Publications

Books

  • Wong, B., & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2021). The Ideal Student: Deconstructing Expectations in Higher Education. London: Open University Press. More details here.

  • Wong, B. (2016). Science Education, Career Aspirations and Minority Ethnic Students. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. More details here.

Articles

2022

  • ElMorally, R., Wong, B., & Copsey-Blake, M. (2022). Is science, technology, engineering and mathematics in higher education sexist and racist? All surface, no substance. Equity in Education & Society, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F27526461221105591 [Open Access]

  • Hoskins, K. & Wong, B. (2022). Re/configuring Possible Selves and Broadening Future Horizons: The Experiences of Working-Class British Asian Women Navigating Higher Education. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 24(1), 114-138. https://doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.24.1.114

  • Murray, O.M., Chiu, Y.L.T., Wong, B., & Horsburgh, J. (2022). Deindividualising Imposter Syndrome: Imposter Work Amongst Marginalised STEMM Undergraduates in the UK. Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/00380385221117380 [Open Access]

  • Wong, B., Chiu, Y.L.T., Copsey-Blake, M., & Nikolopoulou, M. (2022). A mapping of graduate attributes: what can we expect from UK university students? Higher Education Research & Development, 41(4), 1340-1355 https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1882405 [Open Access]

  • Wong, B., Chiu, Y.L.T., Murray, O.M., & Horsburgh, J. (2022). End of the road? The career intentions of underrepresented STEM students in higher education. International Journal of STEM Education, 9(51), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40594-022-00366-8 [Open Access]

  • Wong, B., Chiu, Y.L.T., Murray, O.M., Horsburgh, J., & Copsey-Blake, M. (2022). Biology is easy, physics is hard’: Student perceptions of the ideal and the typical student across STEM higher education. International Studies in Sociology of Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09620214.2022.2122532 [Open Access]

  • Wong, B., Copsey-Blake, M., & ElMorally, R. (2022). Silent or silenced? Minority ethnic students and the battle against racism. Cambridge Journal of Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2022.2047889 [Open Access]

  • Wong, B., & Hoskins, K. (2022). Ready, set, work? Career preparations of final-year non-traditional university students. Higher Education Pedagogies, 7(1), 88-106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2022.2100446 [Open Access]

2021

2020

2019

  • Kemp, P.E.J., Wong, B., & Berry, M.G. (2019). Female performance and participation in computer science – a national picture. ACM Transactions on Computing Education. 20(1). https://dlnext.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3366016

  • Du, X. & Wong, B. (2019). Science Career Aspiration and Science Capital in China and UK: A comparative study using PISA data. International Journal of Science Education, 41(15), 2136-2155. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2019.1662135 [Open Access]

  • Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2019). ‘Swallow your pride and fear’: The Educational Strategies of High-Achieving Non-Traditional University Students. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40(7), 868-882. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2019.1604209 [Open Access]

  • Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2019). Let me entertain you: The ambivalent role of university lecturers as educators and performers. Educational Review, 71(2), 218-233. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131911.2017.1363718 [Open Access]

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • Archer, L., Dawson, E., DeWitt, J., Seakins, A. & Wong, B. (2015). ‘Science capital’: a conceptual and empirical argument for extending Bourdieusian notions of capital beyond the arts. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(7), 922–948. https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.21227 [Open Access]

  • Falk, J., Dierking, L., Wenger, M., Osborne, J., Dawson, E. & Wong, B. (2015). Analyzing science education in the U.K.: Taking a system-wide approach. Science Education, 99(1), 145–173. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21140

  • Wong, B. (2015). A blessing with a curse: Model minority ethnic students and the construction of educational success in England. Oxford Review of Education, 41(6), 730–746. https://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2015.1117970

  • Wong, B. (2015). Careers ‘from’ but not ‘in’ science: Why aspirations to be a scientist are challenging for minority ethnic students? Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(7), 979–1002. https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.21231

2014

  • Archer. L., DeWitt, J. & Wong, B. (2014). Spheres of Influence: What shapes young people’s aspirations at age 12/13 and what are the implications for education policy? Journal of Education Policy, 29(1), 58-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2013.790079

2013

  • Archer, L., DeWitt, J., Osborne, J., Dillon, J., Willis, B. & Wong, B. (2013). Not girly, not sexy, not glamorous’: primary school girls’ and parents’ constructions of science aspirations. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 21(1), 171–194. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2012.748676

  • DeWitt, J., Osborne, J., Archer, L., Dillon, J., Willis, B. & Wong, B. (2013). Young Children’s Aspirations in Science: The Unequivocal, the Uncertain and the Unthinkable. International Journal of Science Education, 35(6), 1037–1063. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2011.608197

2012

  • Archer. L., DeWitt, J., Osborne, J., Dillon, J., Willis, B. & Wong, B. (2012). ‘Balancing Acts’: Elementary school girls’ negotiations of femininity, achievement and science. Science Education, 96(6). 967–998. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21031

  • Archer, L., DeWitt, J., Osborne, J., Dillon, J., Willis, B. & Wong, B. (2012). Science Aspirations and family habitus: How families shape children’s engagement and identification with science. American Education Research Journal, 49(5), 881-908. https://doi.org/10.3102%2F0002831211433290

  • Wong, B. (2012). Identifying with science: A case study of two 13 year-old British Asian ‘high achieving working class’ schoolgirls. International Journal of Science Education, 34(1), 43–65. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2010.551671

2011

  • DeWitt, J., Archer, L., Osborne, J., Dillon, J., Willis, B. & Wong, B. (2011). High Aspirations but Low Progression: The science aspirations-careers paradox among minority ethnic students. International Journal for Science and Mathematics Education, 9(2), 243–271. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10763-010-9245-0

2010

  • Archer, L., DeWitt, J., Osborne, J., Dillon, J., Willis, B. & Wong, B. (2010). “Doing” science versus “being” a scientist: Examining 10/11-year-old schoolchildren’s constructions of science through the lens of identity. Science Education, 94(4), 617–639. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.20399

Chapters

  • Wong, B. (Forthcoming) ‘Student identity, aspiration and the exchange-value of physics’ in L. Archer and H. Holmegaard (Eds.) Science Identities: Theory, method and research. Springer

  • Copsey-Blake, M., Hamer, J., Kemp, P., & Wong, B. (2021). Should we be concerned about who is studying computing in schools? In Understanding Computing Education (Vol 2): Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Proceedings of the Raspberry Pi Foundation Research Seminars. Download here.

  • Wong, B. (2016) ‘Underachievement in education’ in J. Stone., R. Dennis., P. Rizova., and A.D. Smith (eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118663202.wberen413

  • Osborne, J., Claussen, S., Archer, L., DeWitt, J., Dillon, J., & Wong, B. (2012) ‘Educating Students about Careers in Science: Why It Matters’ in R. E. Yager (ed.) Exemplary Science for Building Interest in STEM Careers. Arlington, VA: NSTA Press. See here

Reports

  • Wong, B., Haine, M., Mabale De Burgos, M., Henderson, A-M., & Copsey-Blake, M. (2022). Promoting an inclusive culture at the University of Reading: A case-study. Advance HE. More details here.

  • Wong, B., Copsey-Blake, M., & ElMorally, R. (2021). The Student Experiences in STEM report: Minority ethnic students in higher education. Reading: University of Reading. Download here

  • Kawas, L., & Wong, B. (2019). Race, ethnicity and diversity: The challenges and opportunities for lecturers in STEM. Reading: University of Reading. Download here

  • Wong, B. (2018). Youth Engagement Initiative (YETI) – The potentials of the IOP subscription service for young people aged 16-19. Reading: University of Reading (Internal report to Institute of Physics)

  • Wong, B., Copsey-blake, M, & Walters, T. (2018). An evaluation of the MiniPolice project in Reading: Primary schoolchildren’s views and aspirations in the police. Reading: University of Reading. Download here

  • Kemp, P.E.J., Berry, M. & Wong, B. (2018). The Roehampton computing education report: Data from 2017. London: University of Roehampton. Download here

  • Kemp, P.E.J., Wong, B. & Berry, M. (2016). The Roehampton computing education report: Data from 2015. London: University of Roehampton.

  • Archer, L., Osborne, J., DeWitt, J., Dillon, J., Willis, B. & Wong, B. (2013) ASPIRES: young people’s science and career aspirations, age 10-14. London: King’s College London. Download here

  • Francis, B. & Wong, B. (2013) What is preventing social mobility? A review of the evidence. Leicester: Association of School and College Leaders. Download here

  • Falk, J., Osborne, J., Dierking, L., Dawson, E., Wenger, M. & Wong, B. (2012) Analysing the UK Science Education Community: The Contribution of Informal Providers. London, Wellcome Trust. Download here