Before that she was a teacher, senior manager and Literacy Consultant in the London borough of Lambeth and also managed various multi agency ‘Narrowing the Gap’ projects. She was also a Raising Achievement Research manager working with various Local Authorities to explore barriers faced by different community groups in the education system and ways in which they might be overcome.
Her work explores how ‘race’ and social class shape children’s experiences in the education system.
- PhD Institute of Education, UCL 2012
- MA Education, Development and Gender, Institute of Education, UCL 2005
- PGCE Primary Roehampton Institute Froebel College 1992
- PGCE Primary
- MA Education, Culture and Identity
- BA Education, Culture and Society
- PhD supervision
Area of supervision
The impact of ‘race’ and social class on students’ experiences of education
- Lewis, K. (2016) Helping mixed heritage children build resilience in schools. Improving Schools. DO1: 10.1177/ 136548021 6650311. SAGE
- Lewis, K. and Demie, F. (2015) Raising the Achievement of white working class pupils: good practice in schools. Review of Education DOI: 10.1002/ rev3.3037 (also Context and Implications document)
- Demie, F and Lewis, K. (2011) White working class achievement: an ethnographic study of barriers to learning in schools. Educational Studies, Vol. 3: 3, 245-264
- Demie, F and Lewis, K. (2009) 'Raising the Achievement of Portuguese pupils in British schools: a case study of good practice' Educational Studies, 36: 1, 95- 109
- Demie, F., Lewis, K and Taplin, A (2005) ‘Pupil Mobility in schools and implications for raising achievement’ Educational Studies, 31: 2, 131-147.
Demie, Feyisa and Lewis, Kirstin