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Walford, Geoffrey

Works: 93 works in 602 publications in 4 languages and 20,402 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publisher, ed, Honoree
Classifications: LB1028.25.G7, 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( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durkeim's book on suicide, first published in 1897, is widely regarded as a classic text, and is essential reading for any student of Durkheim's thought and sociological method. This book examines the continuing importance of Durkheim's methodology. The wide-ranging chapters cover such issues as the use of statistics, explanation of suicide, anomie and religion and the morality of suicide. It will be of vital interest to any serious scholar of Durkheim's thought and to the sociologist looking for a fresh methodological perspective
Doing research about education by Geoffrey Walford( )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,774 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
Educational strategies among Muslims in the context of globalization : some national case studies( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,466 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
Markets and equity in education by Geoffrey Walford( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,436 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
Methodological issues and practices in ethnography by Geoff Troman( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What counts as ethnography and what counts as good ethnography are highly contested. This title brings together chapters presenting a diversity of views on some of the issues and practices in ethnographic methodology. It includes chapters on the ethnographic research process; the use of photographic diaries; and, the personal aspects of research
Doing educational research by Geoffrey Walford( )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 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
Methodological developments in ethnography by Geoffrey Walford( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 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."--Jacket
Identity, agency and social institutions in educational ethnography by Bob Jeffrey( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Studies in Educational Ethnography focuses on identity and agency in a variety of social institutions in educational ethnography. The contributors explore these themes in a wide range of international contexts, including Belgium, Sweden, North America, South Africa and Engianc. They demonstrate the capacity of educational ethnography to provide accounts of participants' perspectives and understandings to highlight the agency of educational subjects."--Jacket
Private education : tradition and diversity by Geoffrey Walford( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,125 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 private sector but which provide a particular environment deemed desirable by parents. In spite of their educational and social importance, there has been very little academic research and writing on private schools. The proposed book will be the culmination of Professor Walford's research into private schools over the past twenty years
Doing qualitative educational research : a personal guide to the research process by Geoffrey Walford( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 719 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
British private schools : research on policy and practice by Geoffrey Walford( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British private schools are a continuing topic of fascination for many. In particular, the leading so-called public schools have long been subjected to both criticism for their elitism and praise for their academic success. Traditionally, Conservative governments have strongly supported the private sector through special funding such as the Assisted Places Scheme, while Labour governments have reduced the private sector's support from the state and threatened to abolish it. However, the present new Labour government has reversed Labour's former oppostion to private schools and sought co-operat
The SAGE handbook of measurement by Geoffrey Walford( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 539 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
Durkheim and modern education( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 380 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
Private schools in ten countries : policy and practice( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privatization and privilege in education by Geoffrey Walford( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing sociology of education( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children learning in context( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnographies of educational and cultural conflicts : strategies and resolutions by Geoffrey Walford( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 257 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 )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researching the powerful in education by Geoffrey Walford( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educationalists offer an overview of methods for researching those in positions of power. They focus on key issues with broad relevance to social scientists such as access, interviewing, data restrictions, ethical dilemmas and the role of theory.; This book is intended for academic and postgraduate researchers within education, sociology, social policy and politics as well as advanced undergraduates involved with research dissertations. The book's international appeal is enhanced by the contributions of US and UK authors
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Doing research about education
Doing research about educationEducational strategies among Muslims in the context of globalization : some national case studiesMarkets and equity in educationMethodological issues and practices in ethnographyDoing educational researchMethodological developments in ethnographyIdentity, agency and social institutions in educational ethnographyPrivate education : tradition and diversity
Alternative Names
Walford, G.

Walford, G. 1949-

Walford, G. (Geoffrey)

Walford, Geoffrey

Walford, Geoffrey Sr

ウォルフォード, G.

ウォルフォード, ジェフリー