WorldCat Identities

Walford, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 72 works in 434 publications in 2 languages and 15,480 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publisher, Honoree
Classifications: LB45, 306.43
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Walford
Durkheim's Suicide a century of research and debate by W. S. F Pickering( )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om Emile Durkheims (1858-1917) bog om selvmord, udgivet første gang i 1897. Om efterfølgende forskning i selvmordets sociologiske, moralske og etisk-filosofiske dimensioner
Doing research about education by Geoffrey Walford( )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occured within educational research since the 1980s and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s. It includes accounts that cover the various stages of the research process, a sampling of topics, the diversity of methodologies used in educational research and a range of theoretical perspectives. There is coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and of large and smaller scale research. Also discussed are: ESRC programme research, contract research and theoretical research
Markets and equity in education by Geoffrey Walford( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Walford tackles one of the perennial issues in education policy, namely the inter-relationship of markets and equity. His discussion synthesises research findings (his own in the context of others) from over a decade examining the triangle between (i) theory, (ii) policy (both current and recent) and (iii) practice
Educational strategies among Muslims in the context of globalization some national case studies ( )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume deals with Islamic conceptualization of knowledge, various types of Islamic education; and educational strategies among selected groups of Muslims in Islamized countries (Pakistan, Iran, Morocco, Senegal, and so on) as well as countries in Europe where Muslims form important minorities. The first chapter gives an overview of Islamic educational arrangements in the context of globalization and chapter two presents some principal ideological orientations among Muslims. The remaining chapters describe educational arrangements available to Muslim parents in different countries. The boo
Methodological issues and practices in ethnography by Geoff Troman( )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What counts as ethnography and what counts as good ethnography are both highly contested. This volume brings together chapters presenting a diversity of views on some of the current issues and practices in ethnographic methodology. It does not try to present a single coherent view but, through its heterogeneity, illustrates the strengths and impact of the debate. The collection includes chapters on the ethnographic research process; the use of photographic diaries; the idea of toleration in the research process; and the personal aspects of research. It has chapters that question generalisation; perceive ethnography as a potential form of surveillance; analyse the notion of display in ethnography; critique the way culture is commonly theorised; and examine the possibilities of comparative ethnographic work. It also includes and exchange of views between Martyn Hammersley and Barbara Korth on partisan research
Private education tradition and diversity by Geoffrey Walford( )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private schools are central to the reproduction of social inequality. For example, whilst in the UK providing only about seven per cent of the school population, about half of the undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge still come from the private sector. Private schools have long been associated with privilege and elitism. While this traditional elitist aspect to the private sector is still central, the private school sector is actually far more diverse that is usually acknowledged. It now includes many small schools and faith-based schools that may not offer the traditional advantages of the
Identity, agency and social institutions in educational ethnography by Bob Jeffrey( )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prime focus on the social processes of schooling within educational ethnography has tended to marginalise or eschew the importance of other 'informal' educational sites. Other social institutions, such as family, community, media and popular culture, work and prisons are salient arenas in which behaviours and lives are regulated. They all interrelate and are all implicated in the generation, management and development of social identities and the social and cultural reproduction of structures and relations. Individuals, though, are not merely shaped by these social institutions, their agen
Methodological developments in ethnography by Geoffrey Walford( )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What counts as ethnography and what counts as good ethnographic methodology are both highly contested. This volume brings together chapters presenting a diversity of views on some of the current debates and developments in the field. It does not try to present a single coherent view but, through its heterogeneity, illustrates the strength and impact of debate. The topics discussed include participant observation, research roles in fieldwork, access to places and people in research, ethical issues concerning anonymity and intimacy in research, generalization in ethnography, the use of video, developing stronger criteria for autoethnography, and the use of ethnography as a contribution to the generation and modification of indicators. Together the collection illustrates the strength and vitality of ethnography
Doing educational research by Geoffrey Walford( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen major educationalists, among them Stephen Ball and Peter Mortimore, discuss their approaches to aspects of research from conception and funding of the project to information gathering and analysis, writing up and publishing
The SAGE handbook of measurement by Geoffrey Walford( )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Handbook of Measurement' is a methodological resource which draws together contributions from the authors of the classic works in measurement studies of the past 25 years. It covers all core issues of measurement, with each chapter focusing on a different element
Private schools in ten countries : policy and practice ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Durkheim and modern education ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In discussing Durkheim's modern relevance, this book explores his desire to integrate practical and theoretical aspects of education, and his stress on the moral base of education and the importance of the social and society
Doing sociology of education by Geoffrey Walford( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of specially commissioned articles exposes the practical and personal influences on the process of doing sociology of education. All of the authors have been involved in conducting well know major research projects, and discuss here the pitfalls and problems, conflicts and compromises that went into doing their particular research. A particular feature of the book is that a wide variety of types of research in the sociology of education is covered. The range is from small-scale ethnographic case studies to large-scale postal questionnaire sample surveys and includes studies bas
Privatization and privilege in education by Geoffrey Walford( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can privilege be bought? Arguments have raged over whether private education in the UK is 'the cement in the wall' dividing British society, or whether parental choice is, as has also been argued 'a key component of a free society'. The author here describes the traditional private sector schools, paying attention to the ways in which parents can purchase privilege for their children through attendance at such schools. He argues that the privatized system is kept under tight control if a growth in social and educational inequality and a deepening of social class and ethnic group division is to
Doing qualitative educational research : a personal guide to the research process by Geoffrey Walford( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflecting the trials and tribulations and the problems and promises of conducting research, this guide reveals the research process as a much more complex process than is usually recognised, often messy and disorganised
Children learning in context ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethnographies of educational and cultural conflicts : strategies and resolutions ( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The articles in this volume illuminate educational disjunctions, ambiguities and tensions, agency, strategic action and resolution, and show how incongruencies arise, how contexts affect interactions, what kind of agency operates, and which types of circumstances lead to resolutions
British public schools : policy and practice ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life in public schools by Geoffrey Walford( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain's public (that is, its major independent) schools have a conspicuous role in the country's social system, and as a result are the subject of a long-standing political debate. The discussion is generally founded on a stereotyped image of what these school may have been like in the 1950s -- this books shows how they were in the late 1980s. It is based on fieldwork in two major public boarding schools which the author conducted over an extended period, and draws on interviews, observation and documentary sources to establish a picture of what public school life is actually like for pupils
Choice and equity in education by Geoffrey Walford( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.52 (from 0.37 for Private ed ... to 0.80 for British pu ...)
Alternative Names
Walford, G.
Walford, G. 1949-
Walford, G. (Geoffrey)
Walford, Geoffrey
Walford, Geoffrey Sr
ウォルフォード, ジェフリー
Languages
English (207)
Japanese (6)
Covers