Hope, M.A. (2018) Reclaiming freedom in education: Theories and practices of radical free school education. Abingdon, Routledge.

Hope, M.A. and Hall, J.J. (2018) ‘This feels like a whole new thing’: A case study of a new LGBTQ-affirming school and its role in developing ‘inclusions’. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 22:12, 1320-1332, DOI: 1080/13603116.2018.1427152

Hope, M.A. and Hall, J.J. (2018) ‘Other spaces’ for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) students: positioning LGBTQ-affirming schools as sites of resistance within inclusive education. British Journal of Sociology of Education. DOI: 1080/01425692.2018.1500273

Hall, J.J. and Hope, M.A. (2018) Lost in Translation: Naming Practices and Public Feelings towards “Gay Schools” in Talburt, S. (Ed), Youth Sexualities: Public Feelings and Contemporary Cultural Politics. Publisher: Praeger

Hope, M.A. (2018) Democratic Education in Universities: Pushing at the Boundaries. Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives. 7 (1) pp. 42-45. Available at:

Hope, M.A. (2017) Re-framing ‘Attainment’: creating and developing spaces for learning within schools. FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 59 (3), pp413-422

Montgomery, C. & Hope, M., A. (2016). Thinking the Yet to be Thought: envisioning autonomous and alternative pedagogies for socially just education. FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 58 (3), 307-314.

Hope, M.A. and Montgomery, C. (2016) Creating spaces for autonomy: the architecture of learning and thinking in Danish schools and universities. In Lees, H. and Noddings, N. (eds) The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Hope, M.A. Alternative Provision Free Schools: educational fireworks or sparks of optimism for disengaged and excluded young people? in Cooper, C., Gormally, S. And Hughes, G. (eds) (2015) Social Justice and Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice: Re-imagining Ways of Working with Young People. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Hope, M.A. (2015) Developing active citizenship in schools: a case study of democracy in practice. In Eryaman, M.Y. and Bertram B. (eds.) (2015) International Handbook of Progressive Education. Peter Lang Publishing, New York.

Messiou, K. and Hope, M. (2015) The danger of subverting students’ views in schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education (doi:10.1080/13603116.2015.1024763).

Messiou, K. Ainscow, M., Echeita, G., Goldrick, S., Hope, M., Paes, I., Sandoval, M., Simon, C. and Vitorino, T. (2015) Learning from differences: a strategy for teacher development in respect to student diversity. School Effectiveness and School Improvement 27:1, 45-61 (doi:10.1080/09243453.2014.966726).

Hope, M.A. & Stevens, R. (2014) State schools in England, 1944-2014: Why social segregation and inequality still thrives in a ‘comprehensive’ system. Scuola Democratica. DOI: 10.12828/77687. Available at:

Adderley, R.J., Hope, M.A., Hughes, G.C., Jones, L., Messiou, K., and Shaw, P.A. (2014) Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools: focusing on children’s voices. European Journal of Special Needs Education. DOI: 10.1080/08856257.2014.964580

Hope, Max (2013) Conceptions of Person-Centered Education in the 21st Century: developing a position statement for ways of being in educational organizations. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies (forthcoming).

Hope, Max. (2012) The Importance of Belonging: Learning from the Student Experience of Democratic Education. Journal of School Leadership. Volume 22, Issue 4. Pages 733-750.

Hope, Max. (2012) Localism, Decentralisation and Free Schools – is there a green light for a radical alternative within England’s state education system? International Studies in Educational Administration. Volume 40, Issue 1. Pages 89-102.

Hope, Max (2012) Small and perfectly formed? Is democracy an alternative approach to school leadership? School Leadership and Management. Volume 32. Issue 3. Pages 291-305.

Hope, Max (2012) Becoming citizens through school experience: a case study of democracy in practice. International Journal of Progressive Education. Volume 8. Issue 3. Pages 94-109.

Hope, Max (2012) Youth Work and State Education. Should Youth Workers apply to set up a Free School? Youth and Policy. Number 109. Pages 60-70.

Fitzsimons, A., Hope, M., Cooper, C. & Russell, K. (2011) Empowerment and Participation in Youth Work. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Hope, Max A. (2010) Trust me, I’m a student: An exploration through Grounded Theory of the student experience in two small schools. PhD: University of Hull.

Hope, Max (2006) Learning the Lessons: how young people taught us everything we needed to know. Hull: University of Hull and The Warren. Download the pdf version here … Dr_Max_Hope_Learning_the_Lessons_

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