Dr. Emilee Rauschenberger is a Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University where she researches policy networks, processes, and outcomes related to education and teacher development. She is particularly interested in new policy actors, evidence, and networks created in and around the development of venture philanthropy in the UK and elsewhere. She is working to bring together researchers to critically examine the spread of "Teach For/First" programmes in Europe and further afield. She welcomes anyone related to, and/or interested in, learning more about this research to get in contact with her.
Emilee completed her PhD in 2016 at the University of Edinburgh where she investigated the emergence of Teach First as a product of international policy transfer. She then served as a research assistant at the University of Edinburgh, writing a literature review on the issue of quality indicators in initial teacher education for an upcoming five-year study funded by the Scottish Government. Originally from the U.S., Emilee earned her BA in Political Science and Journalism from New York University. She joined Teach For America and became a history teacher in Baltimore, Maryland and later in Washington, D.C. During that time, Emilee earned her MA in Teaching at Johns Hopkins University and conducted research for Washington D.C.’s School Board. In 2007, Emilee moved to Manchester to briefly work for Teach First as it expanded into Northwest England before deciding to pursue her PhD.
PhD University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)
MAT Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
BA New York University (New York, USA)
Research Assistant, University of Edinburgh - Conducted and wrote up a literature review of how quality of initial teacher education has been conceptualized and measured for an upcoming five-year study (referred to as the MQUITE study) funded by the Scottish Government.
Rauschenberger, E., Adams, P. & Kennedy, A. (2017) Measuring Quality in ITE: A literature review for Scotland’s MQuITE study. Edinburgh: Scottish Council of Deans of Education. Available here
Rauschenberger, E., Adams, P. & Kennedy, A. (2017) Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education (MQuITE) Literature Review: Executive Summary. Edinburgh: Scottish Council of Deans of Education. Available here
Kennedy, A., Adams, P. & Rauschenberger, E. (2017). Measuring quality in initial in teacher education (MQuITE). Presentation given at the European Conference on Educational Research, Copenhagen, August 2017. Available here
M. Hulme, E. Rauschenberger, R. Hulme Trials, Toolkits and ‘Global Evidence’ Banks. Free University Bolzano, 4/9/2018.
M. Hulme, E. Rauschenberger, R. Hulme Trials, Toolkits, and ‘Global Evidence’ Banks:.
E. Rauschenberger Using Narrative Analysis to Investigate the Creation and Evolution of Policy Networks: The Case of Teach First. Cardiff, Wales, 26/3/2018.
ML. Hulme, R. Hulme, E. Rauschenberger Learning from ‘What Works’? The cross-national translation of ‘best evidence’ for decision makers and practitioners. Copenhagen, Denmark, 22/8/2017.
M. Hulme, E. Rauschenberger, B. Haines (2018). Development of Cluster-Based Approaches to School Improvement: Final Report. Manchester Metropolitan University: ESRI, The Education Achievement Service for South East Wales.
EA. Rauschenberger, P. Adams, A. Kennedy Measuring Quality in ITE: A literature review for Scotland’s MQuITE study. Scottish Council of Deans of Education, Scottish Government.
EA. Rauschenberger, P. Adams, A. Kennedy Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education (MQuITE) Literature Review: Executive Summary. Scottish Council of Deans of Education, Scottish Government.
EA. Rauschenberger (2017). Critically Examining the Emergence of Teach First (BERA Blog).
Rauschenberger, E. Teach First vs. Teach For America: How policy entrepreneurs, networks, and politics reshaped an imported idea. BERA Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton (September 2017)
Hulme, M., Hulme, R., and Rauschenberger, E. Learning from 'What Works'? The cross-national translation of 'best evidence' for decision makers and practitioners. ECER Conference, University College, Copenhagen (August 2017)
Member of BERA and EERA.