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Richard Harris, Professor

Professor of Education at University of Reading

R Harris is a Professor of Education at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education. Their main area of teaching is in the field of history education and teacher education. In addition, they supervise MA students and EdD/PhD students, many of whom have explored issues relating to history teaching and/or teacher development. Their research interests have largely centred on different aspects of history education. In particular they have 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 their research has explored how secondary school students who identify as LGBTQ experience school, and the barriers to education these young people face.

Richard Harris's contributions