Professor Sally Elton-Chalcraft, PhD

  • Professor of Social Justice in Education
  • Institute of Education
  • Learning, Education & Development Research Centre
  • Education
Professor Sally Elton-Chalcraft, PhD

Qualifications and memberships

PhD in Religion and Sociology 'Children's cultural awareness' University of Derby

MA in Education Oxford Brookes University

Academic and research interests

Values in Initial teacher Education - (Fundamental British Values in teacher education and in schools)

Values and leadership ( Free schools and Multi academy trusts)

Religious Education, Spirituality

Creative teaching and learning

Education in India

Research ethics

Research supervision

Current PgRs

  • Rebekah Ackroyd - Tolerance versus mutual respect: to what extent do educational leaders enable pupils to go beyond factual knowledge to appreciation of the value of the ‘other’?
  • Joy Mounter – Contribution to the creation and enhancement of the educational influences of a community of learners, supporting each other and their own development
  • Adrian Copping – Creative thinking and writing in a primary school context
  • Lisa Reed- Teacher perceptions of relationships within professional networks and resilience in the workplace
  • Kamal Ahmed – Muslim schooling in the British context
  • Pippa Leslie- Mindset in the school context

Completed

  • Kevin Proudfoot (PhD)- Performance management and motivation in the school context
  • Diane Warner (PhD) – Black and Minority Ethnic student teachers face challenges of Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
  • Chris Jones (MPhil) – Leadership attributes in the context of the Anglican church 

Publications

Books:

Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (eds) (2018) Professional Studies in Primary Education London-Sage

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2015) Teaching RE Creatively Abingdon: Routledge

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2009) It’s not just Black and White, Miss: Children’s awareness of race  Stoke-on-Trent:Trentham Books

Elton-Chalcraft, Hansen, A., Twiselton, S. (Eds) (2008) Doing Classroom Research – a step by step guide for student teachers. Buckingham OUP

Chapters in books:

Bryan, H., Revell, L. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018) Counter terrorism Law and Education : student teachers’ induction into Prevent Duty through the lens of Bauman’s Liquid Modernity In Trimmer, K, Dixon, R. and Findlay, Y., eds The Palgrave Handbook of Education Law for schools– Considering the Legal Context of Schools Cham, Switzerland: Springer International publishing https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-77751-1_27

Twiselton, S. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018) Unit 2.4 Developing your teaching in Cremin, T. and Arthur, J. (eds) 4th  edition Learning to Teach in the Primary School London:Routledge

Warner, D. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018)  “ ‘Race’ Culture and Ethnicity in post European Britain”  Ch 14 In Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft (Eds) 3rd  edition Professional Studies in Primary Education London:Sage

Elton-Chalcraft, S, Revell, L. and Lander, V. (2018) Fundamental British Values: your responsibilities, to promote or not to promote? Ch 15 In Cooper, H. and Elton-Chalcraft (Eds) 3rd  edition Professional Studies in Primary Education London:Sage

Twiselton, S. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2014) Unit 2.4 Developing your teaching in Cremin, T. and Arthur, J. (eds) 3rd edition Learning to Teach in the Primary School London:Routledge

Warner, D. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2014)  “ ‘Race’ Culture and ethnicity Teachers and Children “  Ch 10 In Cooper, H. (Ed) 2nd edition Professional Studies in Primary Education London:Sage

Warner, D. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2011)  “ ‘Race’ Culture and ethnicity Teachers and their Pupils “  Ch 12 In Cooper, H. (Ed) Professional Studies in Primary Education London:Sage

Elton-Chalcraft, Hansen, A., Twiselton, S. (2008) What’s in it for me? Ch 1 In Doing Classroom Research – a step by step guide for student teachers. Buckingham OUP

Articles:

Elton-Chalcraft , S., Copping, A., Mills, K., Todd, I. (2019) Developing research-informed practice in initial teacher education through school-university partnering. Professional Development in Education  https://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2018.1550100 

Elton-Chalcraft, Kendrick, A., and Chapman, A. (2018) ‘Gender, Race, faith and economics: factors impacting on aspirant school leaders’ Management in Education special issue: Diversity in Leadership available at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0892020618788738

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Lander V., Revell, L., Warner, D. and Whitworth, L. (2017) To promote, or not to promote fundamental British values? Teachers’ standards, diversity and teacher education British Educational research journal vol 43 no 1 Feb 2017 available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/berj.2017.43.issue-1/issuetoc

Lander, V., Elton-Chalcraft, S. and Revell, L., (joint editors)- (2016) Special Issue in JET (Journal of Education for Teaching) Fundamental British Values Vol 42 issue 3 available at http://tandfonline.com/toc/cjet20/42/3?nav=tocList   

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Cammack, P. and Harrison, L. (2016) Segregation, integration, inclusion and effective provision: a case study of perspectives from specail educaitonal needs children, parents and teachers in Bangalore India. International Journal of Special Education available at http://www.internationaljournalofspecialed.com/docs/International%20Journal%20Feb%20Issue%202016.pdf

Revell, L. and Elton-Chalcraft, S. (Nov 2016) Religious Education, Racism and Citizenship: developing children’s religious, political and media literacy. Teaching Citizenship: Faith and Citizenship professional journal issue 44 Autumn 2016 available at  https://www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/journals 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. and Mills, K. (2013) Measuring challenge, fun and sterility on a 'phunometre' scale:evaluating creative teaching and learning with children and their student teachers in the primary school Education 3-13  (available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03004279.2013.822904 )

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2011)“We are like dictionaries Miss, you can look things up in us”: evaluating child-centred research methods. Education 3-13.vol 39 no 2 april 2011 pg 187-202

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2008) How children see diversity – the effects of schooling in UK and Southern Germany and Implications for Initital Teacher Education available at

http://www.pef.uni-lj.si/tepe2008/papers.htm accessed Oct 11

Elton-Chalcraft S. (2007) Druidry, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Baha’i, RE against Racism Inclusive RE, RE Today Publications Birmingham

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2005)’ Mind set matters; Attainment target anti-racism in Primary RE ‘ In RE today  Derby CEM

Elton-Chalcraft , S. (2006) ‘Anti racism an attainment target for RE’ In RE today Available at  http://www.multiverse.ac.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?anchorId=131&selectedId=154&menu=17877&ContentId=13183 accessed oct 11

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2004) Pow Wham! Heros or Powerful Leaders? In RE Today  Spring Derby CEM

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2003) “You are what you wear!” Female identity fashion, dress code, cultural demands.” In RE Today  Autumn Derby CEM

Elton-Chalcraft S. (2002) "Empty Wells? How well are we doing at Spiritual well being?" International Journal for Children's Spirituality London:Carfax (Taylor and Francis)

Invited Keynote presentations

Elton-Chalcraft, S, Bryan, H. and Revell, L. (Nov 2018) Invited panel member for International Professional Development Association conference Aston, Birmingham – Ethics, Extremism and controversial issues

 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018)   Accessing the Child’s voice in research Keynote at the Barnardo’s Child in Cumbria Conference University of Cumbria, Carlsile, 2nd May 2018 avaialble at https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/events/university-events/carlisle---fusehill-street/being-a-child-in-cumbria.php accessed on 15th June 2018

 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018) Fundamental British Values: A politicisation of Teaching? Keynote at the Extremism and   Radicalisation Conference May 2018 University of Cumbria, Lancaster campus 2018

 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2018) India’s education system: Challenges of policy into practice Invited to give a Keynote at Limerick University Winter conference Feb 2018

 

 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2017) Fundamental British Values- a politicization of the curriculum Centre for Education studies Warwick University seminar series Nov 1st 2017

 Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2017) To promote or not to promote Fundamental British Values Invited to give a Keynote at Limerick University Winter conference Jan 2017

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2016) Tying ourselves in Knots – British values in schools – implications for NQTs RQTs and schools Invited presentation to school Direct alliance March 2016 The Willows Catholic Primary School, Kirkham

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2016) Creativity and Schooling Keynote for QTS student teachers conference at Leeds Beckett University Feb 2016

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2016) Quality Research- the etiquette of writing academic yet transformative papers and dissertations: unpicking the dilemmas   Invited to lead a workshop at Liverpool John Moores University to a delegation of Indian and British academics Jan 2016

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2015) Fundamental British Values, Tying ourselves in knots   available at   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRaeGpIkG4g&feature=youtu.be    Invited Keynote presentation to Newly Qualified teachers at Edge Hill University Oct 2015

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2015) Studying at Master's level and Cambridge Primary Review Trust : CPD Keynote presented to Cumbria Headteachers  conference Teachers as Researchers Oct 2015, Stoneybeck  Inn, Penrith 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2015) Education in the UK and Faith in schools Invited Keynote to Assam Theological college, Jorhat, Assam, India  Aug 2015

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2013) Research :  A solitary  trudge or the freedom of self-reliance, collegial creativity or the tangles of team projects Keynote presented at University of Cumbria Research day May 2013

Elton-Chalcraft , S. (2009) Keynote Exploring Diversity and Achievement and Demonstration of Multiverse website resources at the Lancashire Minority Ethnic Steering group conference:

 Chorley Teachers centre April 2009

Presentations

Elton-Chalcraft, S. and McLaughlan, D. (2019) Student teachers working with 14 to 19 year olds: Teaching subjects/ nurturing citizens/ meeting employer needs- Implications for Teacher Educators. Conference Aston, Birminham  (May 2019)

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2019) Can (and should) Religion and Worldviews encourage young people to challenge Islamophobia, anti-Semitism etc,  or is RE morphing into a knowledge rich academic subject to impress Russell group universities? AULRE  Birmigham Newman University (May 2019)

Elton-Chalcraft, S. Revell, L and Whitworth, L. (2018) Symposium : Three papers reporting on research informing policy and practice in ITE and RE in schools: 

  1. Improving RE in ITE and empowering beginner teachers in their delivery of RE.
  1. Problems with promoting fundamental British values in education  
  1. Enacting Prevent, FBV and teaching Islam in schools. 

20:20 RE Crewe Oct 2018

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack, P.  (2017) Indian Teachers’ narrating the impact of Christian faith in schools  Presentation  ECER in Copenhagen Aug 2017

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack, P. (2017) Christian Values in practice: similarities and differences in five Indian states Presentation  BERA at Brighton Sept 2017

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack, P.  (2017) Reflecting on Values and ‘institutional body language’ in Indian schools- implications for the teacher educator Presentation  TEAN  at Aston May 2017

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack, P. (2016) Teachers’ views from five Indian states, about their own faith and their schools’ Christian foundation, insider outsider research Presentation at Leeds University BERA

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2016) Leadership is about excellent coaching not telling people what to do’: Preparing future school leaders Presentation at Leeds University BERA

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack, P. (2016) Cultivating an understanding of an Indian context : Teachers’ views from five Indian states, about their own faith and their schools’ Christian foundation Presentation at TEAN Aston University May 2016

Elton-Chalcraft, S and Cammack, P. (2015) Inclusion and perceptions of disability – a case study of teaching and learning in Bangalore, India. Presentation at BERA Belfast Sept 2015

Elton-Chalcraft, S. and Cammack, P., (2015) Inclusion and perceptions of disability – a case study of teaching and learning in Bangalore, India. Presentation at TEAN May 2015

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Lander V., Revell, L., Warner, D. and Whitworth, L. (2015) An investigation into teachers’ and student teachers’ perceptions of 'values' paper delivered at  ECER (European Centre for Educational Research) Budapest Sept 2015

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2014) I don’t think lecturers are ever going to change a closed mind’ Student teachers’ learning journeys and teaching for diversity  paper accepted for  ECER (European Centre for Educational Research) Porto Portugal Sept 2014

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2014 Sept) The impact of student teacher's Religious Education subject knowledge, experiences and attitudes and their preparedness for working within the field of ‘race' and ethnicity  BERA(British Educational Research Association)  Institute of Educaiton London Sept 2014

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2014 May) Educating student teachers - teaching for diversity ‘TEAN (Teacher Education Advancement Network) May 2014

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Lander V., Revell, L., Warner, D. and Whitworth, L. (2013) Fundamental British values in Education? presentation given at Race and Ethncity Symposuim BERA (British Educational Research Association) sept 2013

Adams,J., Cronin, S., Elton-Chalcraft, S. Smears, E. and Walshe, B.  (2013) Creativity in a Policy Vacuum: ‘An Investigation into the Understanding and Implementation of State Guidance and Policy on Creativity in Education by Intending and Newly Qualified Teachers’ presented at  ECER (European Centre for Educaitonal Research) in Istanbul Sept 2013

Elton-Chalcraft , S., Copping, A.,Howlett, D., Mills, K., Todd, I. (2013) Enabling student teachers to facilitate creative teaching and learning in primary schools. presented at  ECER (European Centre for Educational Research) in Istanbul Sept 2013

Adams,J., Cronin, S., Elton-Chalcraft, S. Smears, E. and Walshe, B.  (2013) ‘An Investigation into the Understanding and Implementation of State Guidance and Policy on Creativity in Education by Intending and Newly Qualified Teachers’ presented at  TEAN (Teacher Education Research Network May 2013

Elton-Chalcraft , S., Copping, A.,Howlett, D., Mills, K., Todd, I. (2013) Facilitating creative teaching and learning. Presented at TEAN (Teacher Education Research Network) May 2013

Elton-Chalcraft , S.,  Mills, K., (2012) Measuring fun on a phunometre scale :Creative teaching and learning. Presented at BERA (British Educational Research Association) Sept  2012

Elton-Chalcraft , S.,  Mills, K., (2012)  Measuring fun on a phunometre scale :Creative teaching and learning. Presented at TEAN (Teacher Education Research Network May 2012

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2012) A solitary Trudge or the freedom of self reliance, collegial creativity or the tangles of team projects Keynote Speech at University of Cumbria Faculty Away Day May 2012

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2011 oct ) Creativity – discussion of Research Methodology and Findings from the logitudinal study of student and newly qualfied teachers on policy and practice in Creativity education. Presented at the TEAN occasional seminarr series University of Cumbria

Elton-Chalcraft,S., (2011 Sept) An investigation into the understanding and implementation of state guidance and policy on creativity by intending and recently qualified teachers and to make recommendations for the improvement of creative teaching. Presented at BERA conference London

Elton-Chacraft ,  and Warner, D. (2011 Sept) An investigation into how well prepared student teachers for working in the area of Diversity with particular reference to ‘race’ and ethnicity. Presented at BERA conference London

Sandra Hiett, Elizabeth Smears, Jeff Adams, Sue Cronin, Barbara Walsh, Grant Stanley, Sally Elton-Chalcraft, Marion Jones  (2011 July) An investigation into the understanding and implementation of state guidance and policy on creativity by intending and recently qualified teachers and to make recommendations for the improvement of creative teachingTERN ESRC Seminar Series, Liverpool John Moores University,6 July 2011

Cronin, S. Elton-Chalcraft, S. Walsh, B. (2011 May), Initial Findings: Policy and Practice- creativity . Esmee Fairbairn funded project presentation to TEAN Manchester University

Elton-Chalcraft and Warner , D. (2011 May) Workshop Student teacher’s preparedness to work in the field of Diversity (race and Ethnicity)- Sharing Good practice and Issues TEAN Manchester University 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. and Barker, J. (2011, March) Equality Diversity and Inclusion: Embedding Diversity into the Curriculum- research policy and practice Faculty Away Day University of Cumbria

Elton-Chalcraft S. (2011 Feb) Creativity in the 4 year degree programme at University of Cumbria TEAN : primary 4 year degree day, University of Cumbria

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Hansen, A., McCreery, E. and Morris D. (2010 Nov) ‘The needs of Primary Teacher educators across England in relation to their ITE curriculum development’  Presented at UCET conference Warwick

Elton-Chalcraft , S. (2009) Demonstration of Multiverse website resources – Exploring Diversity and Achievement at the Lancashire Minority Ethnic Steering group conference: Chorley 

Elton-Chalcraft, S. and Broadbridge, J (2009) Findings and Implications of the Recruitment and Retention Challenge Grant Research Recruitment and retention of BME trainees within Lancashire Minority Ethnic Steering Group provider members Conference: Chorley

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2008, Feb),  How children see diverstiy – the effects of schooling in UK and Southern Germany and Implications for Initital Teacher Education presented at the TEPE conference Ljubljiana University Slovenia

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2008), Sept The British Education system and Religious education, Presented to the Englische-Deutsche  Society, Munich Germany

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2006) “My dad don’t like no brown skinned people” British Education Research association BERA Warwick Sept 2006

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2004) Raising the achievement of pupils from diverse Backgrounds RE Team Presentation, St Martin’s College RE Team Ambleside

Elton-Chalcraft, S. (2002) Spirituality: the four dimensions Children’s spirituality Conference: Roehampton

Recent external roles

Deputy Director LED (Learning Education and Development) Research Centre University of Cumbria

Former role as regional co ordinator for the Cambridge Primary Review Trust. The excellent CPRT resources are now located at the Chartered College of Teaching website: https://www.collegeofteaching.org

External Examiner Oxford Brookes University work-based QTS Primary degree 2004-2008

External Examiner Aberdeen University 2009-2012