Director Emeritus Geoff Whitty CBE

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      • Geoff Whitty's main areas of research and scholarship are the sociology of the school curriculum, education policy and teacher education. He has directed ESRC-funded research projects on the impact of education policies, such as the assisted places scheme, city technology colleges, Education Action Zones, and changes in initial teacher education. His most recent research includes a study of school councils for the Department for Children, Schools and Families and a series of projects on school-university links for the Sutton Trust.
    Director Emeritus Geoff Whitty CBE

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    • Institute of Education University of London
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    • Whitty, G. (co-author with S Power, T Edwards and V Wigfall)
      (2003) Education and the Middle Class. Maidenhead, Berks: Open University Press.

    • Whitty, G. (2002) Making Sense of Education Policy. London: Paul Chapman Publishing.
    • Whitty, G. (co-author with J Furlong, L Barton, S Miles and C Whiting) (2000) Teacher Education in Transition: Re-forming professionalism. Buckingham: Open University Press.
    • Whitty, G. (co-author with S Power and D Halpin) (1998) Devolution and Choice in Education: The school, the state and the market. Buckingham: Open University Press.
    • Whitty, G. (1985) Sociology and School Knowledge: Curriculum theory, research and politics. London: Methuen.