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Dr Robert Sharples

Dr Robert Sharples

Dr Robert Sharples
MA, BA, MA, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Language and Education

Office 3.05
35 Berkeley Square,
Clifton, Bristol
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4276

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My research focuses on language, education and migration. I investigate what happens when globally mobile young people encounter instutions like schools; how they learn the additional languages they need to succeed; and how schools (and education systems) can adapt to work more effectively with mobile, multilingual young people.


I am interested in supervising PhD and EdD theses that investigate migration and multilingualism in education. I would particularly welcome projects that went beyond the boundaries of a single institution to look at informal and community learning, the relationship between schools and other public bodies, and the ways that curricula can ...

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