Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Fwd: New JLDHE website!

We are delighted to announce that we have just launched our brand spanking new JLDHE website! We hope you will find its refreshing and modern look more welcoming and easy to navigate.

Please check it out and look around, we'll be thrilled to see you there


On behalf of the JLDHE editors,

and with best wishes to all,





Dr Alicja Syska, FHEA, CeLP

Learning Development Advisor for Arts & Humanities 

Associate Lecturer in History 

Co-Lead Editor at the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education

University of Plymouth 

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Fwd: Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Education and the Struggle for Social Justice - open access download

UCL Press is delighted to announce a new open access book that is likely to be of interest to list subscribers: Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Education and the Struggle for Social Justice, edited by Andrew Brown and Emma Wisby.

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Book title: Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Education and the Struggle for Social Justice: Essays Inspired by the Work of Geoff Whitty
Author: Andrew Brown and Emma Wisby
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For 50 years, educator and sociologist Geoff Whitty resolutely pursued social justice through education, first as a classroom teacher and ultimately as the Director of the Institute of Education in London.

The essays in this volume - written by some of the most influential authors in the sociology of education and critical policy studies - take Whitty's work as the starting point from which to examine key contemporary issues in education and the challenges to social justice that they present. Set within three themes of knowledge, policy and practice in education, the chapters tackle the issues of defining and accessing 'legitimate' knowledge, the changing nature of education policy under neoliberalism and globalization, and the reshaping of teacher workplaces and professionalism – as well as attempts to realize more emancipatory practice. Whitty's scholarship on what constitutes quality and impact in educational research is also explored.

Together, the essays open a window on a life in the sociology of education, the scholarly community of which it was part, and the facets of education policy, practice and research that they continue to reveal and challenge in pursuit of social justice. They celebrate Whitty as one of the foremost sociologists of education of his generation, but also as a friend and colleague. And they highlight the continued relevance of his contribution to those seeking to promote fairer and more inclusive education systems.

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