Y dot Lebeau at uea dot ac dot uk
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Dr Yann Lebeau is Senior Lecturer in educational research. He has previously held teaching and research positions in France (Brest, Bordeaux), in Nigeria (Ibadan) and at the Open University. His research interests lie in the sociology of higher education communities and where higher education and social change intersect. He has done extensive empirical research on the University/society nexus in Africa and in Europe and is a member of several education and development research networks. Yann joined EDU as lecturer in 2007 and has been teaching and supervising on both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes of the school. Alongside his involvement in the life of EDU as deputy head of school, coordinator of the higher education research group and course director of the Masters in Education, Yann is a member of the University senate.
Dr Lebeau is currently developing a new project with Dr Papatsiba (University of Sheffield) looking at current practice and perceptions of research collaboration among European social science researchers. In line with Yann’s previous research interests, this project will explore the interactions between higher education policies, institutional strategies and academic practice from a sociological perspective. The project is expected to be completed by December 2013.
Yann’s most recently completed research projects in the UK looked at the Social and Organizational Mediations of University Learning (ESRC-TLRP project), and at Regional perspectives on the role of higher education institutions in social transformation (ESRC-Funded). These collaborative projects generated a number of publications and presentations, including the book “Improving What is learned at university” (2010) which was awarded a prize and highly recommended by the Society for Educational Studies in November 2011.
Yann is a member of several education and development research networks, and a member of the editorial boards of Compare, the British Journal of Sociology of Education, and the International Journal of Sociology of Education. He was editor of the Journal of Higher Education in Africa (CODESRIA) until December 2011. He initiated and is coordinating a research group in EDU on Higher Education Research (RHES) which has met bimonthly and organised seminars since its creation in September 2008.
Lebeau, Y., B. Ridley & K. Lane (2011) Education and social justice in challenging times. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education 41 (4):445-451
Lebeau, Y. & Sall, E. (2011) Global Institutions, Higher Education and Development. In King, R., Marginson, S. & Naidoo, R. (eds.) A Handbook of Globalization and Higher Education. London: Edward Elgar publishing
Jary, D. Edmunds, R. Houston, M. & Lebeau, Y. (2010) The subjects: tribes and territories. In Brennan et al. Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. London: Routledge.
Jary, D. Houston, M. & Lebeau, Y. (2010) The students: backgrounds, lifestyles and forms of engagement. In Brennan et al Improving What is Learned at University: An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. London: Routledge.
Lebeau, Y., Houston, M. and Watkins, R. (2009) Imagined transitions: social and organisational influences on the student life-cycle. In Field. J, Gallagher, J. and Ingram, R. (eds) Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning, London, Routledge: 146-160. Contribution = 33%
Jary, D., Lebeau, Y. (2009) The student experience and subject engagement in UK sociology: a proposed typology. British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 30, No. 6, 697-712.
Lebeau Y., D. Mills (2008) "From ‘crisis' to ‘transformation'? Shifting orthodoxies of African higher education policy and research" Learning and Teaching in the Social Science (LATISS), 1(1): 58-88
Houton, M.& Lebeau, Y.(2006) The Social Mediation of University Learning. SOMUL Working Paper No 3. York. The Higher Education Academy.
Lebeau Y. (2006) " Universities as mediating spaces of the global into the local/les Universites espaces de médiation du global au local" Cahiers de la Recherche sur l‘Education et les Savoirs No 5. : 7-14.
Lebeau Y. (2006) "Searching for the Sub-Plot Between the Lines of Bologna: Qualms and Conservatism of the French Academia in the Face of European Competition" in V. Tomusk (ed) Creating the European Area of Higher Education: Voices from the Periphery, Springer Netherlands.
Lebeau, Y. Little, B.(2005) "Les restructurations de la formation professionnelle supérieure en Grande Bretagne: réponse aux besoins des employeurs ou régulation de l‘accès à l'enseignement supérieur?", Cahiers de la Recherche sur l‘Education et les Savoirs, No 4, 105-123
Brennan, J., Lebeau, Y., R. King (2004) The role of universities in the transformation of societies. An international research project. Synthesis report. CHERI/ACU. 72 p.
Lebeau, Y. (2004) "University: Postcolonial" In vol. 6 of New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, edited by M. Cline Horowitz, pp. 2391-2394. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005.
Little, B, Connor, H., Lebeau, Y., Pierce, D., Sinclair, E., Thomas, L., and Yarrow K., (2003) Vocational Higher Education : does it meet employers' needs ? London : Learning and Skills Development Agency.
Kassimir, R., Lebeau, Y. and Sall E. (2003) "The Public Dimensions of the University in Africa", Journal of Higher Education in Africa , Vol. 1, No 1, pp. 126-148.
Lebeau, Y (2003) "Extraversion strategies within a peripheral research community. Nigerian scientists' responses to State inconsistency and changing patterns in international aid and cooperation", Science, Technology and Society 8 (2), 185-213.
Lebeau, Y. (2003) "Classement et déclassement des universités au Nigeria: de l'uniformité des procédures d'admission à la multiplicité des stratégies de contournement", Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines, pp. 209-233.
Lebeau, Y. (2002) "La ‘communauté nationale' des universitaires nigérians entre mondialisation des réseaux de la recherche et individualisation des carrières ", in N. Akam & R. Ducasse, Quelle université pour l'Afrique. Bordeaux : Maison des Sciences de l'Homme., pp. 13-29.
Lebeau, Y. (2002) "The Nigerian scientific community between globalisation and marginalisation" in Mouton J., Waast R. & Ritchie F (eds), Science in Africa, proceedings of the symposium on 17 & 18 October 2001, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Stellenbosch, pp. 93-104.
Lebeau, Y. (2001) "Nigeria, country report", in R. Waast et J. Mouton (eds) Les Sciences en Afrique, Paris : IRD, 229 p.
Lebeau Y (2000) "Aspects of the Instrumentalisation of the University in Nigeria" in Y. Lebeau and M. Ogunsanya (eds), The Dilemma of Post-Colonial Universities. Elite Formation and the Restructuring of Higher Education in sub-Saharan Africa , Ibadan, IFRA/ABB, pp. 147-168.
Lebeau Y (1999-1) "Permissivité et violence sur les campus nigérians. Quelques lectures du phénomène des secret cults", Politique africaine, n° 76, pp. 173-179.Lebeau Y (1999-2) "Du bon usage de l'université au Nigeria : expériences étudiantes et significations actuelles du diplôme", Cahiers ARES, 2, pp. 33-48.
Lebeau Y (1998) "Le faux-semblant de la mixité des campus nigérians. Stéréotypes, statuts et rôles féminins", in M-F. Lange (dir.), L'école et les filles en Afrique. Scolarisation sous conditions, Paris, Karthala, pp. 141-156
Lebeau Y (1997) "The daughters of evil : Images de l'étudiante sur les campus nigérians", Politique africaine, n° 65, pp. 21-34.Lebeau Y (1996-1) "L'interminable transition démocratique au Nigeria. Les universités dans la tourmente", L'Afrique Politique 1996, Bordeaux, CEAN-Karthala, pp. 55-70.
Lebeau Y. (1996-2) "Universities in torment : Institutional crisis and redefinition of the mandate of the tertiary system of education in Nigeria", IFRA-Ibadan Newsletter, vol. 5, no 1.
Lebeau Y. (1994) "Une démarche en quête d'acteurs : Réajustements de la recherche sur le système éducatif nigérian", Cahiers Pratiques sociales et travail, 21, pp. 28-51.
Brennan, J.L., Edmunds, R., Houston, M., Jary, D., Lebeau, Y., Osborne, M., Richardson, J.T.E (2010) Improving What is Learned at University. An Exploration of the Social and Organisational Diversity of University Education. Routledge, London.
Lebeau, Y. (1997) Étudiants et campus du Nigeria : recompositions du champ universitaire et sociabilités étudiantes, Paris, Karthala, collection "Hommes et sociétés" (preface by Jean Copans).
Lebeau, Y., B. Ridley & K. Lane (guest editors) (2011) Special Issue: Education and social justice in challenging times. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education 41 (4).
Lebeau, Y. (guest editor) (2006) "Pressions sur l'enseignement supérieur au Nord et au Sud/ Multipolar pressures on higher education" Cahiers de la Recherche sur l‘Education et les Savoirs No 5.
Lebeau, Y., Niane B., Piriou A., Saint Martin M. de (eds) (2003) Etat et acteurs émergents en Afrique. Démocratie, indocilité et transnationalisation, Paris: Karthala.
Amuwo K., Bach D., Lebeau, Y. (eds) (2001) Nigeria during the Abacha Years (1993-1998). The domestic and international politics of democratisation, Ibadan: IFRA/CEAN.
Lebeau, Y., Ogunsanya M. (eds) (2000), The Dilemma of Post-Colonial Universities. Elite Formation and the Restructuring of Higher Education in sub-Saharan Africa, Ibadan: IFRA/ABB.
Dr Lebeau is the course director of the Masters in Education. His contribution to teaching in EDU revolves primarily around principles and techniques of educational and social science research. He also teaches sessions on higher education policy to EDU undergraduate students and in the School of International Development (DEV). He currently supervises six students at doctoral level working on a range of educational policies in the UK and internationally.
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