University of Worcester (UK)-Academic Pens New Book to Support Teachers

The book, ‘Diverse Voices in Educational Practice: A Workbook for Promoting Pupil, Parent, and Professional Voice‘, has been published by Routledge and will be available to pre-order from October 24th.

It will be launched during a special online event on November 2nd at 5.30pm.

It is written by Dr Alexandra Sewell and is a practical workbook which aims to support teachers seeking to sensitively understand and respond to the opinions and perceptions of critical stakeholders in student learning and development. Pupil voice, parent voice, and professional voice are introduced and explored.

It contains a wide range of expert educator and academic contributors ensuring that diverse voices are meaningfully understood, with chapters placing an emphasis on minority and traditionally marginalised groups, including SEND, LGBTQIA+, and Global Majority students.

Dr Sewell said: “The workbook advocates a clear and inclusive ethos and demonstrates how voice work can help to promote a positive LGBTQIA+ friendly school climate, and value pupil involvement. Moments for personal reflection, activities, and action plans allow practitioners to consider the role they play in facilitating the effective inclusion of those not normally involved in knowledge construction and decision-making processes.”

Blending key theory with practical strategies and takeaways, this workbook is an essential tool for practising primary and secondary teachers and teaching assistants, as well as educational psychologists, school counsellors, and other educational professionals interested in promoting inclusive voice practices.