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Richard Harris

Richard Harris is a Professor of Education at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education. His main current responsibility is as School Director of Teaching and Learning. He has worked extensively in the field of history education and teacher education, on PGCE, School Direct and MA Education programmes. In addition, he has supervised a number of EdD/PhD students, many of whom have explored issues relating to history teaching and/or teacher development. His research interests have largely centred on different aspects of history education. In particular he has focused on the nature of the history curriculum (in terms of its purpose and content), the relationship between the history curriculum and diversity, how young people, especially those from minority ethnic backgrounds engage with the history curriculum, and the decisions history teachers make about what the curriculum should cover. More recently her research has explored how secondary school students who identify as LGBTQ experience school, and the barriers to education these young people face.

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