Professor Garry Hornby
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Professor Garry Hornby

Emeritus Professor

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Role

My role is to support academic staff working in education to develop their research expertise and profiles in order to ensure that teaching becomes a more evidence-based profession and involves coordinating the drive towards improving the education submission for REF 2020, as well as directing the PhD programme in education.


Background 

My first job was working for four months as a residential social worker in a school for emotionally disturbed and intellectually disabled children in the USA. I then taught physics for one year in England before moving to Auckland, New Zealand, where I taught maths and physics and worked with slow learners at a high school for two and a half years. After that I taught a high school special class of children with moderate learning difficulties for three years. 

I then trained and worked for seven years in Auckland as an educational psychologist in pre-school, primary and high schools. I then lectured in special education at Auckland Teachers’ College for two years, and set up a one year full-time training course for teachers of the visually impaired. After that I worked at Manchester University as a researcher on children with Down's syndrome and their parents for fifteen months, then lectured at Hull University in educational psychology, special education and counselling for twelve years.

In 1997 and 1998 I worked in Barbados as a government consultant on special education for two years, setting up a range of levels of teacher training for special needs. I then worked as Director of Research in the Education Department at Hull University for two years, before being appointed as Professor of Education at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand where I worked for twelve years. During my time there I taught a range of under-graduate and post-graduate courses, and conducted research on parental involvement, ability grouping and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I also worked on the development and teaching of an innovative national blended-learning post-graduate programme for training specialist teachers. In both 2006 and 2012 I was a member of the national panel that assessed the quality of research of academics in the field of education throughout New Zealand.

I have published over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and thirteen books, on topics including: parent involvement, special needs education, bullying, inclusive education, children's mental health, educational psychology and teacher education. My latest books are: Inclusive Special Education (2014) and Parental Involvement in Childhood Education (2011), both published by Springer in New York.

Qualifications

BSc Physics, Leeds University, 1970

BA Education, Auckland University, 1978

MA Educational Psychology, Auckland University, 1981

Diploma in Educational Psychology, Auckland University, 1981

PhD Psychology in Education, University of Hull, 1992

Chartered Educational & Counselling Psychologist: Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Research interests

Inclusive and Special Education, parental involvement in education, evidence-based practice, teacher education for special needs, educational psychology, bullying

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Al-Shammari Z & Hornby G 2019 'Special Education Teachers’ Knowledge and Experience of IEPs in the Education of Students with Special Educational Needs' International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 1-15 , DOI
Cooper P & Hornby G 2018 'Facing the challenges to mental health and well-being in schools' Pastoral Care in Education 36, (3) 173-175 , DOI
Hornby G & Blackwell I 2018 'Barriers to parental involvement in education: an update' Educational Review 70, (1) 109-119 , DOI
Hyatt C & Hornby G 2017 'Will UN Article 24 lead to the demise of special education or to its re-affirmation?' Support for Learning 32, (3) 288-304 , DOI PEARL
Hornby G, Pilgrim M & Macfarlane S 2017 'Enablers and barriers to developing competencies in a blended learning programme for specialist teachers in New Zealand' Educational Review , DOI PEARL
Hornby G, Pilgrim M, Everatt J & Macfarlane A 2016 'Evaluation of an innovative programme for training teachers of children with learning and behavioural difficulties in New Zealand' Educational Review , DOI PEARL
Hornby G 2015 'Bullying: An Ecological Approach to Intervention in Schools' Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth 60, (3) 222-230 , DOI PEARL
Hornby G, Hajdukova EB & Cushman P 2015 'Bullying experiences of students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD)' Educational Review , DOI PEARL
Hornby G 2015 'Inclusive special education: development of a new theory for the education of children with special educational needs and disabilities' British Journal of Special Education 42, (3) 234-256 , DOI
Hall N, Hornby G & Macfarlane S 2015 'Enabling School Engagement for Māori Families in New Zealand' Journal of Child and Family Studies 24, (10) 3038-3046 , DOI
Hornby G 2014 'Special Education Today in New Zealand' 643-660 , DOI
Hajdukova EB, Hornby G & Cushman P 2014 'Pupil–teacher relationships: perceptions of boys with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties' Pastoral Care in Education 32, (2) 145-156 , DOI
Ning H & Hornby G 2013 'The impact of cooperative learning on tertiary EFL learners’ motivation' Educational Review 66, (1) 108-124 , DOI
Hornby G, Gable RA & Evans W 2013 'Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Education: What International Literature Reviews Tell Us and What They Don’t' Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth 57, (3) 119-123 , DOI
Cushman P, Clelland T & Hornby G 2011 'Health-promoting schools and mental health issues: a survey of New Zealand schools' Pastoral Care in Education 29, (4) 247-260 , DOI
Hornby G 2011 'Inclusive Education for Children with Special Educational Needs: A critique' International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 58, (3) 321-329 , DOI
GRIGGS J, WALKER L & HORNBY G 2011 'An evaluation of the Team-Teach behaviour support training programme in New Zealand' Support for Learning 26, (3) 103-108 , DOI
HORNBY G, WITTE C & MITCHELL D 2011 'Policies and practices of ability grouping in New Zealand intermediate schools' Support for Learning 26, (3) 92-96 , DOI
Hornby G & Lafaele R 2011 'Barriers to parental involvement in education: an explanatory model' Educational Review 63, (1) 37-52 , DOI
Hornby G & Witte C 2010 'Parental involvement in secondary schools in New Zealand: Implications for school psychologists' School Psychology International 31, (5) 495-508 , DOI
Ning H & Hornby G 2010 'The effectiveness of cooperative learning in teaching English to Chinese tertiary learners' Effective Education 2, (2) 99-116 , DOI
Hornby G & Witte C 2010 'Parent Involvement in Rural Elementary Schools in New Zealand: A Survey' Journal of Child and Family Studies 19, (6) 771-777 , DOI
Hornby G & Witte C 2010 'A survey of parental involvement in middle schools in New Zealand' Pastoral Care in Education 28, (1) 59-69 , DOI
Hornby G & Woodward LJ 2009 'Educational Needs of School-Aged Children Born Very and Extremely Preterm: A Review' Educational Psychology Review 21, (3) 247-266 , DOI
Hornby G 2009 'The effectiveness of cooperative learning with trainee teachers' Journal of Education for Teaching 35, (2) 161-168 , DOI
Hornby G & Singh NN 2008 'BEHAVIOURAL GROUP TRAINING WITH PARENTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN' Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 28, (1) 43-52 , DOI
Hornby G & Witte C 2008 'RESEARCH SECTION: Looking back on school - the views of adult graduates of a residential special school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties' British Journal of Special Education 35, (2) 102-107 , DOI
Hornby G & Witte C 2008 'Follow‐up study of ex‐students of a residential school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in New Zealand' Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 13, (2) 79-93 , DOI
Hornby G 2007 'A Model for Parent Participation' British Journal of Special Education 16, (4) 161-162 , DOI
Hornby G 2007 'A Modular Approach to Training' British Journal of Special Education 17, (4) 156-160 , DOI
Hornby G 2007 'Launching Parent to Parent Schemes' British Journal of Special Education 15, (2) 77-78 , DOI
Hornby G 2007 'The Code of Practice: boon or burden?' British Journal of Special Education 22, (3) 116-119 , DOI
Kidd R & Hornby G 2007 'Transfer from Special to Mainstream' British Journal of Special Education 20, (1) 17-19 , DOI
Hornby G & Atkinson M 2003 'A Framework for Promoting Mental Health in School' Pastoral Care in Education 21, (2) 3-9 , DOI
Hornby G & Kidd R 2001 'Inclusion and the transition: Transfer from special to mainstream–ten years later' British Journal of Special Education 28, (1) 10-17 , DOI
Hornby G, Stabler B, Alleyne B, Cumberbatch G & Sargeant K 2000 'Research Section: A national survey of speech and hearing difficulties in primary school children in Barbados' British Journal of Special Education 27, (4) 197-201 , DOI
Hornby G 1999 'Inclusion or Delusion:Can one size fit all?' Support for Learning 14, (4) 152-157 , DOI
Ogier R & Hornby G 1996 'Effects of differential reinforcement on the behavior and self-esteem of children with emotional and behavioral disorders' Journal of Behavioral Education 6, (4) 501-510 , DOI
Hornby G 1995 'Effects on fathers of children with down syndrome' Journal of Child and Family Studies 4, (2) 239-255 , DOI
Hornby G 1995 'Fathers' views of the effects on their families of children with Down syndrome' Journal of Child and Family Studies 4, (1) 103-117 , DOI
Hornby G & Ashworth T 1994 'Grandparents' support for families who have children with disabilities' Journal of Child and Family Studies 3, (4) 403-412 , DOI
Abal K & Hornby G 1994 'Perceptions of the educational counsellor's role in Kuwaiti secondary schools' International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 17, (4) 249-262 , DOI
Khoo PLS, Abu-rasain MH & Hornby G 1994 'Counselling foreign students: A review of strategies' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 7, (2) 117-131 , DOI
Johnson M, Wright M & Hornby G 1994 'Managing Training for Special Educational Needs' International Journal of Educational Management 8, (1) 4-8 , DOI
Hornby G 1994 'Effects of Children with Disabilities on Fathers: A Review and Analysis of the Literature' International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 41, (3) 171-184 , DOI
Hornby G 1993 'Research digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 6, (4) 371-372 , DOI
Hornby G 1993 'Research digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 6, (3) 249-250 , DOI
1992 'Research Digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 5, (4) 417-417 , DOI
HORNBY G 1992 'Integration of children with special educational needs: Is it time for a policy review?' Support for Learning 7, (3) 130-134 , DOI
Hornby G 1992 'GROUP PARENT TRAINING USING REFLECTIVE COUNSELLING AND BEHAVIOURAL TRAINING PROCEDURES' The British Journal of Mental Subnormality 38, (75) 79-86 , DOI
1992 'Research Digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 5, (2) 221-221 , DOI
Hornby G 1992 'A Review of Fathers' Accounts of Their Experiences of Parenting Children with Disabilities' Disability, Handicap & Society 7, (4) 363-374 , DOI
Holland JM & Hornby G 1992 'Competences for Teachers of Children with Special Educational Needs' British Journal of In-Service Education 18, (1) 59-62 , DOI
Hornby G & Seligman M 1991 'Disability and the family: Current status and future developments' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 4, (4) 267-271 , DOI
Hornby G 1991 'Research digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 4, (2-3) 259-260 , DOI
Hornby G & Mwape N 1991 'Competencies for Teaching Children with Physical Disabilities: a survey of English and Zambian teachers' Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education 21, (1) 85-91 , DOI
1990 'Editorial board page for “Counselling Psychology Quarterly”, Volume 3, Number 4' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 3, (4) ebi-ebi , DOI
Hornby G 1990 'Training Teachers To Work With Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs' British Journal of In-Service Education 16, (2) 116-118 , DOI
Hornby G 1990 'Research Digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 3, (3) 309-310 , DOI
Hornby G 1990 'A humanistic developmental model of counselling: A psycho-educational approach' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 3, (2) 191-203 , DOI
Hornby G 1990 'Research Digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 3, (2) 221-221 , DOI
Hornby G 1990 'Research Digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 3, (1) 117-118 , DOI
Hornby G 1990 'The Organisation of Parent Involvement' School Organisation 10, (2-3) 247-252 , DOI
Hornby G 1989 'Research digest' Counselling Psychology Quarterly 2, (4) 493-493 , DOI
HORNBY G, MURRAY RAY & JONES R 1987 'Establishing a Parent to Parent service' Child: Care, Health and Development 13, (4) 277-288 , DOI
Hornby G & Singh NN 1984 'Behavioural group training with parents of mentally retarded children' J Ment Defic Res 28 (Pt 1), 43-52 Author Site , DOI
Hornby G & Jensen-Procter G 1984 'Parental speech to language delayed children: A home intervention study Notes and Discussion Papers' International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 19, (1) 97-103 , DOI
Kay L, Kay N & Hornby G 1984 'The role of a high-resolution spatial sensor in an educational setting' Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness 78, (6) 260-262
HORNBY G & MURRAY RAY 1983 'Group programmes for parents of children with various handicaps*' Child: Care, Health and Development 9, (4) 185-198 , DOI
HORNBY G & SINGH NN 1983 'Group training for parents of mentally retarded children: a review and methodological analysis of behavioural studies' Child: Care, Health and Development 9, (4) 199-213 , DOI
HORNBY G & SINGH NN 1982 'II. REFLECTIVE GROUP COUNSELLING FOR PARENTS OF MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN' The British Journal of Mental Subnormality 28, (55) 71-76 , DOI
Books
Hornby G 2014 Inclusive special education: Evidence-based practices for children with special needs and disabilities. Springer , DOI
Davies G, Hornby G & Taylor G 2013 The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator's Handbook A Guide for Implementing the Code of Practice. Routledge
Hornby G 2011 Parental Involvement in Childhood Education Building Effective School-Family Partnerships. Springer
Hall C, Hall E & Hornby G 2003 Counselling Pupils in Schools Skills and Strategies for Teachers. Routledge
Atkinson M 2002 Mental Health Handbook for Schools. Routledge , DOI PEARL
Hornby G 2000 Improving parental involvement.
Stakes R & Hornby G 2000 Meeting Special Needs in Mainstream Schools A Practical Guide for Teachers. David Fulton Publishers
Stakes R & Hornby G 1997 Change in Special Education What Brings it About?. Continuum International Publishing Group
Hornby G, Atkinson M & Howard J 1997 Controversial Issues in Special Education. David Fulton Publishers
Hornby G 1994 Counselling in Child Disability Skills for Working with Parents. Nelson Thornes
Hornby G 1994 Working with Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs.
Chapters
East M, Hajdukova EB, Carr ME, Evans WH & Hornby G 2017 'Comparative review of education doctorates in three Countries.' in Alphin H; Lavine J; Chan R Exploring the Future of Accessibility in Higher Education Hershey, PA IGI Global PEARL
Hornby G 2015 'New Zealand: Inclusive Education and Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties' in Crossley M; Hancock G; Sprague T Education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific London Bloomsbury Publishing 143-157 PEARL
Hornby G & Evans B 2014 'Including students with significant social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in mainstream school settings' in Garner P; Kauffman. J; Elliott J The SAGE Handbook of Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties London Sage 335-347
Hornby G & Sutherland D 2013 'School principals’ views of teaching standards for inclusive education in New Zealand' in Jones P Bringing insider perspectives into inclusive teacher learning: Potentials and challenges for educational professionals. Abingdon Routledge 47-56 PEARL
Hornby G 2010 'Inclusion: Theory and practice for exstudents of special schools' Special Education in the 21st Century 119-135
Hornby G 2010 'Supporting parents and families in the development of inclusive practice' Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion: International Responses to Developing Inclusive Education 75-88
2010 'Teacher Education for Inclusion' Routledge , DOI