Professor Tehmina N Basit

Emeritus Professor of Education

Institute of Education

Academic qualifications

MPhil, PhD (Cantab.)

Research interests

  • 2014-2017, Developing Employability Skills through Innovative Education using MOOCs for Youth. With Rosemary Borup (Principal Investigator) and teams from the UK & EU countries. Funded by the EU.

  • 2014-2016, Shaping University Curricula to Critical Infrastructure Employer Needs. With Rosemary Borup (Principal Investigator) and 3 other team members. Funded by the EU.

  • 2013-2014, Speech and Language Development of 3-4 Year Old Children in Stoke-on-Trent. (As Project Director, with Amanda Hughes & 2 other team members). Funded by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

  • 2012, An Approach to Qualifications through Negotiated Work Based Learning (with Rosemary Borup, Alan Eardley, Kim Slack & Amanda Hughes) Funded by the EU (Erasmus).

  • 2009-2010, Intergenerational Dynamics and Education amongst British Asian Families (As Principal Investigator) Funded by the ESRC.

  • 2005-2006, Plain Sailing or Uphill Struggle: Young Minority Ethnic Citizens and their Transition to Adulthood (As Project Director; with Iris Lightfoote & Chino Cabon) Funded by Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living.

  • 2005, Tackling Racism on School Placements (As Project Director; with Ann Kenward & Dr. Lorna Roberts). Funded by Multiverse for the Teacher Training Agency (TTA).

  • 2003-2005, The Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (As Project Director; with Prof. Ian Stronach & Dr. Andy Pickard). Funded by the Teacher Training Agency (TTA).

  • 2003-2004, Research into Reasons why Minority Ethnic Trainees withdraw from Initial Teacher Training Courses (As Project Director; with Prof. Ian Stronach, Prof. Derek Woodrow, Dr. Lorna Roberts; Prof. Bruce Carrington; Dr. Olwen McNamara & Dr. Meg Maguire). Funded by the Teacher Training Agency (TTA).

  • 2003, The Role of Pupil Support Mentors in an Education Action Zone (As Project Director). Funded by Blackburn with Darwen EAZ.

  • 2001-2003, An Evaluation of Sure Start in Clayton, East Manchester (With Rob Halsall, Dr. Sheila Stark & Joanna Bateman). Funded by New East Manchester Limited.

  • 2002, The Induction Experiences of Ethnic Minority Teachers in three LEAs (with Dr. Olwen Mcnamara & Prof. Ann Campbell). Funded by The Teacher Training Agency (TTA).

  • 2002, Diversity and Needs in Gorton, Manchester: an Evaluation of Childcare Provision (with Cathie Pearce, Chris Marsh & Mutua Waema). Funded by Early Years Development Childcare Partnership.

  • 2002, An Evaluation of Race Equality Policies and Practices in Rochdale Schools (with Rob Halsall & Lorna Roberts). Funded by Rochdale Education Department.

  • 2000-2001, The Transition from BEd Student to Primary Teacher of Mathematics (with Prof. Tony Brown, Dr. Olwen McNamara & Lorna Roberts). Funded by the ESRC.



  • Basit, TN & Tomlinson, S (Eds.) (2012) Social Inclusion and Higher Education. Bristol: Policy. (ISBN: 978 1 84742 797 7)

  • Basit TN (2010) Conducting Research in Educational Contexts. London: Continuum. (ISBN: 978-0-8264-8689-9)

  • Basit TN (1997) Eastern Values, Western Milieu: Identities and Aspirations of Adolescent British Muslim Girls. Aldershot: Ashgate. (ISBN 1 85972 503 1).

Papers in refereed academic journals

  • Al Sadi, FH & Basit, TN (2017) Omani girls’ conceptions of gender equality: addressing socially constructed sexist attitudes through educational intervention, Oxford Review of Education, 43(2), 209-224.
    DOI 10.1080/03054985.2016.1264933

  • Al Sadi, FH & Basit, TN (2017) ‘I have just understood it from the story…’: using vignettes in educational research to investigate cultural tolerance, Research Papers in Education, 32(2), 183-196.
    DOI 10.1080/02671522.2016.1158858

  • Basit, T.N., Eardley, A., Borup, R., Shah, H., Slack, K. & Hughes, A. (2015) Higher education institutions and workbased learning in the UK: Employer engagement within a tripartite relationship, Higher Education, vol. 70(6), pp. 1003-1015.
    DOI 10.1007/s10734-015-9877-7

  • Basit, T.N., Hughes, A., Iqbal, Z. & Cooper, J. (2015) The influence of socio-economic status and ethnicity on speech and language development, International Journal of Early Years Education, vol. 23(1), pp. 115-133.
    DOI 10.1080/09669760.2014.973838

  • Basit, T. N. (2013) Educational capital as a catalyst for upward social mobility amongst British Asians: A three-generational analysis, British Educational Research Journal, vol. 39, pp. 714-732.

  • Basit, T. N. (2013) Ethics, reflexivity and access in educational research: Issues in intergenerational investigation, Research Papers in Education, vol. 28, pp. 506-517.

  • Al Sadi, F.H. & Basit, T.N. (2013) Religious tolerance in Oman: Addressing religious prejudice through educational intervention, British Educational Research Journal, vol. 39, pp. 447-472.

  • Basit, TN (2012) ‘My parents have stressed that since I was a kid’: Young minority ethnic British citizens and the phenomenon of aspirational capital, Education Citizenship and Social Justice, vol. 7, pp. 129-143.

  • Basit, TN (2012) ‘...But that’s just the stereotype: Gender and ethnicity in transition to adulthood, Race Ethnicity and Education, vol. 15, pp. 405-423.

  • Basit, TN & Santoro, N (2011) Playing the role of ‘cultural expert’: Teachers of ethnic difference in Britain and Australia, Oxford Review of Education, vol. 37, pp 37-52.

  • Basit, TN (2009) White British; dual heritage; British Muslim: Young Britons’ conceptualisation of identity and citizenship, British Educational Research Journal, vol. 35, pp 723-743.

  • Basit, TN, McNamara O, Roberts L, Carrington B, Maguire M & Woodrow D (2007) The Bar is slightly Higher: the Perception of Racism in Teacher Education, Cambridge Journal of Education, vol. 37, pp 279-298.

  • Basit TN, Roberts L, McNamara O, Carrington B, Maguire M & Woodrow D (2006) Did they Jump or were they Pushed? Reasons why Minority Ethnic Trainees withdraw from Initial Teacher Training Courses, British Educational Research Journal, vol. 32, pp 387-410.

  • Basit, TN & McNamara O (2004) Equal Opportunities or Affirmative Action? The Induction of Minority Ethnic Teachers, Journal of Education for Teaching, vol. 30, pp 97-115.

  • Basit, TN (2003) Manual or Electronic: the Role of Coding in Qualitative Data Analysis, Educational Research, vol. 45, pp 143-154.

  • Basit, TN (2003) Changing Practice through Policy: Trainee Teachers and the National Numeracy Strategy, Research Papers in Education, vol. 18, pp 61-74.

  • McNamara O, Roberts L, Basit TN, & Brown T (2002) Rites of Passage in Initial Teacher Training: Ritual, Performance, Ordeal and the Numeracy Skills Test, British Educational Research Journal, vol. 28, pp 863-78.

  • Basit, TN (1997) I Want More Freedom, but not too Much: British Muslim Girls and the Dynamism of Family Values, Gender and Education, vol. 9, pp 425-39.

  • Basit, TN (1996) I'd Hate to be Just a Housewife: Career Aspirations of British Muslim Girls, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, vol. 24, pp 227-42.

Papers in non-refereed journals

  • Basit, TN, Roberts L & Kenward A (2006) Tackling Racism in School Placements, Race Equality Teaching, vol. 24, pp 14-17.

  • Basit, TN (1996) Obviously I'll have an Arranged Marriage: Muslim Marriage in the British Context, Muslim Education Quarterly, vol. 13, pp 4-19.

  • Basit, TN (1995) I Want to go to College: British Muslim Girls and the Academic Dimension of Schooling, Muslim Education Quarterly, vol. 12, pp 36-54.

Book Chapters

  • Basit, TN & Modood, T (2016) Ethnic capital, higher education and life chances, in JE Ĉoté & A Furlong (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. (ISBN: 978 1 138 77812 2)

  • Basit, TN (2012) ‘I’ve never known someone like me go to university’: Class, ethnicity and access to higher education, in TN Basit & S. Tomlinson (Eds.) Social Inclusion and Higher Education. Bristol: Policy.

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