Dr Robert Hamilton is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Open Studies. He is currently the co-ordinator of the Open programmes for the public and is a member of the Social Justice, Place and Lifelong Education (SJPLE) Research Group.
Robert’s research is focused on aspects of the history of adult education in Scotland and the US. He is particularly interested in the contribution of adult education to social reform efforts and in the development and impact of learning cities. He is working with colleagues in CRADALL and in the Centre for Open Studies to develop University of Glasgow regional engagement activity.
Hamilton, R., and Jordan, L. (2011) Learning cities: the United Kingdom experience. In: Kearns, P., Kling, S. and Wistman, C. (eds.) Heritage, Regional Development and Social Cohesion. Jamtli, pp. 193-228.
Hamilton, R., and Jordan, L. (2010) Heritage and social inclusion in development of cultural capital: preliminary findings from the Eurolocal project. In: 8th Pascal Observatory International Conference, 22-24 June 2010, Ostersund, Sweden.
Park, M, and Hamilton, R (2010) Moral Treatment of the Insane: Provision for lifelong learning, cultural engagement and creativity in 19th century asylums. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 16 (2).
Hamilton, R, and Mackenzie, A (2008) Students' Perceptions of Training in Counselling Skills: Personal, Work and Study Outcomes. Scottish Educational Review, 40 (1). pp. 66-82. ISSN 0141-9072
Hamilton, Robert (2008) Social settlement houses: the educated women of Glasgow and Chicago. In: Gutzke, David W. (ed.) Britain and Transnational Progressivism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 185-214.
Hamilton, R., and Turner, R. (2006) Hegel in Glasgow: idealists and the emergence of adult education in the west of Scotland 1866-1927, Studies in the Education of Adults, 38 (2). pp. 195-209. ISSN 0266-0830
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