Dr Gary Fraser
Co-Programme Director: BA Community Education/MA Learning in Communities / Teaching Fellow
- Moray House School of Education and Sport, IECS
- University of Edinburgh
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Moray House School of Education and Sport, SJL 1.10
- University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
- Post code
- EH8 8AQ
Before my current role as Teaching Fellow I have worked in the field of Community Education/Community Learning and Development (CE/CLD) for the best part of two decades. I have substantial experience of working in CE/CLD areas such as youth work, adult education and community development. I am currently the chair of the Community Education online journal Concept.
PhD in Education
Masters in Social Policy and Criminology
BA Degree (Honours) Community Education
I am the Course Organiser for the following courses:
Managing Professional Life
Professional Practice in Community Education
Community Education Methods and Approaches
I have also taught on the following courses:
Working with Individuals and Groups
Introduction to Community Education
Introduction to Research in Community Settings
Concepts and Controversies in Community Education
Activist Social Research
Community Engagement - Co-constructing Knowledge with Communities
Theories and Politics of Social Justice
Community Action and Social Justice
Education Policy and the Politics of Education
Community Education and Community Development
Adult Education and Employability
Current research interestsCommunity Education and Local Government Reform Community Education and Professionalisation; New Managerialism Qualitative Research; Ethnography
Past research interestsMy PhD was based on a case study of Community Education practitioners working in the context of local government and was entitled 'Neoliberalism, New Managerialism and the New Professionalism in Community Development'
Fraser, G, (2018), 'New Digital Technologies and ‘Datafication’ in Community Education: Implications for Professionalism, Politics and Practice', Presentation at the Centre for Research in Digital Education Seminar Series', May, 2018
Fraser, G, (2016), 'Producing a Neoliberal Subject in the Public Sector? A Foucauldian Analysis of Technologies of Performance Management in the field of Community Education', Presentation at the 'Foucault at 90 Conference', University of the West of Scotland, June, 2016
Fraser, G, (2016), 'Community Education and the New Managerialism', Presentation at the Conference - 'Revisiting Adult Education: the Challenge of Change 40 Years On', University of Edinburgh, February, 2016.
Fraser, G, (2015), ''Community Education in Scotland Today: the Rise of New Public Managerialism and Implications for Professional Identity'?, Presentation at the 'Community Development Journal 50th Anniversary Conference', University of Edinburgh, July 2015
Fraser, G, (2015), 'Community Education in Scotland Today: the Rise of New Public Managerialism and Implications for Professional Identity'? Presentation at Youth and Community Education Conference, Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, June 2015
Fraser, G, (2020), ‘Community Development and the Austerity Decade (2010-19)’, in, ‘Concept’, Vol. 11, No 1, Spring 2020.
Fraser, G, (2019), Book Review: ‘Funding, Power and Community Development’, (2019), in, ‘Studies in the Education of Adults’, July 2019.
Fraser, G, (2018), ‘Foucault, Governmentality Theory and Neoliberal Community Development’, in, ‘Community Development Journal’, December 2018.
Fraser, G, (2017), ‘Creating Space for Thinking Together – Reflections on Community Engagement Seminar’, in, ‘Concept’, 8, (3), 6, December 2017.
Fraser, G, (2017), ‘Neoliberalism, New Managerialism and the New Professionalism in Community Development’, (2017) PhD, University of Edinburgh.
Fraser, G, (2015), ‘A Tale of Two Anniversaries: the Alexander Report (1975) and the Birth of the Performance Indicator (1985)’, in, ‘Concept; December 2015.
Fraser, G, (2015), ‘Managerialism in the Public Sector: a Political Critique’, in, ‘Scottish Left Review’, Issue 90, November 2015.
Fraser, G, (2012), ‘Community Development and the Politics of Local Government’, in, ‘Concept’, December 2012.
Fraser, G, (2011), ‘Outcomes and Cuts: the Current State of Official Community Engagement Strategy and Community Work’, in, Concept, November 2011.
Fraser, G, (2008), ‘Neo-liberal Welfare: the Politics of the Voluntary Sector’, in, ‘Concept’, August 2008.