Publications

ARTICLES
  • Kemp, P.E.J., Wong, B., & Berry, M.G. (Forthcoming). Female performance and participation in computer science – a national picture. ACM Trans. Comput. Educ. 19, 5, Article 40.
  • Du, X. & Wong, B. (Forthcoming). Science Career Aspiration and Science Capital in China and UK: A comparative study using PISA data. International Journal of Science Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2019.1662135
  • Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2019). Exploring the concept of ‘ideal’ university student. Studies in Higher Education.  https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1643302 [Open Access]
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2019.1604209 [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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131911.2017.1363718 [Open Access]
  • Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.L.T. (2018) University lecturers’ construction of the ‘ideal’ undergraduate student. Journal of Further and Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2018.1504010 [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. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2332858418782195 [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. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2017.1325443 [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. https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2017.1292604 [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. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11422-015-9667-7
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-015-9466-x
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.21227 [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. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21140
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/03054985.2015.1117970
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.21231
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2013.790079
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2012.748676
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2011.608197
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21031
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3102%2F0002831211433290
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2010.551671
  • 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. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10763-010-9245-0
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.20399
BOOK
CHAPTERS
  • 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
REPORTS
  • 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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