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
Part 2: Professional lives and life politics
Part 3: Reforming education and educational reform
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
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