Jennifer Skattebol

Senior Research Fellow

Overview

Jennifer Skattebol, Dip Ed (EC), B.Ed., PhD,  explores issues of economic inequality and how they are experienced by children and their families. She is primarily a qualitative and mixed method researcher grounded in the disciplines of education, sociology and social policy. Her methodological expertise is designing research with children, young people and their families in contexts of disadvantage. She has worked extensively with government and non-government bodies on issues related to early years education, child and youth poverty and how service systems might better meet the needs of these young Australians and their families. She is interested in how constructions of family are lived and experienced and how the nexus of the family is a site where inequalities and power focus, operate, are resisted and transformed. This work includes consideration of how young people manage tensions between family and school (and other services) and how services might be more responsive to the needs of disadvantaged citizen. Current research projects include equitable access to early childhood education and care, of child wellbeing in the middle years and an investigation of the lifecourses of young poeple using multiple service systems.

Research Summary

Jennifer Skattebol's research interests include children and young people's experiences of poverty,  education in underserved and/or under resourced communities, child/youth-centred methodologies, and participatory methodologies.

Teaching HDR Supervision:

Jennifer Skattebol welcomes enquires from prospective Higher Research Candidates interested in children and young people’s experiences, families with young children, services for low income and culturally diverse communities.

HDR completions:

Inara Walden: Participation in Indigenous policy making

Jan Idle: Talking and Listening in Primary School

Kabirul Islam: Food Security and Social Safety Net Programs: A Study of Bangladeshi Rural poor Households

Publications

Books
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Skattebol J; Hill P; Wong M; Griffiths A, 2015, Unpacking Youth Unemployment in Australia, Citi Foundation, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Unpacking_Youth_Unemployment__Final_report.pdf
2015
Skattebol J, 2010, (re)searching shared meanings between teachers and children; identities, being and belonging, 1st, VDM Verlag, Saarbrueken
2010
Book Chapters
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Skattebol J, 2016, '‘It’s hard to blend in’: everyday experiences of schooling achievement, migration and neoliberal education policy', in Hunner-Kreisel, C; Bohne, S (ed.), Childhood, Youth and Migration: Connecting Global and Local Perspectives, edn. 1, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 83 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31111-1
2016
Skattebol J, 2016, ''It's Hard to Blend in': Everyday Experiences of Schooling Achievement, Migration and Neoliberal Education Policy', in HunnerKreisel C; Bohne S (ed.), CHILDHOOD, YOUTH AND MIGRATION: CONNECTING GLOBAL AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES, edn. Childrens Well-Being Indicators and Research, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG, pp. 83 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31111-1_6
2016
Skattebol J; Aydemir O; Mourad F; Arthur L, 2015, 'Insider Islamic Spaces of Inquiry: Muslim educators producing new knowledge in Sydney Australia', in Practitioner research in early childhood: International issues and perspectives.
2015
Skattebol J; Hayes D, 2015, 'Education and the Politics of Belonging: Attachment and actions', in Wyn J; Cahill H (ed.), Handbook of Children and Youth Studies, Springer, pp. 517 - 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4451-15-4_66
2015
Skattebol J, 2005, 'Difference, deafness and donor choice', in Jones HG; Kirkman DM (ed.), Sperm Wars: The Rights and Wrongs of Reproduction, edn. Original, ABC Enterprises, Sydney, pp. 242 - 252
2005
Skattebol J; Gilbert S, 2004, 'Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families', in Salter G; Johnston C; Lunn H (ed.), Does this child need help? Identification and Early Intervention, edn. Original, Australian Early Intervention Association, Sydney, pp. 24 - 30
2004
Conference Papers
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Skattebol J; Redmond G; Zizzo G, 2017, 'Expanding Children's Agency: Cases of Young People Experiencing Economic Adversity', in Children and Society, pp. 315 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/chso.12224
2017
Conference Presentations
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Helyar S; valentine K; Skattebol J; Adamson E; Brennan DJ; Bevan K; Woodruff J, 2010, 'Because children and families matter: delivering on the national reform agenda', presented at 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 07 July 2010 - 09 July 2010
2010
Skattebol J; Blaxland M; Brennan DJ; Purcal C, 2010, 'Progressive policies? Australian early childhood policy and low income families', presented at Mapping Families – Practices and Concepts of Children, Parents and Professionals, Bielefeld, Germany, 01 November 2010
2010
Skattebol J; Blaxland M; Purcal C; Brennan D, 2009, 'Integrated services: voices and silences from Australian history', presented at NIFeTY, Melbourne, 01 February 2009
2009
Skattebol J; Evans J, 2009, 'Workforce Issues in Integrated Early Childhood Services. Getting it together for Australia’s Children. What Role for Child and Family Centres?', presented at NIFeTY/ CCCH conference, Melbourne, Australia, 15 February 2009 - 16 February 2009
2009
Skattebol J; Arthur L, 2008, 'Supporting Activist Leadership through Practitioner Research', presented at Early Childhood Australia Biennial Conference, Canberra, 01 October 2008
2008
Skattebol J, 2006, 'Situated belongings: practices of identity and social participation in an Australian early childhood space', presented at Childhood and Youth: Choice and Participation, University of Sheffield, 04 July 2006 - 06 July 2006
2006
Newman L; Woodrow C; Skattebol J; Arthur L; Dwyer J, 2006, 'Powerful Partnerships: Students and Teachers Learning in Communities of Practice', presented at AARE 2006, 01 January 2006
2006
Gilbert S; Woodrow C; Perry B; Dockett S; Skattebol J; Mason T; Howard P; Whitton D; Simpson T, 2005, 'Successful transition programs from prior-to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Emerging Issues', presented at AARE 2005, Parramatta, Sydney, 01 November 2005
2005
Gilbert S; Woodrow C; Perry B; Dockett S; Skattebol J; Mason T; Howard P, 2005, 'Successful transition programs from prior-to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Methodological considerations', presented at AARE 2005, Parramatta, Sydney, 01 November 2005
2005
Skattebol J, 2005, 'The role of affect in critically reflective practice', presented at AARE 2005, Parramatta, Sydney, 01 November 2005
2005
Dwyer J; Simpson S; Skattebol J, 2004, 'Children's voice in research', presented at Education and Social Action Conference, Centre for Popular Education. UTS, 07 December 2004 - 08 December 2004
2004
Skattebol J, 2004, 'Working with 'whiteness' in early childhood', presented at Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference, University of Melbourne, 16 July 2004 - 19 July 2004
2004
Skattebol J, 2003, 'Playing with Boys', presented at UWS postgraduate conference, UWS, 01 January 2003
2003
Journal articles
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Fenech M; Skattebol J, 2019, 'Supporting the inclusion of low-income families in early childhood education: an exploration of approaches through a social justice lens', International Journal of Inclusive Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2019.1597929
2019
Redmond G; Skattebol J, 2019, 'Material deprivation and capability deprivation in the midst of affluence: The case of young people in Australia', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 97, pp. 36 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.06.067
2019
Skattebol J; Redmond G, 2019, 'Troubled kids? Locational disadvantage, opportunity structures and social exclusion', Children's Geographies, vol. 17, pp. 76 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2018.1487031
2019
Skattebol J; Newell M, 2018, 'Gayby Baby – From the politics of representation to the politics of care', Health Education Journal, vol. 77, pp. 720 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0017896918759569
2018
Skattebol J, 2017, ''Stories from beyond': Understanding the lifeworlds of young people', Queensland Review, vol. 24, pp. 129 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/qre.2017.16
2017
Skattebol J; Adamson E; Woodrow C, 2016, 'Revisioning professionalism from the periphery', Early Years, vol. 36, pp. 116 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2015.1121975
2016
Skattebol J; Hayes D, 2016, 'Cracking with affect: relationality in young people’s movements in and out of mainstream schooling', Critical Studies in Education, vol. 57, pp. 6 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2015.1096803
2016
Skattebol J, 2015, 'Taking advantage of early childhood education and care: the priorities of low-income families in their children’s early years', Families, Relationships and Societies, vol. 5, pp. 109 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14281323075723
2015
Skattebol J, 2015, 'Cracking with affect: relationality in young people’s movements in and out of mainstream schooling', Critical Studies in Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2015.1096803
2015
Skattebol J; Redmond G, 2014, 'Filling in the details – significant events and economic disadvantage among young people in Australia. In', Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, vol. 60, pp. 552 - 567
2014
Skattebol J; Arthur LM, 2014, 'Collaborative practitioner research: opening a third space for local knowledge production', Asia Pacific Journal of Education, vol. 34, pp. 351 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2013.871690
2014
Redmond G; Skattebol J, 2014, 'Filling in the details: Significant events and economic disadvantage among young people in Australia', Zeitschrift fur Padagogik, vol. 60, pp. 552 - 568
2014
Skattebol J, 2011, '"When the money's low": economic participation among disadvantaged young Australians', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. Vol 33., pp. 528 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.05.007
2011
Skattebol J, 2010, 'Affect: a tool to support pedagogical change.', Discourse. Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol. 31, pp. 75 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596300903465435
2010
Skattebol J, 2008, 'Research on and with Children and Young People at the SPRC', SPRC newsletter, vol. 100, pp. 8 - 9
2008
Skattebol J; Griffiths MJ, 2008, 'Making a Difference: Young People’s Perspectives of Economic Adversity', ACWA News, vol. Oct/Nov, pp. 6
2008
Press F; Skattebol J, 2007, 'Early Childhood Activism, Minor Politics and Resuscitating Vision: a tentative foray into the use of 'intersections' to influence early childhood policy', CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD, vol. 8, pp. 180 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/ciec.2007.8.3.180
2007
Skattebol J; Ferfolja T, 2007, 'Voices from an enclave: Lesbian mothers’ experiences of child care', Australian Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 32, pp. 10 - 18
2007
Skattebol J, 2007, 'Through their mother’s eyes: the impact of heteronormative paradigms in child care on lesbian- and gay- headed families', International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood (IJEIEC), vol. 5, pp. 47 - 63
2007
Skattebol J, 2006, 'Playing boys: Identity and Belonging in the EarlyYears', Gender and Education, vol. 18, pp. 507 - 522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540250600881667
2006
Skattebol J, 2005, 'Insider/Outsider Belongings: traversing the borders of whiteness in early childhood', CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD, vol. 6, pp. 189 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/ciec.2005.6.2.8
2005
Skattebol J, 2005, 'Insider/Outsider Belongings. Traversing the borders of whiteness', Contemporary Issues In Early Childhood, vol. 6, pp. 189 - 203
2005
Skattebol J, 2003, 'Dark, Dark and Darker: Children’s negotiations of identity', Contemporary Issues In Early Childhood, vol. 4, pp. 149 - 166
2003
Reports
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Skattebol J; Hamilton M; Thomson C; Blaxland M; MacAndrew S, 2020, Housing: Stories of resourcefulness, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e5496d176054
2020
Skattebol J; Hamilton M; Thomson C; Blaxland M; valentine K; MacAndrew S, 2020, Aftercare: Stories of resourcefulness, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e5495e950acc
2020
Skattebol J; Hamilton M; Thomson C; Blaxland M; valentine K; MacAndrew S, 2020, Education: Stories of resourcefulness, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e5496264ccdd
2020
Thomson C; Blaxland M; Skattebol J; Hamilton M; valentine K, 2020, Stories of housing and home: A snapshot from the Stories of Resourcing and Resourcefulness project, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5e57337b739e0
2020
Skattebol J; Blunden H, 2019, Evaluation of the Youth Advocate Program, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
2019
Blaxland M; Skattebol J; Thomson C; Hamilton M; valentine K, 2019, Stories of educational engagement among young people with complex needs: A snapshot from the Stories of Resourcing and Resourcefulness project, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5dba2942b3cbe
2019
Skattebol J; Hamilton M; Thomson C; Blaxland M; valentine K, 2019, Stories of aftercare services and support needs after leaving care: A snapshot from the Stories of Resourcing and Resourcefulness project, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, SPRC Report 11/19, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5ce5ed1459df0
2019
Bedford M; Skattebol J; Newton BJ; Milligan V, 2018, Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People in Social Housing: Strive Scholarships - Final Report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd63d0901395
2018
Skattebol J; Hill T; Griffiths A; Wong M, 2015, Unpacking Youth Unemployment: Final report, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, SPRC Report 15/2015, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Unpacking_Youth_Unemployment__Final_report.pdf
2015
Jenkins BL; Blaxland M; Adamson E; Brennan D; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2014, Insights into child care and early education: Dandenong and surrounds, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 5/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Dandenong.pdf
2014
Skattebol J; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Adamson E; Purcal C; Hill T; Jenkins B; Williams F, 2014, Families at the Centre: What do low income families say about care and education for their young children?, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, SPRC 28/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2014_Families_at_the_Centre__What_do_low_income_families_say.pdf
2014
Cassells R; Cortis N; Duncan A; Eastman C; Gao G; Giuntoli G; Katz I; Keegan M; Macvean M; Mavisakalyan A; Shlonsky A; Skattebol J; Smyth C; valentine K, 2014, Keep Them Safe Outcomes Evaluation: Final Report, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Sydney
2014
Purcal C; Adamson E; Brennan D; Blaxland M; Jenkins BL; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Caboolture, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 21/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Caboolture.pdf
2013
Purcal C; Adamson E; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Jenkins BL; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Marrickville, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, 24/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Marrickville.pdf
2013
Adamson E; Brennan D; Blaxland M; Jenkins BL; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into early child care and education: Elizabeth Grove, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__ElizabethGrove.pdf
2013
Nethery D; Skattebol J, 2013, Evaluation of the Youth Housing and Rehabilitation Service (YHARS), After Care and Supervised Community Accommodation Initiatives, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
2013
Jenkins BL; Adamson E; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Fitzroy, 23/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Fitzroy.pdf
2013
Skattebol ; Saunders PG; Redmond ; Bedford ; Cass , 2012, Making a difference: building on young people’s experiences of economic adversity (final report), 6/2012
2012
Skattebol J, 2008, Integrated child and family services. Workforce development issues, Creswick Foundation, Melbourne, Report for Creswick Foundation in family relationships and child development, September 2008
2008
Dockett S; Perry B; Mason T; Simpson T; Howard P; Whitton D; Gilbert S; Pearce S; Sanagavarapu P; Skattebol J; Woodrow C, 2007, Successful transition programs from prior-to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, Ministerial Council on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs, Victoria, Australia, Final Report submitted to the Project Reference Group, Final Report
2007
Working Papers
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Adamson E; Skattebol J; valentine K; Brennan DJ; Katz I; Helyar S; Woodruff J; Bevan K, 2009, Because children and families matter: Delivering on the National Reform Agenda,, UnitingCare Australia, Canberra., http://dx.doi.org
2009