1st Edition

Storying the Public Intellectual Commentaries on the Impact and Influence of the Work of Ivor Goodson

Edited By Pat Sikes, Yvonne Novakovic Copyright 2020
    216 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    215 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Storying the Public Intellectual: Commentaries on the Impact and Influence of the Work of Ivor Goodson offers a critcal commentary on Goodson’s work that avoids hagiography whilst recognising the global reach of his scholarship. With contributors from around the world, those who have collaborated with him or those who have taken up his work, the book provides the sort of social and historical contextualising that Goodson has always advocated.

    The accounts in this collection highlight how Goodson’s integration of moral imperatives into strategically responsive scholarship can provide a useful roadmap when negotiating a path through the contemporary academic research landscape. By using his historian’s orientation and sensibilities he is able to get to the heart of the logics of schooling. By connecting with other scholars and researchers around the world, he exposes how the global neo-liberal project plays out in particular settings, and so challenges pervasive understandings about the meaning of global – and the power of the neo-liberal project itself.

    This book is ideal reading for academics, scholars and researchers in the field of education, including those involved in initial and in-service teacher education.

    Introduction: Pat Sikes

    Part 1: The public intellectual himself

    1. Holding on: perspectives of working class identity in Goodson's life and work: Mike Hayler
    2. Ivor Goodson: A traveler with passion and purpose: Ragna Aadlansvik
    3. A personal reflection of the influence of the public intellectual in neo-liberal times: Tim Rudd
    4. Why Ivor Goodson never became a Rolling Stone but did achieve some ‘greatest hits’ and world tours in educational science Wiel Veugelers
    5. Part 2: Professional lives and life politics

    6. Reading career success and failure through the lens of life politics: Yvonne Novakovic
    7. Exploring Professional Memory: Paul Tarpey
    8. Goodson’s scholarship: a touchstone in the lives and work of teachers – an ‘Irish’ case: Ciaran Sugrue
    9. ‘Bestirring the quest voice of ethically engaged reason’: public intellectuals, education and Ivor Goodson: Bob Bullough
    10. Part 3: Reforming education and educational reform

    11. Curriculum history and the history of education': Gary McCulloch
    12. Changing the subjects Leslie Siskin
    13. The presence of the past: In Time for Ivor F. Goodson: William Pinar
    14. Reflecting refraction in higher education: Michael Uljens and Janne Elo.

            Part 4: Narrative perspectives

    13. Biographies, Narratives and Counter Narratives - where does truth lie?: John Schostak

    14.Professional provenance and the narrative construction of ‘reality’ in education: Keith Turvey

    15. Making narrative connections to renew our professional identities and ‘life politics’: Ivor Goodson’s role in challenging the neoliberal consensus: Stephen O’Brien and Tim Rudd

    16. Narrative Theory and Narrative Curriculum: Steps of Resistance and Refraction: Maria Inês Petrucci Rosa


    Ivor Goodson CV


    Pat Sikes is Professor of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Sheffield, England, UK. Pat’s work with Ivor includes Life History Research in Educational Settings and The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History.

    Yvonne Novakovic is a Research Fellow in the Business School at the University of Huddersfield, England, UK. She is the author of Reading and Teaching Ivor Goodson.