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Dr Andre Kurowski

Senior Lecturer

Andre Kurowski


I have worked with young people for nearly twenty years in various capacities; as a Trainer/Assessor on different programmes, and as a part-time Youth Worker doing both club based and street work.  I have also taught in further and higher education for many years, including three different prisons.  I have wide experience on Childcare, Health and Social Care and Management programmes, which includes leading and teaching modules on: Diploma in Childcare and Education, National Diploma Childhood Studies, Access to Higher Education, A Level Sociology, BA(Hons) Childhood Studies, BA(Hons) Youth and Community, Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies, EYPS, Certificate in Education and others. I have broad experience as an assessor and external moderator for various lead bodies. My primary interests on childcare programmes are in the sociological, psychological and management areas.

Research Output


Kurowski, A. A. and Mikuska, E. (2023) Language, self-esteem, and academic achievement: mature students’ emotionally incited stories. Educational Role of Language Journal, 2023-1 (9). pp. 21-32. ISSN 2657-9774 10.36534/erlj.2023.01.02

Kurowski, A. A. (2022) COVID, home schooling and inequalities. Lublin Pedagogical Yearbook, 41 (2). pp. 41-53. ISSN 0137-6136 10.17951/lrp.2022.41.2.41–53

Mikuska, E., Khan, T. and Kurowski, A. A. (2021) Home-schooling during the lockdown in England. Journal of Applied Technical and Educational Sciences, 11 (3). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2560-5429 10.24368/jates.v11i3.280

Kurowski, A. A. (2021) Book review Claire Cameron and Peter Moss (eds), Transforming early childhood in England: Towards a democratic education, UCL Press: London, 2020; 262 pp.: ISBN 9781787357174, £25.00 (pbk). Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 22 (1). pp. 100-101. ISSN 1463-9491 10.1177/1463949120971374

Kurowski, A. A. (2020) The language of dissent – how school leaders adjust to policy change. Educational Role of Language Journal, 2020-1 (3). pp. 43-61. ISSN 2657-9774 10.36534/erlj.2020.01.04

Book Sections

Mikuska, E. and Kurowski, A. A. (2023) Developing the practice of staff in partnership with employers. In: The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners. Routledge, London, pp. 34-40. ISBN 9781003154853 10.4324/9781003154853

Kurowski, A. A. and Mikuska, E. (2023) From setting to strategy: a study into perspectives on higher education of experienced early years practitioners, a 'paradigm shift' on two levels. In: Papers of studies. [2022] 16th International Scientific Conference . University of Novi Sad, Serbia, pp. 93-103. ISBN 9788681960196 9788681960196

Conference or Workshop Items

Mikuska, E. and Kurowski, A. A. (2014) Mature students’ stories: a study investigating the complexity of interpretation. In: To Think is to Experiment, 30 April 2014, Centre for Narrative Research (CNR), in collaboration with NOVELLA (Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches), University of East London.

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