Dr Ulrike Hohmann
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Dr Ulrike Hohmann

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Early Childhood Studies

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) Programme Leader
Member of the Education Research Ethics Sub-committee (EdRESC)
Teaching on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme,
Teaching on postgraduate level: Masters, EdD and supervising EdD and PhD students


Qualifications

PhD in Social Policy (ESRC scholarship) awarded 2002, University of Newcastle

PGCe Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth, 2004

BA (Hons) Social Policy 1st Class, 1997, University of Newcastle.

Higher Education Foundation Course, 1994, Gateshead College

Staatlich Anerkannte Erzieherin [state approved pedagogue]. This qualification enables me to work with children and young people in all forms of day care or residential care settings. Fachschule für Sozialpädagogik, Hamburg, Germany

Professional membership

Social Policy Association (SPA),
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE)
Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)

Teaching interests

I am interested in teaching around topics connected to social policy, with a particular focus on families, women and children; care and education; relationships between adults and children, comparative research and methodology in general.

I am teaching undergraduate modules with a focus: on research methodology and methods, Early Years Services for children and families, social policy, perception of children and risk, comparative cross-national research.


On postgraduate level (MA and EdD) I am teaching on modules with a focus on policy issues in early years and education and research methodology.

 

Research interests

My research interests are family policy,Early Childhood Education and Care provision, the work force in care andeducation, relationships within families and relationships between children andadults. I have a keen interest in comparative research methods and in researchmethodology in general.

I am involved in approaches to learningin teaching making use of blending on-line provision with face-to-face delivery.

I am developing the research project'Practitioners’ understanding and implementation of early childhood educationand care policy in day centres and nurseries', a comparative study in Englandand in Germany.

In the past I have been working with Dr Peter Kelly and Dr Nick Pratt(University of Plymouth) and Dr Hans Dorf (Danish School of Education,Aarhus University) on the international pilot study 'CATE'(comparing and analysing teacher expertise).

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Rea, Anthony (2011) Wild Country Hall: Children’s learning at a residential outdoor education centre, PhD

Huggins, Valerie (2015) International study visits and the promotion of intercultural capabilities: an exploratory study, EdD

Webber, Louise (2015) Mature Women and Higher Education: Reconstructing identity and family relationships, EdD

Kmita, Maria (2015) Importance of Humour in Educational Staffrooms, PhD

Karen Wickett (2016) Beliefs and Relationships during Children’s Transition to School: Parents, Practitioners and Teachers. EdD


Director of Studies:
Jacklyn Williams (EdD)
Kay Chapman (EdD)

Jan Gourd, MPhil/PhD
Mandy Andrews, PhD 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Hohmann U 2016 'Making Policy in the Classroom' Research in Comparative & International Education , DOI PEARL
Hohmann U 2015 'The discovery of early childhood' Early Years 35, (3) 317-318 , DOI
Hohmann U 2014 'Effective assessment in the early years foundation stage' Early Years 34, (3) 315-316 , DOI
Kelly P, Pratt N, Dorf H & Hohmann U 2013 'Comparing Pedagogy in Mathematics in Denmark and England' European Educational Research Journal 12, (4) 553-567 , DOI
Kelly P, Dorf H, Pratt N & Hohmann U 2013 'Comparing teacher roles in Denmark and England' Compare N/a, , DOI PEARL
Kelly P, Hohmann U, Pratt N & Dorf H 2012 'Teachers as mediators: an exploration of situated English teaching' British Education Research Journal 39, , DOI PEARL
Dorf H, Kelly P, Pratt N & Hohmann U 2012 'Varieties of teacher expertise in teaching Danish language and literature in lower secondary schools' Nordic Studies in Education 32, (1) 17-34
Dorf H, Kelly P, Pratt N & Hohmann U 2012 'Varieties of teacher expertise in teaching Danish language and literature in lower secondary schools' Nordic Studies in Education 32, 17-34 PEARL
Hohmann U 2011 'Rethinking children and families: the relationship between childhood, families and the State' Early Years 31, (2) 204-205 , DOI
Hohmann U 2007 'Rights, expertise and negotiations in care and education' Early Years 27, (1) 33-46
Gelder U 2003 'Constrained Entrepreneurship: the Business of Family Day Care in England and Germany' Northern Economic Review (33/34) 118-133
Baines S & Gelder U 2003 'What is Family Friendly about the Workplace in the Home?' New Technology, Work and Employment 18, (3) 223-234
Baines S & Gelder U 2003 'What is family friendly about the workplace in the home? The case of self-employed parents and their children' NEW TECHNOLOGY WORK AND EMPLOYMENT 18, (3) 223-234 Author Site , DOI
Gelder U 1998 'Tagespflege in England: Arbeitsbedingungen englischer Tagesmütter' tagesmütter (80) 3-6
Kelly P, Dorf H, Pratt N & Hohmann U 0 'Comparing teacher roles in Denmark and England' Oxford Review of Education
Kelly P, Hohmann U, Pratt N & Dorf H 0 'Teachers as mediators: an exploration of situated English teaching' British Educational Research Journal
Books
Baines S, Wheelock J & Gelder U 2003 Riding the Rollercoaster: Family Life and Self-employment. Bristol The Policy Press/Joseph Rowntree Foundation Family and Work
Chapters
Hohmann U & Wickett K 2015 'Action Research' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C Early Childhood Studies: An introduction to the study of children’s lives and children’s worlds London Learning Matters / SAGE Author Site
Hohmann UI 2015 'Germany: parallel histories in ECEC' in Campbell-Barr V; Georgeson J International Perspectives on Early Years Workforce Development Northwich Critical Publishing Author Site
Hohmann U & Mamas C 2015 'Research projects in Early Childhood Studies' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C Early Childhood Studies: An introduction to the study of children’s lives and children’s worlds London Learning Matters / SAGE Author Site
Hohmann U 2015 'Tackling inequality in early years settings' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C Early Childhood Studies: An introduction to the study of children’s lives and children’s worlds London Learning Matters/SAGE Author Site
Hohmann U 2015 'The benefits of comparison' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C Early Childhood Studies: An introduction to the study of children’s lives and children’s worlds Author Site
Hohmann U & Wickett K 2010 'Action research' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C; Willan J; Savage J Early Childhood Studies Exeter Learning Matters
Hohmann U 2010 'Tackling inequality in the early years' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C; Willan J; Savage J Early Childhood Studies Exeter Learning Matters
Hohmann U 2010 'The benefits of comparison: recent developments in the German early years workforce' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C; Willan J; Savage J Early Childhood Studies Exeter Learning Matters
Hohmann U & Savage J 2007 'Children and social policy: a case study of four-year-olds in school' in Willan J; Parker-Rees R; Savage J Early Childhood Studies Exeter Learning Matters
Gelder U 2003 'Carving out a niche? The work of Tagesmütter in the new Germany' in Mooney A; Statham J Family Day Care: International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Quality London Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Hohmann U 0 'The benefits of comparison: recent developments in the German early years workforce' in Parker-Rees R; Leeson C Early childhood studies: an introduction to the study of children's lives and children's worlds Exeter Learning Matters
Reports
Hohmann U & Sharmann A 2006 Students' and staff's expectations and experience of Flexible Learning in Early Childhood Studies (FLECS). Plymouth University of Plymouth
Gelder U & Carter I 2003 Primary Care Staff and the National Sexual Health Strategy: Mapping Services and Skills in Northumberland. Newcastle University of Newcastle, Northumberland Care Trust
Gelder U 2002 Boys and Young Men: 'Half of the Solution' to the Issue of Teenage Pregnancy - a Literature Review. Newcastle Department of Health, Directorate of Health and Social Care, Public Health Group North East and University of Newcastle, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Straker A & Gelder U 2002 'I just Call it the Woods': a Research Report Commissioned by the Small Woods Association to Explore Attitudes and Access to Woods and Woodland Products. Telford Small Woods Association
Gelder U, Richardson D & Selman P 2002 Northumberland: Baseline Review and Data Collection for Sexual Health and HIV Strategy. Newcastle upon Tyne University of Newcastle
Jones D, Gelder U, Wheelock J & Atkinson A 1999 An Audit of Childcare Provision and Need. Newcastle upon Tyne Department of Social Policy, University of Newcastle and Research and Information Unit Newcastle City Council
Richardson D, Hornsby R & Gelder U 0 'Working with Boys and Young Men': An Evaluation of Sex and Relationship Education for Boys & Young Men in the North East of England. Newcastle upon Tyne University of Newcastle
Other Publications
Hohmann U 2015 Book review: The discovery of early childhood, by Helen May. 0 0 317-318
Hohmann U 2014 Book review: Effective Assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage by Jan Dubiel. 0 0 315-316
Hohmann U 2011 Book review: Rethinking children and families: the relationsip between childhood, families and the State, by Nick Frost. 0 0 204-205
Hohmann U 2009 Book review of Kirsten Scheiwe and Harry Willekens (eds) (2009) Child Care and Preschool Development in Europe: Institutional Perspectives, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 0 0 719-721
Hohmann U 2009 Child Care and Preschool Development in Europe: Institutional Perspectives. 0 0 719-721 , DOI
Gelder U 2006 Book review: The well-being of children in the UK, Jonathan Bradshaw & Emese Mayhew (eds) (2nd edn), 2005, London, Save the Children/The University of York. 0 0 11-119
Gelder U 2003 From children's services to children's spaces. 0 0 306-307 , DOI
Gelder U 2003 Review: Peter Moss and Pat Petrie (2002) From Children's Services to Children's Spaces, London and New York: Routledge/Falmer. 0 0

Other academic activities

Acting as referee for SAGE; Bloomsbury and Early Years, International Journal of Early Years Education
Member of the editorial board of the journal Social Policy and Society  until December 2009