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  • Doing Educational Researchby Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    Thirteen major educationalists offer semi-autobiographical accounts of their own influential research work, focusing on the practical and personal realities of the research process. Authors such as Barbara Tizard and Martin Hughes, Stephen J. Ball, David Reynolds and Peter Mortimore discuss their approaches to aspects of research from conception and... more...

  • Doing Research About Educationby Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    This book brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occured within educational research since the 1980s and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s.... more...

  • British Private Schoolsby Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    British private schools are a continuing topic of fascination for many. In particular, the leading so-called public schools have long been subjected both to criticism for their elitism and praise for their academic success. Traditionally, Conservative governments have strongly supported the private sector through special funding such as the Assisted... more...

  • Methodological Developments in Ethnography, Volume 12by Geoffrey Walford

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 120.00

    What counts as ethnography and what counts as good ethnographic methodology are both highly contested. This volume brings together chapters presenting a diversity of views on some of the current debates and developments in the field. It does not try to present a single coherent view but, through its heterogeneity, illustrates the strength and impact... more...

  • Privatization and Privilege in Education (RLE Edu L)by Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Can privilege be bought? Arguments have raged over whether private education in the UK is ?the cement in the wall? dividing British society, or whether parental choice is, as has also been argued ?a key component of a free society?. The author here describes the traditional private sector schools, paying attention to the ways in which parents can... more...

  • Life in Public Schools (RLE Edu L)by Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Britain?s public (that is, its major independent) schools have a conspicuous role in the country?s social system, and as a result are the subject of a long-standing political debate. The discussion is generally founded on a stereotyped image of what these school may have been like in the 1950s ? this books shows how they were in the late 1980s. It... more...

  • Doing Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L)by Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This collection of specially commissioned articles exposes the practical and personal influences on the process of doing sociology of education. All of the authors have been involved in conducting well know major research projects, and discuss here the pitfalls and problems, conflicts and compromises that went into doing their particular research.... more...

  • EDUC & LAB GOV,EVAL TWO TERMSby Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a valuable and authoritative evaluation of the real impact Labour?s two terms have had on the British education system. On the 1st May 1997 the British electorate witnessed a watershed moment. After an eighteen year Conservative rule, a New Labour government took office. When asked what his top three priorities were for the... more...

  • Blair's Educational Legacy?by Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The United Kingdom General Election on 1st May 1997 gave a landslide victory to a re-vitalised Labour Party. Tony Blair became Prime Minister with a huge Commons majority of 179 over all other parties. Such a majority meant that extensive changes of policy could be implemented with little effective opposition. During the election campaign Tony... more...

  • Durkheim and Modern Educationby W.S.F. Pickering; Geoffrey Walford

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This volume explores Durkheim's place in modern educational thought at three different levels: * Durkheim's ideas on education are analyzed and placed in the context of modern society * current educational issues are explored using a Durkheimian framework * Durkheim's thought is related to that of modern educational theorists to reveal his enduring... more...