Dr Jonathon Sargeant

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education & Arts

Areas of expertise: Child Rights in Education

Phone: 9953 3291

Email: jonathon.sargeant@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5954-1413

Dr Jonathon Sargeant is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Child Rights Education, Inclusive Education and Classroom Management. Dr Sargeant has published widely in the area of children's education rights, student wellbeing and ethical research with children. His current research focus is on student voice, children's lives and their futures. He is particularly interested in developing better educational provision that incorporates young people's perspectives through ethical practices.

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Journal Articles

  • Gillett-Swan, J. K., & Sargeant, J. (2019). Perils of perspective: Identifying adult confidence in the child's capacity, autonomy, power and agency (CAPA) in readiness for voice-inclusive practice. Journal of Educational Change, 1-https://doi.org/10.1007/s10833-019-09344-4
  • Sargeant, J., & Gillett-Swan, J. K. (2019). Voice-Inclusive Practice (vip): A Charter for Authentic Student Engagement. The International Journal of Children's Rights, 27(1), 122-https://doi.org/10.1163/15718182-02701002
  • Sargeant, J. (2018). Towards Voice-Inclusive Practice: Finding the Sustainability of Participation in Realising the Child's Rights in Education. Children & Society, 32(4), 314-https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12247
  • Gillett-Swan, J. K., & Sargeant, J. (2018a). Unintentional power plays: interpersonal contextual impacts in child-centred participatory research. Educational Research, 60(1), 1-https://doi.org/10.1080/00131881.2017.1410068
  • Gillett-Swan, J. K., & Sargeant, J. (2018b). Voice Inclusive Practice, Digital Literacy and Children's Participatory Rights. Children & Society, 32(1), 38-https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12230
  • Gillett-Swan, J., & Sargeant, J. (2018). Assuring children's human right to freedom of opinion and expression in education. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(1), 120-https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2018.1385852
  • Gillett-Swan, J., & Sargeant, J. (2017). Beyond the project: Recognising children's commitment to research as subjects and participants. Connect: Supporting Student Participation, (224-225), 21-http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1235&context=connect
  • Sargeant, J. (2014). Adults' Perspectives on Tweens' Capacities: Participation or Protection? Children Australia, 39(1), 9-https://doi.org/10.1017/cha.2013.36
  • Book Chapters
  • Sargeant, J. (2021). The Imperative of Realising the Child's Right to an Education of Substance. In J. Zajda (Ed.), Third International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (3rd ed., pp. 1065-1077). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66003-1_59
  • Sargeant, J. (2017). Evidence-based PBS Practices: Encouraging engagement and establishing clear behavioural expectations. In B. Saggers (Ed.), Developing Positive Classroom Environments: Strategies for nurturing adolescent learning. Allen & Unwin.
  • Sargeant, J. (2017). Strategies to support more challenging behaviours in middle years learners. In B. Saggers (Ed.), Developing Positive Classroom Environments: Strategies for nurturing adolescent learning. Allen & Unwin.
  • Sargeant, J. (2017). Tier 1-universal interventions that support PBS and classroom practice. In B. Saggers (Ed.), Developing Positive Classroom Environments: Strategies for nurturing adolescent learning. Allen & Unwin.
  • https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/academic-professional/education/Developing-Positive-Classroom-Environments-Edited-by-Beth-Saggers-9781760294861


  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
  • Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE)
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children & Young People (ARACY)
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA) Network 25: Children's Rights Education

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