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Paul Anthony Stephens { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Paul Anthony Stephens", "tel": "Telefon: 51833603", "email": "" }

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Paul Stephens is Inaugural Professor of Social Pedagogy at the University of Stavanger, in Norway. He has written, either as solo, main or co-author, about 15 books/book chapters, the latest book being Social Pedagogy: Heart and Head (2013). As far as he knows, this is the first academic textbook of social pedagogy to be written in English in the world. Other academic publications in peer-reviewed journals include: studies on the evaluation of school bullying interventions, and cross national lesson drawing in social pedagogy. He is currently conducting research and also writing in the field of human rights and access to healthcare in Norway for undocumented migrants.


Social pedagogy: theory & practice

Social pedagogic values

Street social pedagogy and advocacy research with Roma beggars in Norway

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Curriculum Vitae Paul Anthony Stephens (d.o.b. 8 May 1951)


Current position (since January, 2007): Professor, Inaugural Chair of Social Pedagogy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Norway.

e-mail:; telephone: +47-93831625; address: Breibakken 26, 4012 Stavanger, Norway


Selected publications

1. Books and book chapters

a) Pedagogy/social pedagogy/human rights law

- Paul Stephens and Tim Crawley (1994; 1996; revised 1997; revised 1998; 2000; 2002) Becoming an Effective Teacher (Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes)

- Paul Stephens (1996; revised 2001) Essential Mentoring Skills: a practical handbook for school-based teacher educators (Cheltenham, StanleyThornes)

- Paul Stephens (1995) Principled mentoring and competency-driven teacher education in an urban comprehensive school. In, Vivienne Griffiths and Pat Owen, editors, Schools in Partnership (London, Paul Chapman)

- Paul Stephens (2006) Å utvikle og å fremme barns prosiale atferd (in Norwegian) (Developing prosocial behaviour in childhood). In, Jan-Birger Johansen and Dion Sommer, editors, Oppdragelse, Danning og Sosialisering i Læringsmiljøer (in Norwegian) (Upbringing, Character Formation and Socialization in Educational Settings)

- Paul Stephens (2011) Social pedagogic values in the education of child welfare pedagogues in Norway. In, Jacob Kornbeck  and Niels Rosendal Jensen (Eds.) Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan, Volume I, pp.177-195. Bremen: Europäischer Hochschulverlag.         

-Paul Stephens (2012) Social pedagogic practice: exploring the core. In J. Kornbeck & N. Rosendal Jensen (Eds.) Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan. Volume XVIII, pp. 201-226). Bremen: Europaischer Hochschulverlag.

-Paul Stephens (2013) Social Pedagogy: Heart & Head. Bremen: Europaischer Hochschulverlag GmbH & Co.

-Henriette Aasen Sinding; Alice Kjellevold; & Paul Stephens (2014)
Undocumented migrants`access to health care services in Europe : tensions between international human rights, national law and professional ethics (pp. 162-182). I: Juridification and social citizenship in the welfare state. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

b) Curriculum development (sociology, social policy, and health and social care)

- Paul Stephens, Andy Leach, Laura Taggart and Hilary Jones (1998) Think Sociology (Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes)

- Paul Stephens (1998) Think Sociology: Teacher Support Pack (Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes)

- Andy Leach, Paul Stephens and Hilary Jones (programme advisors) (1996) Think Sociology: Voices (Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes). This is a video edited by Laura Taggart, and produced by Leeds University Television

- Mark Walsh, Paul Stephens (main writer on basis of word count) and Stephen Moore (2000) Social Policy and Welfare (Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes)

- Mark Walsh, Josephine de Souza, Peter Scourfield, Paul Stephens and Gareth Price (2000) Advanced Vocational Health and Social Care (London, HarperCollins)

- Tony Bilton, Kevin Bonnett, Pip Jones, Tony Lawson, David Skinner, Michelle Stanworth, Andrew Webster, with Liz Bradbury, James Stanyer and Paul Stephens (2002) Introductory Sociology. 4th edition (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan)

- Mark Walsh, Paul Stephens and Richard Chaloner (2005) Health & Social Care AS (London, HarperCollins)

- Mark Walsh, Paul Stephens, Alison Thomson, Douglas Thomson, Marilyn Billingham and Mary Crittenden (2006) Health & Social Care A2 (London, HarperCollins)

- Alison Thomson, Marilyn Billingham, Mary Crittenden and Paul Stephens (2006) Health & Social Care A2: Resource Pack (London, HarperCollins)


2. Articles in peer-reviewed, international journals

- Paul Stephens (1997) Student teachers' concerns and accomplishments on main school placements: what school mentors can learn from them, pp 56-66. Mentoring & Tutoring, Volume 5, Number 1

- Ian Davies, George Gray & Paul Stephens (1998) Education for Citizenship: a case study of 'Democracy Day' at a comprehensive school, Educational Review, pp 15-27, Volume 50, Number 1

- Chris Kyriacou & Paul Stephens (1999) Student Teachers' Concerns during Teaching Practice, Evaluation and Research in Education, pp 18-31, Volume 13, Number 1

- Åge Hultgren & Paul Stephens (main author) (1999) Class management in senior high schools during teaching practice: the Norwegian experience, pp 18-30, Mentoring & Tutoring, Volume 6, Number 3

- Chris Kyriacou, Åge Hultgren & Paul Stephens (1999) Student Teachers? Motivation to Become a Secondary School Teacher in England and Norway, Teacher Development, pp 373-381, Volume 3, Number 3

- Chris Kyriacou, Melissa Coulthard, Åge Hultgren & Paul Stephens (2002) Norwegian University Students? Views on a Career in Teaching, pp 103-116, Journal of Vocational Education and Training, Volume 54, Number 1

- Edvin Bru, Terje Murberg & Paul Stephens (2001) Social support, negative life events and pupil misbehaviour among young Norwegian adolescents, pp 715-727. Journal of Adolescence, Volume 24

- Terje Murberg, Edvin Bru & Paul Stephens (2002) Personality and coping among congestive heart failure patients, pp 775-784, Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 32

- Edvin Bru, Paul Stephens & Torbjørn Torsheim (2002) Students? Perceptions of Class Management and Reports of Their Own Misbehavior, pp 287-307, Journal of School Psychology, Volume 40, Number 4

- Chris Kyriacou, Richard Kunc, Paul Stephens & Åge Hultgren (2003) Student Teachers' Expectations of Teaching as a Career in England and Norway, Educational Review, pp 255-263, Volume 55, Number 3

- Paul Stephens, Finn Egil Tønnessen & Chris Kyriacou (2004) Teacher training and teacher education in England and Norway: a comparative study of policy goals, pp109-130, Comparative Education, Volume 40, Number 1

- Paul Stephens, Chris Kyriacou & Finn Egil Tønnessen (2005) Student teachers? views of pupil misbehaviour in classrooms: a Norwegian and an English setting compared, pp 203-216, Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Volume 49, Number 2

- Chris Kyriacou, Elias Avramidis, Harald Høie, Paul Stephens & Åge Hultgren (2007) The development of student teachers? views on pupil misbehaviour during an initial teacher training programme in England and Norway, pp. 293-307 Journal of Education for Teaching, Volume 33, Number 3

 Paul Stephens (2009), The nature of social pedagogy: an excursion in Norwegian territory, pp. 343-351, Child and Family Social Work, Volume 14

- Chris Kyriacou, Ingunn Tollisen Ellingsen, Paul Stephens & Vanita Sundaram (2009) Social pedagogy and the teacher: England and Norway compared, pp. 75-87, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, Volume 17, Number 1

- Ingunn Tollison Ellingsen, Ingunn Størksen & Paul Stephens (2010) Q methodology in social work research, pp.395-409, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Volume 13, Number 5

- Paul Stephens (2011) Preventing and confronting school bullying: a comparative study of two national programmes in Norway, pp. 381-404, British Educational Research Journal, volume 37, Number 3

- Chris Kyriacou, Elias Avramidis, Paul Stephens & Tobias Werler (2011) Social pedagogy in schools: student teacher attitudes in England and Norway. International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2011.629689


 Current research

Foundational and contemporary theory in social pedagogy 

School bullying in Greece, Norway & UK: comparative statistical research  

Social professions in Norway                  

The oxymoron of psycho-somatic medicine


Pågående forskning

Street social pedagogy with Roma beggars


Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Social Pedagogy: Heart and Head. Europäischer Hochschulverlag. ISBN 9783867418300.
  • Thomson, Alison; Stephens, Paul; Billingham, Marilyn; Crittenden, Mary (2006). Health & Social Care A2 Resource Pack. Collins. 192 s.
  • Walsh, Mark; Stephens, Paul; Billingham, Marilyn; Crittenden, Mary; Thomson, Alison; Thomson, D. (2006). Health & Social Care A2. Collins. 304 s.
  • Walsh, Mark; Stephens, Paul; Chaloner, Richard (2005). Health & Social Care AS. Collins. ISBN 7197888.
  • Bilton, Tony et al with; Stephens, Paul (2002). Introductory Sociology. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 333945719.
  • Walsh, Mark; Stephens, Paul; Moore, Stephen (2000). Social Policy & Welfare. Stanley Thornes Publishers. ISBN 0-7487-4591-2. 386 s.
  • Stephens, Paul (1998). Think Sociology: Teacher Support Pack. Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd, Cheltenham, England. ISBN 0-7487-3847-9. 159 s.
  • Stephens, Paul; Crawley, Tim (1998). Becoming an Effective Teacher (2nd Update, 4th Print). Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd, Cheltenham, England. ISBN 0-7487-1935-0. 184 s.
  • Stephens, Paul; Leach, Andy; Taggart, Laura; Jones, Hilary (1998). Think Sociology. Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd, Cheltenham, England. ISBN 0-7487-2563-6. 632 s.
  • Stephens, Paul (1996). Essential Mentoring Skills. Stanley Thornes Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-7487-2247-5. 112 s.
  • Stephens, Paul Anthony (2016). Farse: Har Aps politikere lurt oss? Arbeiderpartiet og en rettferdig innvandringspolitikk - You must be joking!.
  • Stephens, Paul Anthony (2016). Flyktninger: FrP-verdier går imot ekte kristne verdier.
  • Stephens, Paul Anthony (2016). Fra tigger til arbeidstaker.
  • Stephens, Paul Anthony (2016). Inklusjon er bedre enn integrering, Listhaug!.
  • Stephens, Paul Anthony (2016). Streng asylpolitikk er eneste utvei. Says who?.
  • Stephens, Paul Anthony (2016). The last and greatest battle: finding the will, commitment, and strategy to end military suicides..
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Den gode mannen i Kongeparken.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). "Flyktninger? Ikke i mitt nabolag!".
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Flyktninger: en motvillig respons.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). "Hva skjer når din gate blir en søppelplass"?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Ikke på den politiske menyen.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Ja til tall i politikken.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Kirker under ild i Mexico DEBATT.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Replikk: Flyktninger. Å elske en nabo.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Vil forby hjelp: Medvirkning til tigging kan bli straffbart. Intervjuet av Rogalands Avis.. [Avis]; 2015-02-05.
  • Stephens, Paul (2015). Å være en ekte kristen: et svar til Rudi Kessler.
  • Stephens, Paul Anthony (2015). "Professorhopping".
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Badedammen-toalett for romfolket.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). En Brites mening om jakt i Norge.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Fattige rumenere og tigging.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Hjelp dem til jobb.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). I går dro romfolket: intervjuet av Elisabeth Risa, Stavanger Aftenblad. [Avis]; 2014-12-02.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Jesus og tigging.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Kristne verdier i norsk politikk? Virkelig?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Kunnskap mot populistiske løgner.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Lær av britenes løsning for romfolk.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Romfolk måtte flytte fra midlertidige bosteder på gata: NRK1 TV intervju. [TV]; 2014-12-01.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Romfolket og narkosalg.
  • Stephens, Paul (2014). Spør LAR-brukerne, og bruk ekspertkunnskapen i praksis.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Alle er mennesker.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Er vi redd det ukjente?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Ett skritt fram, to skritt tilbake.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Fattige rumenere satt på sidelinjen igjen.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Finn løsninger, ikke ofre.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). George Iordache: en rumensk suksesshistorie i Stavanger.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Høflige nordmenn? Well...!.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Innvandringspolitikk råtten fra "top-Down".
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Kan virkelig KrF samarbeide med Frp?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Mutual Support and Mental Health: a route to recovery. By Maddy Loat. - London : 2011; Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Nei til tiggerregistrering.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Norge er ikke et moralsk kompass lenger.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Norges inhumane asylpolitikk: men ting kan være annerledes.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Sosial rettferdighet for alle, også for tiggere.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). "The Miserables" kan komme i Norge.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Tiggerskål eller betalt lønn for romfolk som heller vil arbeide? Du bestemmer, Norge!.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Veiing medmenneskelighet: romfolk i Oslo.
  • Stephens, Paul (2013). Venneklubb for alle?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Aggressive tiggere.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Drikkevaner i England.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Feminister kan være uenige.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Fort hjort for Aps Jegerjenter.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). George (43) nekter å tigge. Intervjuet av Geir Søndeland (Rogalands Avis) på 11. juni 2012. Stavanger. [Avis]; 2012-06-11.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Gjer husrom til romfolk (NRK Rogaland). [TV]; 2012-07-16.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Helgefylla - den samme historien.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Hjelp til tiggerne: Et svar.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Hvor ble idealismen av?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Hyllest til en sjelden helt.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Invitert offentlig presentasjon: Internasjonal appell til den norske regjeringen på vegne av asylsøkere og rumenske tiggere. LO. 1. mai program, Stavanger. 2012. LO;
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Kjærlighet til fomfolket. Intervjuet av Karianne Munch-Ellingsen (Rogalands Avis) på 18. juli 2012. Stavanger. [Avis]; 2012-07-18.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Klaging er bra.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Konkrete tiltak må til.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Levekårene til rumenske tiggere i Stavanger. 2012-04-12.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Medmennesket. Intervjuet av Signe Hansen(Stavanger Aftenblad)på 15.04.2012. Stavanger. [Avis]; 2012-04-15.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Norges asylpolitikk er avkledd.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Norske holdninger og rompolitikk.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Nytt håp for tiggerne?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Paul Stephens - romfolk i Norge (NRK1, Sommeråpent i Oslo) Intervjuet av programmleder Ingrid Gjessing Linhove. [TV]; 2012-07-17.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Professor overnattet som romfolket (NRK Rogland). Stavanger. [TV]; 2012-03-21.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Rik nasjon, dårlige tjenester.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Those who talk and those who walk.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Viktigheten av <> i britisk folkeskikk.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Å gi til tiggere: KrF vs. Jesus.
  • Stephens, Paul (2012). Å lide litt sammen med George.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). BOOK REVIEW. Emerging teachers and globalisation, by Gerry Czerniawski.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Bjørgs gjestfrihet.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). <> politistasjonssjefen.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Emerging teachers and globalisation.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Gi dem lovlig arbeid!.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Gi natten tilbake til lovlydige.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Helgefylla - det kommer mer!.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Jakten på trofeene.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Norges moralske omdømme.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Norwegian ’versus’ Foreign culture.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Paul Stephens, professor ved Universitetet i Stavanger, mener Asfalt ikke bør være forbeholdt rusavhengige. [Radio]; 2011-01-04.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Presentation of JCSW Issue 2011/1.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). På tide å dele kaken likere.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Rumensk kvinne nektet servering.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Selektive menneskerettigheter.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Statistikk og virkelighet.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). <>.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Tigging i Stavanger.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Typisk Høyre-politikk om skjenkeringen.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Utdrag fra en sykehusdagbok.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Utelivsgrisenes holdninger - et svar.
  • Stephens, Paul (2011). Velferdsstaten og personlig ansvar.
  • Weihe, Hans-Jørgen Wallin; Stephens, Paul (2011). Du usynliggjorte, utstøtte og uønskede.
  • Stephens, Paul (2010). Er sykepleiere mindre verdt enn finansfolk?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2010). Ikke veldig all right.
  • Stephens, Paul (2010). Kampen mot tigging i Stavanger.
  • Stephens, Paul (2010). Tiggerdebatten fortsetter.
  • Stephens, Paul (2008). How to deal with school bullying: opportunities for policy learning from Norway.
  • Stephens, Paul (2007). Dyreplageri i Norge.
  • Stephens, Paul (2007). Fotpatruljerende politi i sentrum.
  • Stephens, Paul (2007). Hvordan sikre et attraktivt sentrum?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2007). Tiltak mot fyll og bråk i sentrum.
  • Stephens, Paul (2005). Image er alt - eller er det virkelig det?.
  • Stephens, Paul (2005). Professoren som ikke blir forstått.
  • Stephens, Paul (2005). Umulig å forstå professoren? "Try a little harder".
  • Hultgren, Åge; Stephens, Paul (1999). Class Management in Norwegian Senior High Schools.
  • Stephens, Paul (1998). Let's follow the Irish down the open road.
  • Stephens, Paul (1998). Sweden: Ministry in battle against violence.
  • Stephens, Paul (1998). The indulgent persuaders.