Director Emeritus Geoff Whitty CBE

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    • My main areas of research and scholarship are the sociology of the school curriculum, education policy and teacher education. I have 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. My 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. My publications include:

      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.
Director Emeritus Geoff Whitty CBE

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    University College London
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