Professor Mark Pike's Publications
(2013) Mere Education: C.S. Lewis as Teacher for our Time. Lutterworth Press.
An exploration of C.S. Lewis's thinking and writing on education, and how Lewis's insights offer a challenge to modern educational theory and practice. The word 'mere' is used in the title of this book in its Middle English sense as an adjective 'nothing less than, complete'.
(2006) Citizenship and Moral Education: values in action. Routledge Falmer.
received by RSO
(2004) Spirituality, Literature and Literacy-Special Issue of the Internatioanl Journal of Children's Spirituality. 2. Cerfax Publishing Taylor and Francis Group.
(2003) Teaching Secondary English. Paul Chapman Publications.
(2012) “Towards an Ethical Ecology of International Service Learning”, Journal of Curriculum Studies. iFirst: 1-25.
(2011) “The value of christian-ethos schooling for secular students”, Journal of Research on Christian Education. 20.2: 138-154.
Globally, many Christian organizations seek to serve communities by providing schooling and education for children and young people who are not necessarily Christian. This article may inform the work of such Christian organizations as it reports findings from a funded research project that investigated three schools in England with a Christian ethos that provide education for largely secular students, many of whom live in areas characterized by social and economic deprivation and also educational underachievement. Analysis of findings from observations, transcripts of focus groups with students, and an anonymous survey of more than 500 children age 14 years and more than 300 teachers in three schools are reported. Drawing on this data, an assessment is made of the value of Christian ethos schooling for students who are, in this case, predominantly secular. Answers are sought to questions concerning how such schools can legitimately provide comprehensive, rather than limited, approaches to moral and character education. This article evaluates the central place of the core values and character education of the schools described here, which are widely endorsed by their secular students and also underpinned by Judeo-Christian sources. © Taylor & Francis Group.
(2011) “Reading research on core values, Christian ethos and school transformation at England's most improved academy: a reply to Bragg, Allington, Simmons and Jones”, OXFORD REVIEW OF EDUCATION. 37.4: 567-570.
(2011) “Christian schooling for secular students”, Journal of Research in Christian Education. 20. : 1-17.
(2011) “Ethical English Teaching and Citizenship Education: Promoting Democratic Values or the Tao?”, Changing English: studies in culture and education.
(2011) “Developing as an Ethical English Teacher: Valuing the Personal and Poetic in Professional Learning”, ENGL EDUC-UK. 45.3: 224-235.
(2010) “Transaction and transformation at Trinity: private sponsorship, core values and Christian ethos at England's most improved academy”, OXFORD REV EDUC. 36.6: 749-765.
(2010) “Christianity and character education: faith in core values?”, J BELIEFS VALUES. 31.3: 311-321.
(2010) “Faith schools in the twenty-first century”, EDUC REV. 62.2: 243-245.
(2010) “A tale of two schools: comparing and contrasting Jacobus Fruytier Scholengemeenschap in the Netherlands and Bradford Christian School in England”, Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education. 31.2: 181-190.
(2009) “The Emmanuel Schools Foundation: Sponsoring transformation in England’s most improved academy”, Management in Education. 23.3: 139-144.
(2009) “Religious freedom and rendering to Caesar: reading democratic and faith-based values in curriculum, pedagogy and policy”, OXFORD REV EDUC. 35.2: 133-146.
(2009) “Judeo-Christian Sources of Character Education: Learning from England's Most Academically Improved Academy”, Journal of Research in Character Education. 7.1: 25-40.
(2008) “Reading the signs of the times: semiotic engagement for ethical learning?”, Journal of Curriculum Studies Westbury I (eds.). 40.4: 541-550.
(2008) “Faith in citizenship? On teaching children to believe in liberal democracy”, BRIT J RELIG EDUC. 30.2: 113-122.
(2007) “Values and visibility: the implementation and assessment of citizenship education in schools”, EDUC REV. 59.2: 215-229.
(2007) “Transactional Reading as Spiritual Investment”, Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 11.2: 83-89.
(2007) “The state and citizenship education in England: a curriculum for subjects or citizens?”, J CURRICULUM STUD. 39.4: 471-489.
(2006) “From Beliefs to Skills: The secularization of literacy and the moral education of citizens”, Journal of Beliefs and Values - studies in religion and education. 27.3: 281-289.
(2006) “Measuring the Inner Light: Assessing Creativity and Spirituality in English”, The Use of English. 57.3: 214-222.
(2005) “Citizenship Education and Faith Schools: What should children in Christian schools understand and appreciate about a liberal and secular society?”, Journal of Education & Christian Belief. 9.1: 35-46.
received by rso
(2005) “The Challenge of Christian Schooling in Secular Society”, Journal of Research on Christian Education. 13.2: 149-166.
(2004) “Aesthetic Teaching”, Journal of Aesthetic Education. 38.2: 20-37.
received by rso
(2004) “Well-being through reading: drawing upon literacy and literature in children's spiritual education”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 9.2: 155-162.
received by rso
(2004) “Spirituality, Literature and Literacy - Special Issue”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 9.2: 1-x.
(2003) “From personal to social transaction: A model of aesthetic reading in the classroom”, Journal of Aesthetic Education. 37.2: 61-72.
(2003) “The canon in the classroom: students' experiences of texts from other times”, J CURRICULUM STUD. 35.3: 355-370.
(2003) “The canon in the classroom: students' experiences of texts from other times”, Journal of Curriculum Studies. 35.3: 355-370.
(2003) “On Being in English Teaching: a time for Heidegger?”, Changing English. 10.1: 91-99.
(2003) “Belief as an Obstacle to Reading: the case of the Bible?”, Journal of Beliefs & Values. 24.2: 155-163.
(2003) “The Bible and the reader's response”, Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 7.1: 37-51.
(2003) “The Bible and the Reader's Response”, Journal of Education & Christian Belief. 7.1: 37-52.
(2003) “From the picture to the diagram? literacy and English teaching”, Use of English. : 211-216.
(2002) “Action research for English Teaching: ideology, pedagogy and personal growth”, Educational Action Research. 10.1: 27-44.
(2002) “Aesthetic Distance and the Spiritual Journey: education for morally and spiritually significant events across the art and literature curriculum”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 7.1: 9-21.
(2002) “The most wanted text in the West: Rewards Offered for Reading the Bible as Literature”, Use of English. 54.1: 29-42.
(2001) “Adolescents as Active Readers”, Topic. 26.12
(2000) “Spirituality, Morality and Poetry”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 5.2: 177-191.
(2000) “Pupils' Poetics”, Changing English. 7.1: 45-54.
(2000) “Keen Readers: adolescents and pre-twentieth century poetry”, Educational Review. 52.1: 13-28.
(2000) “Boys, Poetry and the Individual Talent”, English in Education. 34.3: 41-55.
(1999) “Reading the Writer, Reading the Reader: Pre-Twentieth Century Poetry in the English Literature Examination”, Use of English. 51.1: 41-52.
“International Journal of Children's Spirituality(Editorship)”, International Journal of Children's Spirituality. 9.2
Guest editor, Vol 9, No 2
(2011) “Ethics and Citizenship Education’”, In: Arthur J (eds.) Debates in Citizenship Education. London: Routledge.
(2011) “Human Rights, Citizenship and Religious Education’”, In: Debates in Religious Education. London: Routledge.
“Reading and Responding to Biblical Texts in a Christian School: aesthetic distance and the spiritual journey”, In: Ota C (eds.) Spiritual Education – literary, empirical and pedagogic approaches. 2005: Brighton, Sussex Academic Press.
(2007) English in the New Vocational Diplomas: An Analysis of Principal Learning.
(2005) Trainee teachers teaching texts from other times. University of Leeds.
An Analysis of Principal Learning in 3 Accredited Specifications for the Creative and Media Specialised Diploma. 2007:
ESRC Report AH/F007981/1 Faith in Students - Believing in Christian-Ethos Schools. 2008: