Ms Julie McAdam

  • Lecturer in English Language (Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy)

telephone: 01413306888
email: Julie.E.McAdam@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

My research interests are clustered around children’s literature and literacies and I have a particular interest in the potential of understanding children’s literature as a safe space for inviting responses that enable readers/viewers to explore social and cultural dimensions of their communities. This includes exploring language practices, migration, identity and intercultural understandings.

I welcome enquiries from postgraduate students who have interested in exploring these dimensions in creative ways within their own communities.

As Programme Leader for the MEd and MSc in TESOL within the School of Education I am particularly interested in hearing from students who may have a TESOL dimension to their research.

I teach on the MEd in Children's Literature and Literacies on two reserach informed courses: Reframing Literacy for the 21st century and Texts for Diversity. 

I am currently a Co-investigator on an AHRC-GCRF  funded Network   titled 'Children's Literature in Critical Contexts of Displacement: Exploring how story and arts-based practices create safe spaces for displaced children and young people'. In this project I have been working with academics and NGOs in Egypt to strengthen the capacity of third sector mediators to use arts-based practices when working with displaced in contexts of flux.

I worked as a PI on a Scottish Funding Council project to look at 'Children’s Literature and International Safe Spaces: Toolkit development for third sector partners working with displaced children’. This project strengthened the capacity of third sector organisations to use and select literature that can be used as a mirror, reflecting the migration experiences of children and families; as a window on the world; and as a door to new ways of thinking and acting.

My current research interests were shaped through my involvement in the international project, Visual Journeys, funded by the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and led by Evelyn Arizpe. This project investigated immigrant children's responses to wordless picturebooks and graphic novels and the ways in which they create meaning and narrative through their own multimodal texts. The book that resulted from this project was awarded the 'Edward B. Fry' Literacy Award from the Literacy Research Association in 2015. I also worked on the follow-up project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 'Journeys from Images to Words: Examining the efficacy of visual meaning-making strategies in the development of inclusive communities of critical readers'. The project was awarded The British Curriculum Foundation /BERA/ Routledge Prize 2013 for joint development work between schools and universities. 


Grants

 2018 PI on a Scottish Funding Council project to look at ‘Children’s Literature and International Safe Spaces: Toolkit development for third sector partners working with displaced children’. This project strengthened the capacity of third sector organisations to use and select literature that can be used as a mirror, reflecting the migration experiences of children and families; as a window on the world; and as a door to new ways of thinking and acting.

 

2017 PI on a University of Glasgow Funded project on ‘The Multimodal, Multilingual and Multicultural Potential of Picturebooks’  which examined children’s responses to Arabic picturebooks.

 

2014 PI on University of Glasgow Sustainable Development project ‘Narratives of Social Change: Supporting Sustainable Action through Creative Multiliteracies’. A two year project that supported teachers to use children’s literature to bring about social change within their communities.

 

Co-I

 

2018 European Social Innovation Fund ‘Challenging Discourses of Xenophobia through Arts and Story with Young People in Glasgow'. Working with an artist/illustrator to challenge and disrupt negative discourses surrounding difference.

 

 2017 AHRC-GCRF Network Grant for ‘Children's Literature in Critical Contexts of Displacement: Exploring how story and arts-based practices create safe spaces for displaced children and young people'.

 

2016 GU Knowledge Exchange Grant for the scoping project 'Literacy Practices Past and Present' in the East End of Glasgow

 

2016 TEMPUS funded project ‘Foreign Languages for Professional Practices’. Developing language courses to accompany professional degrees in universities in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Kyrgygistan.

 

2010: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation ‘New Approaches to Learning’ small grant for the project Journeys from Images to Words: Examining the efficacy of visual meaning-making strategies in the development of inclusive communities of critical readers’. 

 

2009: UK Literacy Association small grant for main phase of the research project ‘Visual Journeys: Understanding immigrant children's response to visual images in picturebooks’. 

 


Supervision

Supervision Areas include : Children's literacy development, Multicultural and International Children's Literature, the potential of children's literature to evoke human flourishing. 

Completed 

Emma McGilp: A Dialogic Journey into Exploring Multiliteracies in Translation for Children and a Researcher in International Picturebooks

Jennifer Farrar: "I didn't know they did books like this!" An inquiry into the literacy practices of young children and their parents using metafictive picturebooks

Ken Shirley - Teacher Knowledge and the Role of Theory in Practice in TESOL

Current Research Students

Soumi Dey: Emerging bilingual children and language acquisition: a cognitive approach to children making meaning from metafictional texts

Ahmed Abdullah: Investigating Iraqi Secondary School English Language Teachers' Pedagogical Practices

Susanne Abou Ghaida: Life’s Longing for Itself: Growing Up in the Arabic Young Adult Novel

Qian Yang: The relationship between Scotland’s Chinese young students’ cultural acculturation experience and their practice on bilingual learning. The voice from young Chinese bilingual learners

Madeleine Strobel: Reading Circles in ESL Classrooms

 


Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2018

McAdam, J. E. (2018) Narratives of change: the role of storytelling, artefacts and children’s literature in building communities of inquiry that care. Cambridge Journal of Education, (doi:10.1080/0305764X.2018.1524001) (Early Online Publication)

McAdam, J. E., Hirsu, L. and Abou Ghaida, S. (2018) ‘Why does that lighthouse have a speaker on it?’: the potential of Arabic picture books. English 4-11, 63, pp. 9-12.

2017

Arizpe, E. , Farrar, J. and McAdam, J. (2017) Picturebooks and literacy studies. In: Kümmerling-Meibauer, B. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks. Series: Routledge literature companions. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, pp. 371-380. ISBN 9781138853188

2015

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J.E. (2015) Visualizing intercultural Literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image based approach. In: Phipps, A. and Kay, R. (eds.) Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138911970

McKinney, S. , McAdam, J., Britton, A., Crichton, H. and Arizpe, E. (2015) Managing the learning of new arrival children in mainstream schooling: challenges for school management and curriculum leaders. In: Christopher, E. (ed.) International Management and Intercultural Communication: A Collection of Case Studies. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781137553232

2014

McAdam, J. E., Arizpe, E. , Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and Farrar, J. (2014) Journeys from Images to Words. Project Report. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

McAdam, J. and Arizpe, E. (2014) Childhood and diversity. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Arizpe, E. , Colomer, T., Martínez-Roldán, C., Bagelman, C., Belloran, B., Farrell, M., Fittipaldi, M., Grilli, G., Manresa, A.M., McAdam, J., Real, N. and Terrusi, M. (2014) Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives: An international inquiry with immigrant children and 'The Arrival'. Bloomsbury Academic: London. ISBN 9781780937762

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A. M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. E. (2014) Visualizing intercultural literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image-based approach. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 304-321. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.903056)

McAdam, J. E. and Farrar, J. (2014) Narratives of change: creating a community of inquiry using drama. Netla: Veftimarit um Uppeldi og Menntun,

2013

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2013) Opening the classroom door to children’s literature: a review of research. In: Hall, K., Cremin, T., Comber, B. and Moll, L. (eds.) International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture. John Wiley & Sons: London, UK, pp. 241-257. ISBN 9780470975978

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (Eds.) (2013) Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415814188

Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2013) Crossing visual borders and connecting cultures: children’s responses to the photographic theme in David Wiesner’s 'Flotsam'. In: Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (eds.) Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture. Routledge: London, pp. 141-157. ISBN 9780415814188

McAdam, J., Britton, A., McKinney, S.J. , Crichton, H. and Arizpe, E. (2013) L’esperienza poi nelle scuole Scozzesi. Portfolio of Integration Report. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

2012

Arizpe, E. , McAdam, J., Farrell, M. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Journeys from Images to Words: evaluating a collaborative visual approach to literacy research and pedagogy. In: 48th International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, University of Leicester, 6-8 July 2012,

Baranowska, W., Kosiorek, M., Luatti, L., Ntelli, N., McAdam, J., McKinney, S. and Sahin, M. (2012) Portfolio of Integration Scotland: Need Analysis. Project Report. European Commission.

Carroll, M., McAdam, J. and McCulloch, M. (2012) Teaching, learning and researching: a reflective journey into increasing the efficacy of our own mentoring practices. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 4(1),

McAdam, J. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Translating the migrant experience into words and pictures: how it can work in an inclusive classroom. In: 33rd International ‘IBBY’ Congress, Imperial College, London, UK, 23-26 Aug 2012,

McKinney, S.J. , McAdam, J., Arizpe, E. , Crichton, H. and Britton, A. (2012) Portfolio of Integration (Scotland). Project Report. Oxfam Italia. (Unpublished)

2011

McAdam, J. and Arizpe, E. (2011) Journeys into culturally responsive teaching. Journal of Teacher Education and Teachers' Work, 2(1), pp. 18-27.

Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2011) Crossing visual borders and connecting cultures: children’s responses to the photographic theme in David Wiesner’s 'Flotsam'. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 17(2), pp. 227-243. (doi:10.1080/13614541.2011.624969)

Carroll, M., McAdam, J. and McCulloch, M. (2011) Enhancing the efficacy of student mentoring and assessment during school placements. In: 55th World Assembly of International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET), Glasgow, Scotland, 11-14 July 2011, (Unpublished)

2010

Farrell, M., Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2010) Journeys across visual borders: Annotated spreads of 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan as a method of understanding pupils' creation of meaning through visual images. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 33(3), pp. 198-210.

MacKenzie, J. et al. (2010) From anxiety to empowerment: a learning community of university teachers. Teaching in Higher Education, 15(3), pp. 273-284. (doi:10.1080/13562511003740825)

2009

McAdam, J., McCulloch, M. and Dickson, B. (2009) Assessment is for learning: how mixed modes of assessment support first year student learning on the BEd (Hons) programme. In: 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2009,

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2009) Visual connections: immigrant and non-immigrant pupils create a reading community around a wordless picturebook. In: United Kingdom Literacy Association 45th International Conference: Making Connections: Building literate communities in and beyond the classroom, London, July 2009,

McGonigal, J. and McAdam, J. (2009) Threshold concepts in the caring professions. ESRC Seminar Papers,

2008

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2008) Journeys across visual borders with The Arrival by Shaun Tan. In: SERA International Conference, Perth, (Unpublished)

Cove, M., McAdam, J. and McGonigal, J. (2008) Mentoring, teaching and professional transformation. In: Land, R., Meyer, J. and Smith, J. (eds.) Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines. Series: Educational futures (16). Sense Publishing: Rotterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789087902674

McAdam, J. and Johnston, D. (2008) Threshold concepts: liminality and beginning teachers' troublesome understanding of literacy concepts. In: Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

2006

Bell, S. et al. (2006) The scholarship of teaching and learning: a university teacher learning community’s work in progress. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1(1), pp. 3-12.

This list was generated on Fri Jul 19 13:29:53 2019 BST.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

McAdam, J. E. (2018) Narratives of change: the role of storytelling, artefacts and children’s literature in building communities of inquiry that care. Cambridge Journal of Education, (doi:10.1080/0305764X.2018.1524001) (Early Online Publication)

McAdam, J. E., Hirsu, L. and Abou Ghaida, S. (2018) ‘Why does that lighthouse have a speaker on it?’: the potential of Arabic picture books. English 4-11, 63, pp. 9-12.

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A. M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. E. (2014) Visualizing intercultural literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image-based approach. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 304-321. (doi:10.1080/14708477.2014.903056)

McAdam, J. E. and Farrar, J. (2014) Narratives of change: creating a community of inquiry using drama. Netla: Veftimarit um Uppeldi og Menntun,

Carroll, M., McAdam, J. and McCulloch, M. (2012) Teaching, learning and researching: a reflective journey into increasing the efficacy of our own mentoring practices. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 4(1),

McAdam, J. and Arizpe, E. (2011) Journeys into culturally responsive teaching. Journal of Teacher Education and Teachers' Work, 2(1), pp. 18-27.

Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2011) Crossing visual borders and connecting cultures: children’s responses to the photographic theme in David Wiesner’s 'Flotsam'. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 17(2), pp. 227-243. (doi:10.1080/13614541.2011.624969)

Farrell, M., Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2010) Journeys across visual borders: Annotated spreads of 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan as a method of understanding pupils' creation of meaning through visual images. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 33(3), pp. 198-210.

MacKenzie, J. et al. (2010) From anxiety to empowerment: a learning community of university teachers. Teaching in Higher Education, 15(3), pp. 273-284. (doi:10.1080/13562511003740825)

McGonigal, J. and McAdam, J. (2009) Threshold concepts in the caring professions. ESRC Seminar Papers,

Bell, S. et al. (2006) The scholarship of teaching and learning: a university teacher learning community’s work in progress. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 1(1), pp. 3-12.

Books

Arizpe, E. , Colomer, T., Martínez-Roldán, C., Bagelman, C., Belloran, B., Farrell, M., Fittipaldi, M., Grilli, G., Manresa, A.M., McAdam, J., Real, N. and Terrusi, M. (2014) Visual Journeys through Wordless Narratives: An international inquiry with immigrant children and 'The Arrival'. Bloomsbury Academic: London. ISBN 9781780937762

Book Sections

Arizpe, E. , Farrar, J. and McAdam, J. (2017) Picturebooks and literacy studies. In: Kümmerling-Meibauer, B. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks. Series: Routledge literature companions. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, pp. 371-380. ISBN 9781138853188

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J.E. (2015) Visualizing intercultural Literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image based approach. In: Phipps, A. and Kay, R. (eds.) Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138911970

McKinney, S. , McAdam, J., Britton, A., Crichton, H. and Arizpe, E. (2015) Managing the learning of new arrival children in mainstream schooling: challenges for school management and curriculum leaders. In: Christopher, E. (ed.) International Management and Intercultural Communication: A Collection of Case Studies. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781137553232

McAdam, J. and Arizpe, E. (2014) Childhood and diversity. In: Carroll, M. and McCulloch, M. (eds.) Understanding Teaching and Learning in Primary Education. SAGE: London. ISBN 9781446254820

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2013) Opening the classroom door to children’s literature: a review of research. In: Hall, K., Cremin, T., Comber, B. and Moll, L. (eds.) International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture. John Wiley & Sons: London, UK, pp. 241-257. ISBN 9780470975978

Arizpe, E. and McAdam, J. (2013) Crossing visual borders and connecting cultures: children’s responses to the photographic theme in David Wiesner’s 'Flotsam'. In: Arizpe, E., Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (eds.) Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture. Routledge: London, pp. 141-157. ISBN 9780415814188

Cove, M., McAdam, J. and McGonigal, J. (2008) Mentoring, teaching and professional transformation. In: Land, R., Meyer, J. and Smith, J. (eds.) Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines. Series: Educational futures (16). Sense Publishing: Rotterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789087902674

Edited Books

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (Eds.) (2013) Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415814188

Research Reports or Papers

McAdam, J. E., Arizpe, E. , Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and Farrar, J. (2014) Journeys from Images to Words. Project Report. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

McAdam, J., Britton, A., McKinney, S.J. , Crichton, H. and Arizpe, E. (2013) L’esperienza poi nelle scuole Scozzesi. Portfolio of Integration Report. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Baranowska, W., Kosiorek, M., Luatti, L., Ntelli, N., McAdam, J., McKinney, S. and Sahin, M. (2012) Portfolio of Integration Scotland: Need Analysis. Project Report. European Commission.

McKinney, S.J. , McAdam, J., Arizpe, E. , Crichton, H. and Britton, A. (2012) Portfolio of Integration (Scotland). Project Report. Oxfam Italia. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Arizpe, E. , McAdam, J., Farrell, M. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Journeys from Images to Words: evaluating a collaborative visual approach to literacy research and pedagogy. In: 48th International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, University of Leicester, 6-8 July 2012,

McAdam, J. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Translating the migrant experience into words and pictures: how it can work in an inclusive classroom. In: 33rd International ‘IBBY’ Congress, Imperial College, London, UK, 23-26 Aug 2012,

Carroll, M., McAdam, J. and McCulloch, M. (2011) Enhancing the efficacy of student mentoring and assessment during school placements. In: 55th World Assembly of International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET), Glasgow, Scotland, 11-14 July 2011, (Unpublished)

McAdam, J., McCulloch, M. and Dickson, B. (2009) Assessment is for learning: how mixed modes of assessment support first year student learning on the BEd (Hons) programme. In: 2nd Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2009,

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2009) Visual connections: immigrant and non-immigrant pupils create a reading community around a wordless picturebook. In: United Kingdom Literacy Association 45th International Conference: Making Connections: Building literate communities in and beyond the classroom, London, July 2009,

Arizpe, E. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. (2008) Journeys across visual borders with The Arrival by Shaun Tan. In: SERA International Conference, Perth, (Unpublished)

McAdam, J. and Johnston, D. (2008) Threshold concepts: liminality and beginning teachers' troublesome understanding of literacy concepts. In: Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 3-6 Sept 2008,

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