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Willinsky, John 1950-

Works: 55 works in 196 publications in 4 languages and 10,672 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator, Speaker, Other
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Most widely held works by John Willinsky
Empire of words : the reign of the OED by John Willinsky( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 2,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Willinsky analyzes the favored citation records from the three editorial periods of the OED's compilation: the Victorian, imperial first edition; the modern supplement; and the contemporary second edition composed on an electronic data base. He reveals shifts in linguistic authority: the original edition relied on English literature and, surprisingly, on translations, reference works, and journalism; the modern editions have shifted emphasis to American sources and periodicals while continuing to neglect women, workers, and other English-speaking countries." "Willinsky's dissection of dictionary entries exposes contradictions and ambiguities in the move from citation to definition. He points out that Shakespeare, the most frequently cited authority in the OED, often confounds the dictionary's simple sense of meaning with his wit and artfulness. He shows us how the most famous four-letter words in the language found their way, one hundred years later, through a belabored editorial process into the supplement to the OED. Willinsky sheds considerable light on how the OED continues to shape the English language through the sometimes idiosyncratic, often biased selection of citations by hired readers and impassioned friends of the language. Anyone who is fascinated with words and language will find Willinsky's tour through the OED a delightful and stimulating experience."--Jacket
If only we knew : increasing the public value of social science research by John Willinsky( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Educational legacy of romanticism by John Willinsky( )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of a conference held at the Calgary Institute of the Humanities, Oct. 13-18, 1988
Technologies of knowing : a proposal for the human sciences by John Willinsky( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While some critics have condemned computers and the Internet for putting us in this age of overflow, and still others have praised them for their own sake, Willinsky takes a middle ground. Using the fictitious Automata Data Corporation as the vehicle for an ingenious thought experiment, he plays out what would happen if all information collected from social science research were centralized, catalogued, and processed by one company serving the public interest. Willinsky describes in great detail how such an entity could work to fulfill the promises of the human sciences and technology
The access principle : the case for open access to research and scholarship by John Willinsky( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Questions about access to scholarship go back farther than recent debates over subscription prices, rights, and electronic archives suggest. The great libraries of the past - from the fabled collection at Alexandria to the early public libraries of nineteenth-century America - stood as arguments for increasing access. In The Access Principle, John Willinsky describes the latest chapter in this ongoing story - online open access publishing by scholarly journals - and makes a case for open access as a public good."--Jacket
The well-tempered tongue : the politics of standard English in the high school by John Willinsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender in/forms curriculum : from enrichment to transformation by Jane, Ed Gaskell( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication presents a diverse set of perspectives on the significance of recent developments in research on gender and what it means for the school curriculum. After "Introduction: The Politics of the Project" (Jane Gaskell and John Willinsky) and "Introduction Revisited: Better a Maroon Than a Mammy" (Annette Henry), the book is divided into 14 chapters: (1) "So We've Got a Chip on Our Shoulder! Sexing the Texts of 'Educational Technology'" (Mary Bryson and Suzanne de Castell); (2) "Art Education as a Negative Example of Gender-Enriching Curriculum" (Georgia C. Collins); (3) "Making It Work: Gender and Vocational Education" (Jane Gaskell); (4) "Reading and the Female Moral Imagination: 'Words Mean More Than What Is Set Down on Paper'" (Francis E. Kazemek); (5) "'The Feminist Trespass': Gender, Literature, and Curriculum" (Ursula A. Kelly); (6) "Tone Deaf/Symphonies Singing: Sketches for a Musicale" (Roberta Lamb); (7) "Now You See It, Now You Don't: Gender As an Issue in School Science" (Arlene McLaren and Jim Gaskell); (8) "The Radical Future of Gender Enrichment" (Jane Roland Martin); (9) "Family Studies: Transforming Curriculum, Transforming Families" (Linda Peterat); (10) "Out of the Cameos and Into the Conversation: Gender, Social Studies, and Curriculum Transformation" (Jane Bernard-Powers); (11) "Situating esl between Speech and Silence" (Kathleen Rockhill and Patricia Tomic); (12) "Gender and the Physical Education Curriculum: The Dynamics of Difference" (Patricia A. Vertinsky); (13) "Learning To Write: Gender, Genre, Play, and Fiction" (John Willinsky); and (14) "Mathematics: From Constructing Privilege to Deconstructing Myths" (Sue Willis). Each chapter contains references. (Nd)
The new literacy : redefining reading and writing in the schools by John Willinsky( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1990. This book examines the innovative programs that changed the way reading and writing was taught during the previous ten years. Both teacher and critic of the New Literacy programs, the author gives a perspective that allows educators, parents, and other readers to assess the promise of these programs. Examining the work of educators from the USA, UK and Canada, he compares programs from first grade to college that foster a new level of literate engagement and voice in students while creating a less authoritative place in which to learn. The book opens up wider debate about literacy in a society concerned with shifting authority from text and teacher to student
Learning to divide the world : education at empire's end by John Willinsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The educational project of postcolonialism in the West is only beginning. Although decolonization began in earnest after World War ii, the West is only starting to see beyond divisions generated by the same sensibilities that drove imperial expansion. This book examines one powerful source of those divisions--imperialism's influence on our educated view of the world. People need to understand how 5 centuries of studying, classifying, and ordering humanity within an imperial context gave rise to peculiar and powerful ideas of race, culture, and nation--conceptual instruments used by the West to divide up and educate the world. Chapters 2 through 4 explore how imperialism took knowing possession of the world, set that world on public display for the West's edification, and developed the principal forms of schooling serving both colonial state and colonized native. Chapters 5 through 9 examine five staples of school curriculum (history, geography, science, language, and literature), identifying traces of colonial imagination contributing to world divisions. Each chapter traces the subject's historical formation within the age of empire, discusses the legacy it assumed during the 1960s, and closely examines this legacy's lingering elements in today's classrooms. (Contains 559 references.) (Mlh)
The triumph of literature/the fate of literacy : English in the secondary school curriculum by John Willinsky( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual properties of learning : a prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke by John Willinsky( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping history of the learned book in the West, education scholar and open access advocate John Willinsky begins by asking why so many people expect research to circulate freely. Some would answer that taxpayers' investment in government-funded research earns the public right of access. Philosophers might say that scholars' unrestricted access to scholarship is a prerequisite for the claim to knowledge, and lawyers might hold up learning's special legal status that recognizes copyright and patent exceptions for education and research. These answers, while compelling, are largely ahistorical. They beg additional exploration into the origin of learning's distinctive status. Willinsky begins with Saint Jerome in the fifth century, then traces the evolution of reading, writing, and editing practices in monasteries, schools, and universities and among independent scholars through the medieval period and into the Renaissance. He delves into the influx of Islamic learning and the rediscovery of classical texts, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the founding of the Bodleian Library before finally arriving at John Locke, whose influential lobbying helped bring about the first copyright law, the Statute of Anne in 1710. Willinsky shows that learning gave rise to our idea of intellectual property, while remaining distinct from, if not wholly uncompromised by, the commercial economy that this concept inspired. He concludes by making the case that today's push for marketable intellectual property threatens the very nature of the quest for learning on which it rests. -- from dust jacket
After literacy : essays by John Willinsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls, women, and giftedness( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xue shu lun wen gong kai qu yue zhi jing shen by Wei lin si ji( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niñas, mujeres y superdotación : un desafío a la discriminación educativa de las mujeres by Julie L Ellis( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fearful passage : Romeo and Juliet in the high school : a feminist perspective by John Willinsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open access and academic reputation by John Willinsky( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy : redefining reading and writing in the schools The New by John Willinsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well-tempered tongue : the significance of standard English in a Nova Scotia high school by John Willinsky( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If only we knew by John Willinsky( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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If only we knew : increasing the public value of social science research
If only we knew : increasing the public value of social science researchTechnologies of knowing : a proposal for the human sciencesThe access principle : the case for open access to research and scholarshipGender in/forms curriculum : from enrichment to transformationLearning to divide the world : education at empire's endAfter literacy : essaysXue shu lun wen gong kai qu yue zhi jing shen
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John Willinsky Canadees onderzoeker (1950-)

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