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Willinsky, John 1950-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 164 publications in 5 languages and 9,679 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Speaker, Creator, Other
Classifications: Z286.O63, 070.5797
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Most widely held works by John Willinsky
Empire of words : the reign of the OED by John Willinsky( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 931 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
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 held by 926 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 )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 597 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 )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to divide the world : education at empire's end by John Willinsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 454 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)
If only we knew : increasing the public value of social science research by John Willinsky( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Technologies of knowing : a proposal for the human sciences by John Willinsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 330 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 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 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Educational legacy of romanticism by John Willinsky( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After literacy : essays by John Willinsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls, women, and giftedness( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Xue shu lun wen gong kai qu yue zhi jing shen by John Willinsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 28 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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining reading and writing in the schools by John Willinsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 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

Critical issues in curriculum( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currículo de ciências em debate( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open access and academic reputation by John Willinsky( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Empire of words : the reign of the OED
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The 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 endIf only we knew : increasing the public value of social science researchTechnologies of knowing : a proposal for the human sciencesAfter literacy : essays