus liberal/general education. In N. F. Bagnall (Eds.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace, (pp. 17-38). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Where to now? In N. F. Bagnall (Eds.), Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace, (pp. 177-187). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Youth Transition in a Globalised Marketplace. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Bagnall, N. (2005). Youth Transition in France. Education and Society, 23(2), 29-42.

2003

  • Horsley, M., Bagnall, N. (2003). Cultural learning in teacher education. Connecting teachers with their Polynesian school students. Ethnography and Education European Review, 3, 65-80.
  • Bagnall, N. (2003). The role of language in Australian schools in the twenty-first century. World Studies In Education, 4(1), 67-78.

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