Dr James Stanfield
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 07966 865 860
- Address: B83 King George VI Building
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Together with Professor James Tooley and Professor Pauline Dixon, I helped to set up the E.G. West Centre in 2002, a research centre dedicated to generating knowledge and understanding about how markets and self organising systems work in education and which institutions and regulatory frameworks best allow education to flourish. My PhD research focused on the growth of private schools serving for the poor in the slums of Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) and how this development relates to the United Nations concept of the right to education. More recently, I have helped to set up SOLE Central and I'm now working with colleagues on numerous research projects relating to Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLE). My research interests include:
- the potential of self organising systems and emergent behaviour in education
- next generation assessments and qualifications
- educational freedom and the right of parents to choose
- the history of education prior to state intervention
- all forms of technology enhanced learning
Together with Professor James Tooley I am currently the joint Degree Programme Director for the MA International Development and Education and I'm also the module leader for EDU8213 - The Future of Learning, which is run in collaboration with Professor Sugata Mitra and other colleagues.
In 2015 I also played a leading role in the development and launch of the the new BA (Hons) Education and I'm currently responsible for the development and delivery of two modules in stage 2. EDU2002 Global Innovations in Education and EDU2004 Global Developments in Technology Enhanced Learning.
Since 2015 I have also been the lead education consultant on the Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) - a £30 million competitive challenge fund in Tanzania which provides grants to organisations driving innovative approaches which aim to improve the quality, value-for-money, and sustainability of basic services including education.
James is also a member of the steering group for NUTELA - Newcastle University Advocates for Technology Enhanced Learning.
James is currently supervising several Masters and PhD students:
- Yang Du - Language Policy in SOLE: How Chinese Students Co-construct Language Policy while Learning English in SOLE
- Fatma Otain - Future of Learning: A Case Study of the Implementation of SOLE in a Saudi Primary School
I am currently the Primary Investigator on the following three funded research projects:
- Dream, Achieve, Realise and Express (DARE) in Romania, Ukraine and Moldova, CARITAS (£90,000)
- Investigating the introduction of tablets computers in schools in Tanzania: the teacher and student perspective, HDIF Tanzania (£30,000)
- Microsoft Education (£70,000)
Module leader: EDU2002 - Global Innovations in Education
Module leader: EDU8213 - The Future of Learning
Module leader: EDU8226 - InvestigatingTechnology Enhanced Learning
- Mitra S, Kulkarni S, Stanfield J. Learning at the Edge of Chaos: Self-Organising Systems in Education. In: Lees, HE; Noddings, N, ed. The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp.227-239.
- Stanfield J. Affordable learning: transforming education at the bottom of the pyramid. In: Pauline Dixon, Steve Humble and Chris Counihan, ed. Handbook of International Development and Education. Cheltenham, Gloucester, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2015, pp.131-148.
- Stanfield JB. Profit in education, not a dirty word. IoD Big Picture 2012, (Winter), 5.
- Stanfield J. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid in Education. In: Stanfield, J, ed. The Profit Motive in Education - Continuing the Revolution. London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2012, pp.96-119.
- Stanfield J, ed. The Profit Motive in Education: Continuing the Revolution. London: Institute of Economic Affairs & Profile Books, 2012.
- Stanfield J. A freedom-based approach. Economic Affairs 2010, 30(2), 87-87.
- Stanfield J. Education for All - A Freedom Based Approach. In: Elliott, Fourali, and Issler, ed. Education and Social Change: Connecting Local and Global Perspectives. Continuum Books, 2010.
- Stanfield JB. Education for All by 2015: A Freedom Based Approach (pdf). E.G. West Centre Working Paper 2010, 1-13.
- Stanfield J. The Broken University: What is seen and what is not seen in the UK higher education sector. Adam Smith Institute, 2010.
- Stanfield J. The rise and fall of for-profit libraries. Economic Affairs 2010, 30(3), 95-95.
- Stanfield J. Why not Tesco schools, Sir Terry?. Economic Affairs 2010, 30(1), 105.
- Stanfield J. Ban all political interference with university tuition fees. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(4), 100.
- Stanfield J. Privatise all business and law schools. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(3), 107.
- Stanfield J. The Introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya. In: James, V., Etim, J.S, ed. Educational Reform in Africa: Essays on Curriculum, Libraries, Counseling, and Grade Levels. Lampeter, UK: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009, pp.209-224.
- Stanfield J. The profit motive in education. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(2), 90.
- Stanfield J. The rise and fall of human capital theory. Economic Affairs 2009, 29(1), 100.
- Stanfield J. Africa's great leap backward. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(3), 76.
- Stanfield J. Another hole in the wall. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(2), 91.
- Stanfield J. Crowding out in education. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(4), 84.
- Tooley J, Dixon P, Stanfield J. Impact of Free Primary Education in Kenya: A Case Study of Private Schools in Kibera. Educational Management, Administration & Leadership 2008, 36(4), 449-469.
- Stanfield J. The secret history of higher education in the USA. Economic Affairs 2008, 28(1), 79-.
- Stanfield J. For-profit charities in education. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(4), 83.
- Stanfield J. Market-based management in education. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(1), 88.
- Stanfield J, Tooley J. Private Universities around the World. In: de Burgh, Fazackerley, A; Black, A, ed. Can the Prizes Still Glitter? The Future of British Universities in a Changing World. Buckingham: The University of Buckingham Press, 2007.
- Stanfield J. The Austrian economics of education. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(2), 100-.
- Stanfield J. The Broken University. Economic Affairs 2007, 27(3), 101-.
- Stanfied J. The Right to Choose: Yes Prime Minister!: Road Map to Reform: Education. London: Adam Smith Institute, 2007.
- Stanfield J. For-profit 'faireducation' comprehensive schooling. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(4), 81-81.
- Stanfield J. Free to choose: Yes, Prime Minister. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(3), 79-79.
- Tooley J, Stanfield J. Market Solutions for British Education. In: Roy, S., Clarke. J, ed. Margaret Thatcher's Achievement: How it Happened and What it Meant. London and New York: Continuum Books, 2006, pp.135-152.
- Stanfield J. Seldon's charge. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(1), 72-72.
- Stanfield J. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) on education. Economic Affairs 2006, 26(2), 80-80.
- Stanfield J. Adam Smith on education. Economic Affairs 2005, 25(2), 56.
- Tooley J, Stanfield J. Editorial: 'Education for all' through privatisation?. Economic Affairs 2004, 24(4), 2-3.
- Tooley J, Dixon P, Stanfield J. Delivering Better Education: market solutions to education. London: Adam Smith Institute, 2003. Adam Smith Institute Better Education Project 1902737407.
- Tooley J, Stanfield J. Government Failure: E.G. West on Education. London, UK: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2003.