John Elliott has been a leading researcher, writer and thinker in education for thirty years, and has contributed over twenty books and five hundred articles to the field. This book brings together sixteen of his key writings, drawn together to show the development of his most important ideas and theories and to celebrate his career to date.
Starting with a specially written introduction, John Elliott gives an overview of his career and contextualises his selection. The chapters cover:
This book forms a single easy-access resource for researchers, academics and students who want a introduction to educational theory and an overview of John Elliott's key ideas.
Introduction: The School-Based Curriculum Development Movement Curriculum Development as a Pedagogical Experiment Essay 1: A Curriculum for the Study of Human Affairs - The Contribution of Lawrence Stenhouse Essay 2: Developing Hypotheses about Classrooms from Teachers’ Practical Constructs - An Account of the Work of the Ford Teaching Project Holding Teachers to Account Essay 3: Preparing Teachers for Classroom Accountability Essay 4: Self-Evaluation and Teacher Competence Paradigms of Educational Research Essay 5: Classroom Research - Science or Commonsense Essay 6: Educational Theory, Practical Philosophy and Action Research Essay 7: Implications of Classroom Research for Professional Development Conceptions of Teaching as an Evidence-Based Profession Essay 8: Making Evidence-Based Practice Educational Essay 9: Using Research to Improve Practice - The Notion of Evidence-Based Practice Essay 10: Re-Thinking Pedagogy as the Aesthetic Ordering of Learning Experiences Resolving the Dualism of Theory and Practice Essay 11: Doing Action Research-Doing Practical Philosophy - What the Academy does with an Antagonistic View of Educational Inquiry Essay 12: The Struggle to Redefine the Relationship between ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Action’ in the Academy - Some Reflections on Action Research
The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.
For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.
The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.
Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.