Postdoctoral Researcher
Applied Social Studies
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: M.Scanlon@ucc.ie

Margaret Scanlon joined the Department of Applied Social Studies in the Summer of 2008 as a Researcher on the youth policy project

Civil Society, Youth and Youth Policy in Modern Ireland

.   In July 2008 she was awarded a doctorate from the Institute of Education

(IoE), University of London

.  Prior to joining UCC, Margaret worked as a researcher on two projects at the IoE, one of which was concerned with children's out-of-school learning (2000-2001) and the second project focused on digital learning resources and government policy in this area (2002-3). She has also worked at the National Foundation for Educational Research and South Bank University, London.  Her research interests include: youth work; the history of youth movements; out-of-school learning; children's literature and non-fiction; youth and media.

Research Interests

youth work; the history of youth movements in Ireland and the UK; youth justice; informal education; youth and media; children's books and other media.

Books

YearPublication
(2003)Education, Entertainment and Learning in the Home.
Buckingham, D., Scanlon, M.; (2003) Education, Entertainment and Learning in the Home. Buckingham, England: Open University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)'Child Outcasts'
Powell, F., Geoghegan, M., Scanlon, M. and Swirak, K. (2012) 'Child Outcasts' In: D. Lynch and K. Burns (eds). Children's Rights and Child Protection. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2001)'`Selling the digital dream: marketing educational technology to teachers and parents''
Buckingham, D., Scanlon, M. and Sefton-Green, J. ; (2001) '`Selling the digital dream: marketing educational technology to teachers and parents'' In: Loveless, A. and Ellis, V (eds). ICT, Pedagogy and the Curriculum. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2000)'`Introduction to Social Research Methods''
Scanlon, M.; (2000) '`Introduction to Social Research Methods'' In: Wilkinson, D (eds). The Researcher's Toolkit: a guide to practitioner research. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2004)'Home learning and the educational marketplace'
Scanlon, M. and Buckingham, D. ; (2004) 'Home learning and the educational marketplace' [Details]
(2005)'Motivating Maths? Digital games and mathematical learning'
Scanlon, M., Buckingham, D. ; (2005) 'Motivating Maths? Digital games and mathematical learning' [Details]
(2005)'Selling learning: towards a political economy of edutainment media'
Buckingham, D., Scanlon, M.; (2005) 'Selling learning: towards a political economy of edutainment media' [Details]
(2004)'Connecting the family? Educational web sites and learning in the home'
Buckingham, D., Scanlon, M.; (2004) 'Connecting the family? Educational web sites and learning in the home' [Details]
(2003)'Debating the digital curriculum: intersections of the public and private in educational and cultural policy'
Scanlon, M., Buckingham, D.; (2003) 'Debating the digital curriculum: intersections of the public and private in educational and cultural policy' [Details]
(2002)'Popular Histories: education and entertainment in information books for children'
Scanlon, M., Buckingham, D.; (2002) 'Popular Histories: education and entertainment in information books for children' [Details]
(2001)'Parental Pedagogies: an analysis of British edutainment magazines for young children'
Buckingham, D., Scanlon, M.; (2001) 'Parental Pedagogies: an analysis of British edutainment magazines for young children' [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Social Work'
Halton, C. Powell, F.W. & Scanlon,M. (2011) 'Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Social Work' The Irish Social Worker, . [Details]
(2001)'The impact of OFSTED inspections: the experience of special measures schools'
Scanlon; (2001) 'The impact of OFSTED inspections: the experience of special measures schools' Topic, (25) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2010)Meeting youth needs in the 21st century: youth work, young people and youth policy,
Scanlon, M.; (2010) History of youth movements. [Oral Presentation], Meeting youth needs in the 21st century: youth work, young people and youth policy, University College, Cork , 12-MAY-10 - 12-MAY-10
(2010)The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature 2010 Conference: Sound Image Text,
Scanlon, M.; (2010) History beyond the classroom: humour and horror in children's history books. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature 2010 Conference: Sound Image Text, Trinity College, Dublin , 05-MAR-10 - 06-MAR-10
(2009)The British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference 2009,
Scanlon, M.; (2009) What is history?. [Oral Presentation], The British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference 2009, University of Leicester, England , 02-JUL-09 - 05-JUL-09
(2001)American Educational Research Association Annual Conference,
Scanlon, M.; (2001) Children's history books and learning in the home. [Oral Presentation], American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Seattle, USA , 10-APR-01 - 14-APR-01

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2010)Working with Young People: a national study of youth work provision and policy in contemporary Ireland.
Powell, F; Geoghegan, M; Scanlon, M; Swirak, K; (2010) Working with Young People: a national study of youth work provision and policy in contemporary Ireland. Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, Cork. [Details]
(1999)Improving the effectiveness of school governing bodies.
Scanlon, M., Earley, P., Evans, J.; (1999) Improving the effectiveness of school governing bodies. Department of Education and Employment, London. [Details]
(1999)The impact of OFSTED inspections.
Scanlon; (1999) The impact of OFSTED inspections. National Foundation for Educational Research, Slough, England. [Details]