Learning, curriculum and life politics: the selected works of Ivor F Goodson

Ivor Goodson

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In this book, Professor Ivor Goodson brings together 20 key writings in one place. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of his career and contextualises the selection within the development of the field, the chapters cover: * Curriculum history and policy * Classroom pedagogy and strategies for professional development * Life history, narrative and educational change This book not only shows how Ivors thinking developed during his long and distinguished career; it also gives an insight into the development of the fields to which he contributed. In the World Library of Educationalists, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions – so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. As schooling has become progressively marketized, the place and position of learning and curriculum has been transformed. New vantage points are required to understand what is happening in these rapidly changing times. By studying life histories and life politics we can gain insights into the relationship between peoples private missions and meanings, and their public tasks and targets.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9780415352208
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2005


  • curriculum history, curriculum policy, classroom pedagogy, professional development, life history, narrative, educational change


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