Wong, B. (2016) Science education, career aspirations and minority ethnic students. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-53397-5.


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. [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. [Open Access] 

Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2018) University lecturers’ construction of the ‘ideal’ undergraduate student. Journal of Further and Higher Education. [Open Access] 

Wong, B. (2018). By Chance or by Plan?: The Academic Success of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education. AERA Open, 4(2), 1-14. [Open Access] 

Wong, B. & Kemp, P.E.J. (2018). Technical boys and creative girls: The career aspirations of digitally-competent youths. Cambridge Journal of Education, 48(3), 301-316. [Open Access] 

Wong, B. (2017) ‘I’m good, but not that good’: Digitally-skilled youth’s identity in computing. Computer Science Education, 26(4), 299-317. [Open Access] 

Archer, L., Dawson, E., Seakins, A. & Wong, B. (2016) Disorientating, fun or meaningful? Disadvantaged families’ experiences of a science museum visit. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 11(4), 917-939.

Wong, B. (2016) Minority ethnic students and science participation: A qualitative mapping of achievement, aspiration, interest and capital. Research in Science Education, 46(1), 113-127.

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. [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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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


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

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