Dr Clara Jørgensen

Dr Clara Jørgensen

School of Education
Assistant Professor

Contact details

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School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Clara R. Jørgensen is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs. She is a social anthropologist of background and has done qualitative and ethnographic research in a range of educational settings including in the UK, Spain and Latin America, where she has explored educational inequalities, school policies and practices, inclusive teaching strategies, and children and young people’s schooling experiences and friendships. She also has extensive experience of involving service users, carers and young people in research and has facilitated training for involvement in a range of contexts. Before joining the University of Birmingham, Clara worked as Lecturer of Childhood, Youth and Education at Coventry University and Senior Teaching Fellow/Research Fellow at the University of Warwick.

Her areas of interest and expertise are: Childhood and Youth, Race and Ethnicity, Migration and Education, Inclusive Education, User-involvement and Co-creation of Knowledge, Participation, and Comparative research. 

Qualifications

BA Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

MA Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, UK

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Jørgensen, C & Wyness, M 2021, Kid Power, inequalities and inter-generational relations. Anthem Press.

Allan, J, Harwood, V & Jørgensen, C (eds) 2019, World Yearbook of Education 2020: Schooling, Governance and Inequalites. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.

Article

Jørgensen, C & Allan, J 2021, 'Free and comprehensive? Admissions and mixed attainment teaching in an English free school', Forum: for promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 29-38. https://doi.org/10.3898/forum.2021.63.1.29

Allan, J & Jørgensen, C 2021, 'Inclusion, social capital and space within an English secondary free school', Children's Geographies, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 419-431. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2020.1807463

Jørgensen, CR & Perry, T 2021, 'Understanding school mobility and mobile pupils in England', British Educational Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3718

Jørgensen, C & Allan, J 2020, 'Education, Schooling and Inclusive Practice at a Secondary Free School in England', British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Jørgensen, C, Perry, T & Dobson, G 2020, 'Migrant Children with Special Educational Needs: Emerging findings from a recent review and their implications for educational practice', The Education Exchange. <https://theeducation.exchange/>

Dobson, G, Jørgensen, C & Perry, T 2020, 'Migrant children with SEN', NASEN Connect, no. 23, pp. 28-30. <https://nasen.org.uk/resource/nasen-connect-september20-final-pdf.html>

Jørgensen, C, Dobson, G & Perry, T 2020, 'Migrant children with Special Educational Needs in European schools – a review of current issues and approaches', European Journal of Special Needs Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2020.1762988

Papoudi, D, Jørgensen, CR, Guldberg, K & Meadan, H 2020, 'Perceptions, Experiences, and Needs of Parents of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children with Autism: a Scoping Review', Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40489-020-00210-1

Jørgensen, C 2019, 'Children’s Involvement in Research—A Review and Comparison with Service User Involvement in Health and Social Care', Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 5, 149. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8050149

Lee, N, Hewett, A, Jørgensen, C, Turner, J, Wade, A & Weckesser, A 2018, 'Children and sexting: The case for intergenerational co-learning', Childhood, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568218777305

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Jørgensen, C & Allan, J 2020, Free schools, Inclusion and Social Capital of Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. in C Kulz, R McGinity & K Morrin (eds), Inside the Education Lab: Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on the Academies Experiment. Manchester University Press, Manchester.

Allan, J & Jørgensen, C 2020, Inclusive school development: the first years of an English free school. in A Köpfer, J Powell & R Zahnd (eds), Handbook Inclusion International: Global, National and Local Perspectives on Inclusion Education. Verlag Barbara Budrich.

Other report

Jørgensen, C, Dobson, G & Perry, T 2021, Supporting migrant children with special educational needs: What information do schools need and how can it be collected? University of Birmingham. <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/documents/college-social-sciences/education/publications/migrant-children.pdf>

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