Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Walford

Geoffrey Walford is Emeritus Professor of Education Policy and an Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford.

He was previously Reader in Education Policy at Oxford, and Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Education Policy at Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham.

He has academic degrees from Oxford, Kent, London and the Open Universities, has authored or edited more than 40 books, and published rather too many academic articles and book chapters. He was Joint Editor of the British Journal of Educational Studies from 1999 to 2002, and was Editor of the Oxford Review of Education from 2004 to 2010. He remains as a Deputy Editor of Ethnography and Education and serves on several editorial boards.

Professor Walford’s main research foci are the relationships between central government policy and local processes of implementation, private schools, choice of schools, religiously-based schools, and ethnographic research methodology. He remains engaged with various scholarly writing activities working, in particular, on issues connected to private schooling for the poor and social justice. He was awarded a DLitt from Oxford University in 2016.

Publications

Major articles and book chapters

  • Geoffrey Walford (1980) ‘Why physics students start doctorates.’ Studies in Higher Education, 5, 1, pp. 77-80.
  • Leo Raby and Geoffrey Walford (1981) ‘Career related attitudes and their determinants for middle- and low-stream pupils in an urban, multi-racial comprehensive school.’ Research in Education, 25, pp. 19-35.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1981)  ‘Classification and framing in higher education.’ Studies in Higher Education, 6, 2, pp. 147-58.
  • Leo Raby and Geoffrey Walford (1981) ‘Job status aspirations and their determinants for middle and lower stream pupils in an urban, multi-racial comprehensive school.’ British Educational Research Journal, 7, 2, pp. 173-81.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1983)  ‘Girls in boys’ public schools: A prelude to further research.’ British Journal of Sociology of Education, 4, 1, pp. 39-54.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1983)  ‘Parental attitudes and girls in physical science.’ School Science Review, 64, pp. 566-67.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1983)  ‘Science textbook images and the reproduction of sexual divisions in society.’ Research in Science and Technological Education, 1, 1, pp. 65-72.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1983) ‘Research state and research style: A sociological analysis of postgraduate education.’  Collected Original Resources in Education, 7, 1, pp. 1-108.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1983)  ‘Postgraduate education and the student’s contribution to research.’ British Journal of Sociology of Education, 4, 3, pp. 241-54.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1983)  ‘Science education and sexism in the Soviet Union.’  School Science Review, 85, 2, pp. 213-24.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1984)   ‘The numbering of postgraduate research.’  Higher Education Review, 16, 2, pp. 61-65.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1984)  ‘The changing professionalism of public school teachers.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) British Public Schools: Policy and practice, Lewes, Falmer, pp. 111-35.
  • Richard Thompson and Geoffrey Walford (1985)  ‘Teachers learning about industry: The two curricula and cultural disadvantage.’  In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Schooling in Turmoil, Beckenham, Croom Helm, pp. 59-83.
  • Henry Miller and Geoffrey Walford (1985)  ‘University cut and thrust.’  In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Schooling in Turmoil, Beckenham, Croom Helm, pp. 244-68.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1985)  ‘The construction of a curriculum area.’ British Journal of Sociology of Education, 6, 2, pp. 155-71.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1985)  ‘The influence of external pressure groups on the school curriculum: Two examples.’  Collected Original Resources in Education, 9, 2, pp. 1-45.
  • Henry Miller and Geoffrey Walford (1986) ‘A case study of financial constraints in British universities.’ IHELG Monograph, Number 86/5, Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance, University of Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1986)  ‘Ruling-class classification and framing.’  British Educational Research Journal, 12, 2, pp. 183-95.
  • Geoffrey Walford and Sïan Jones (1986) ‘The Solihull adventure. An attempt to reintroduce selective education.’  Journal of Education Policy, 1, 3, pp. 239-53.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1987)  ‘The research process.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Doing Sociology of Education, Lewes, Falmer, pp. 1-15.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1987)  ‘Research role conflicts and compromises in public schools.’  In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Doing Sociology of Education, Lewes, Falmer, pp. 45-65.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1987)  ‘How dependent is the independent sector?’ Oxford Review of Education, 13, 3, pp. 275-96.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1987)  ‘How important is the independent sector in Scotland’ Scottish Educational Review, 19, 2, pp. 108-21.
  • Mark H. Robson and Geoffrey Walford (1988)  ‘U.K. tax policy and independent schools.’ British Tax Review, 2, pp. 38-54.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1988)  ‘The Scottish Assisted Places Scheme. A comparative study of the origins, nature and practice of the APS in Scotland, England & Wales.’ Journal of Education Policy, 3, 2, pp. 137-53.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1988)  ‘The privatisation of British higher education.’ European Journal of Education, 23, 1/2, pp. 47-64.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1988) ‘Training the elite – for education, training and jobs.’ Collected Original Resources in Education, 12, 1, pp. 1-19.
  • Geoffrey Walford, June Purvis and Andrew Pollard (1988)  ‘Ethnography, policy and the emergence of the new vocationalism.’  In Andrew Pollard, June Purvis and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) Education, Training and the New Vocationalism: Experience and policy, Milton Keynes, Open University Press, pp. 3-14.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1988)  ‘Shouts of joy and cries of pain: investigating young people’s comments on leaving school and entering the labour market.’ In David Raffe (ed.)  Education and the Youth Labour Market: Schooling and scheming, Lewes, Falmer, pp. 243-65.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1988)  ‘Young people’s views about the Youth Training Scheme in Scotland.’ British Journal of Sociology of Education, 9, 4, pp. 437-51.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1989)  ‘Bullying in public schools: Myth and reality.’ In Delwyn P. Tattum and David Lane (eds.) Bullying in Schools, London, Trentham Books, pp. 81-88.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1989)  ‘Private schools policy and practice in comparative perspective.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Private Schools in Ten Countries: Policy and practice, London, Routledge, pp. 1-7.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1989) ‘Scotland: Changes in government policy towards private schools.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.)  Private Schools in Ten Countries: Policy and practice, London, Routledge, pp. 32-56.
  • Mark H. Robson and Geoffrey Walford (1989) ‘Independent schools and tax policy under Mrs Thatcher.’ Journal of Education Policy, 4, 2, pp. 149-62.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1990) ‘The 1988 Education Reform Act for England and Wales: Paths to privatization.’ Educational Policy, 4, 2, pp. 127-44.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1990)  ‘Developing choice in British education.’  Compare. A Journal of Comparative Education, 20, 1, pp 22-56.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991) ‘The reluctant private sector: of small schools, people and politics.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Private Schooling: tradition, change and diversity, London Paul Chapman, pp. 115-32.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991)  ‘City Technology Colleges: A private magnetism?’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.)  Private Schooling: Tradition, change and diversity, London, Paul Chapman, pp. 158-76.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991)  ‘Choice of school at the first City Technology College.’ Educational Studies, 17, 1, pp. 65-75.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991)  ‘Reflexive accounts of doing educational research.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.)  Doing Educational Research, London, Routledge, pp. 1-17.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991) ‘Researching the City Technology College, Kingshurst.’  In Geoffrey Walford (ed.)Doing Educational Research, London, Routledge, pp. 82-100.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991)  ‘The changing relationship between government and higher education in Britain.’  In Guy Neave and Frans van Vught (ed.) Prometheus Bound. The changing relationship between government and higher education in Western Europe, Oxford, Pergamon, pp. 165-183.
  • Sharon Gewirtz, Henry Miller and Geoffrey Walford (1991) ‘Parents’ individualist and collectivist strategies at the City Technology College, Kingshurst.’ International Studies in Sociology of Education, 1, pp. 173-191.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1992) ‘The reform of higher education.’ In Madeline Arnot and Len Barton (eds.)  Voicing Concerns: Sociological Perspectives on contemporary educational reforms, Wallingford, Triangle Books, pp. 186-200.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1992) ‘Educational choice and equity in Great Britain.’ Educational Policy (USA), 6, (2) pp. 123-138.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1992) ‘Educational reform in the 1980s: National case studies. Great Britain.’ In Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Alan R. Sadovnik and Susan F. Semel (eds.) International Handbook of Educational Reform, Westport, CT, USA, Greenwood Press, pp. 209-227.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1992)  Selection for Secondary Schooling National Commission on Education Briefing Paper No. 7,  October.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1993) ‘Girls’ private schooling: past and present.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) The Private Schooling of Girls: Past and present, London, Woburn Press, pp. 9-32.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1993) ‘The real lessons in school reform from Britain.’ Educational Policy, 7, 2, pp. 212-222.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1993)  ‘Self-managing schools, choice and equity.’ In John Smyth (ed.) A Socially Critical View of the Self-Managing School, Basingstoke, Falmer, pp. 229-244.  Geoffrey Walford (1993)  ‘Selection for secondary schooling.’  In Briefings for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation National Commission on Education,  London, Heinemann, pp. 89-102.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994)   ‘Weak choice, strong choice and the new Christian schools.’ In J. Mark Halstead (ed.)  Parental Choice and Education: Principles, policies and practice,  London, Kogan Page, pp. 139-150.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994) ‘The new religious grant-maintained schools.’ Educational Management and Administration, 22, 2, pp. 123-130.
  • Colin Poyntz and Geoffrey Walford (1994) ‘The new Christian schools: A survey.’  Educational Studies, 20, 1, pp. 127-143.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994) ‘Educational choice, control and inequity.’ In David Scott (ed.) Accountability and Control in Educational Settings, London, Cassell, pp. 73-86.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994) ‘A new focus on the powerful.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Researching the Powerful in Education, London, UCL Press, pp. 2-11.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994)  ‘Ethics and power in a study of pressure group politics.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.)Researching the Powerful in Education, London, UCL Press, pp. 81-93.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994)  ‘Reflections on researching the powerful.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Researching the Powerful in Education, London, UCL Press, pp. 222-231.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994)  ‘The dilemma of choice in education.’ In Ian Lawrence (ed.) Education Tomorrow, London, Cassell, pp. 130-144.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994) ‘Political commitment in the study of the City Technology College, Kingshurst.’  In David Halpin and Barry Troyna (eds.) Researching Education Policy: Ethical and Methodological Issues, London, Falmer, pp. 94-106.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994)  ‘A return to selection?’ Westminster Studies in Education, 17, pp. 19-30.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1995) ‘Classification and framing in English public boarding schools.’  In Paul Atkinson, Brian Davies and Sara Delamont (eds.) Discourse and Reproduction. Essays in honor of Basil Bernstein, New Jersey, USA, Hampton Press, pp. 191-207.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1995)  ‘Faith-based grant-maintained schools: Selective international policy borrowing from The Netherlands.’ Journal of Education Policy, 10 (2) pp. 245-257.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1995) ‘The Christian Schools Campaign – a successful educational pressure group?’ British Educational Research Journal, 21 (4) pp. 451-464.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1995) ‘Faith-based schools, diversity and inequity.’ In Gwen Wallace (ed.)  Schools, Markets and Management, Bournmouth, Hyde Publications, pp. 13-20.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1995)  ‘The Northbourne amendments: Is the House of Lords a garbage can?’ Journal of Education Policy, 10 (5) pp. 413-425.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1996)  ‘Faith-based grant-maintained schools: Selective international policy borrowing from The Netherlands’ in John Ahier, Ben Cosin and Margaret Hales (eds.) Diversity and Change: Education, policy and selection, London, Routledge, pp. 63-78.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1996) ‘Diversity and choice in school education: an alternative view’ Oxford Review of Education,  22, 2, pp. 143-154.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1996)  ‘School choice and equity in England and Wales’  Oxford Studies in Comparative Education, 6, 1, pp. 49-62.
  • Steven Carroll and Geoffrey Walford (1996) ‘A panic about school choice’ Educational Studies, 22, 3, pp. 393-407.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘Power and responsibility in pressure group activity.’ In Keith Watson, Sohan Modgil and Celia Modgil (eds.)  Educational Dilemmas: Debate and diversity, London, Cassell,  pp. 247-253 and 264-265.
  • Steven Carroll and Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘Parents’ responses  to the school quasi-market’ Research Papers in Education, 12, 1, pp. 3-26.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘Privatization and selection.’ In Richard Pring and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) Affirming the Comprehensive Ideal, London, Falmer.
  • Steven Carroll and Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘The child’s voice in school choice’ Educational Management and Administration, 25, 2, pp. 169-180.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘Education and private schools.’ In Anthony Giddens (ed.) Sociology: Introductory readings, Cambridge, Polity, pp. 329-336.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘Sponsored grant-maintained schools: extending the franchise?’ Oxford Review of Education, 23, 1, pp. 31-44.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘Diversity, choice and selection in England and Wales’ Educational Administration Quarterly 33, 2, pp. 158-169.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997)  ‘The 14-19 curriculum in private schools.’ In Sally Tomlinson (ed.) Education 14-19: Critical Perspectives, London & Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Athlone, pp. 101-112.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997) ‘School choice and the common good: a reply to Brighouse’ Oxford Review of Education, 23, 4, pp. 517-521.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1998) ‘Reading and writing the small print: The fate of sponsored grant-maintained schools.’  Educational Studies, 24, 2, pp. 241-257.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1998) ‘Research accounts count.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Doing Research About Education, London & Washington, D.C., Falmer, pp. 1-10.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1998) ‘Compulsive writing behaviour: getting it published.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Doing Research About Education, London & Washington D.C., Falmer, pp. 184-198.
  • David Rigoni and Geoffrey Walford (1998) ‘Questioning the quick-fix: Assertive Discipline and the 1997 Education White Paper’ Journal of Education Policy, 13, 3, pp. 443-452.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1998) ‘Essay review: Is there a ‘new variant’ diploma disease?’ Oxford Review of Education, 24, 3,  pp. 405-409.
  • Alexander Massey and Geoffrey Walford (1998) ‘Children learning: Ethnographers learning.’ In Geoffrey Walford and Alexander Massey  (eds.) Children Learning in Context, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 1), Stamford, CT & London, JAI Press, pp. 1-18.
  • W. S. F. Pickering and Geoffrey Walford (1988) ‘Introduction: Durkheim and education.’ In Geoffrey Walford and W. S. F. Pickering (eds.) Durkheim and Modern Education, London & New York, Routledge, pp. 1-16.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1998) ‘Durkheim, democracy and diversity: some thoughts on recent changes in England.’ In Geoffrey Walford and W. S. F. Pickering (eds.)  Durkheim and Modern Education, London & New York, Routledge, pp. 125-141.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1999) ‘Educating religious minorities within the English state-maintained sector’International Journal of Educational Management, 13, 2, pp. 98-106.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1999) ‘Selling your way in: gaining access to research sites.’ In Alexander Massey and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) Explorations in Methodology, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 2)  Stamford, CT, JAI Press,  pp. 1-15.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1999) ‘L’enseignement privé en Angleterre: tendances récentes et problèmes soulevés’Carrefours de l’éducation, 8, pp. 126-139.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘A policy adventure: sponsored grant-maintained schools’ Educational Studies, 26, 2, pp. 247-262.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘From City Technology Colleges to sponsored grant-maintained schools’ Oxford Review of Education, 26, 2, pp. 145-158.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘Government policy on private schooling in England’ Education and Society, 18, 1, pp. 25-43.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘What’s new about academic capitalism’ Learning & Managing, 6, 2, pp. 174-181.
  • W S F Pickering and Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘Introduction.’ In W. S.F. Pickering and Geoffrey Walford (eds.)Durkheim’s Suicide: a century of research and debate, London & New York, Routledge, pp. 1-10.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘First days in the field: gender and sexuality in an evangelical Christian school.’ In Geoffrey Walford and Caroline Hudson (eds.) Genders and Sexualities in Educational Ethnography, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 3) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI/Elsevier.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘Introduction.’ In Geoffrey Walford and Caroline Hudson (eds.) Genders and Sexualities in Educational Ethnography, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 3) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI/Elsevier.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) ‘School choice and social exclusion in England and Wales.’ In John Sayer and Johan Vanderhoven (eds.) School Choice, Equity and Social Exclusion, Leuven, Garant.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Does the market ensure quality?’ Westminster Studies in Education 24, 1, pp. 23-33.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Site selection within comparative case-study and ethnographic research.’ Compare, 31, 2, pp.151-164.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘The fate of the new Christian schools: from growth to decline?’ Educational Studies,27, 4, pp. 465-477.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Building identity through communities of practice: Evangelical Christian schools in the Netherlands.’ International Journal of Education and Religion, 2, 2, pp. 126-143.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Evangelical Christian schools in England and the Netherlands.’  Oxford Review of Education, 27, 4, pp. 529-541.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Funding for religious schools in England and the Netherlands. Can the piper call the tune?’ Research Papers in Education, 16, 4, pp. 359-380.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Introduction’ (to Education Section). In W S F Pickering (ed.) Emile Durkheim: Critical Assessments of Leading Sociologists. Volume VI, London & New York, Routledge, pp. 365-371.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Durkheim, democracy and diversity: some thoughts on recent changes in England and Wales.’ In W S F Pickering (ed.) Emile Durkheim: Critical Assessments of Leading Sociologists. Volume VI,London & New York, Routledge, pp. 543-559.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Introduction: ethnography and policy.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Ethnography and Education Policy, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 4) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI, pp. 1-9.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘From common schooling to selection? Affirming and contesting the comprehensive ideal, 1976-2001.’ In Robert Phillips and John Furlong (eds.)  Education, Reform and the State: Politics, Policy and Practice 1976-2001 London & New York, RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 45-57.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘Privatization in industrialized countries.’ In Henry M. Levin (ed.) Privatizing Education. Can the marketplace deliver choice, efficiency, equity, and social cohesion? Boulder, CO  & Oxford, Westview Press, pp. 178-200.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) ‘The state and civil society in education in England: past developments and current problems.’ In Heinz-Dieter Meyer and William Lowe Boyd (eds.) Education between State, Markets, and Civil Society: Comparative perspectives, Mahwah, NJ & London, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 81-100.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) ‘Redefining school effectiveness.’ Westminster Studies in Education, 25, 1, pp. 47-58.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) ‘Classification and framing of the curriculum in evangelical Christian and Muslim schools in England and the Netherlands.’ Educational Studies, 28, 4, pp. 403-419.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) ‘Educational reform and sociology in England and Wales.’ In David L. Levinson, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., and Alan R. Sadovnik (eds.) Education and Sociology: An Encyclopaedia, New York and London, RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 211-219.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) ‘Why don’t we name our research sites?’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Educational Ethnography and Methodology, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 6) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI, pp. 95-105.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) ‘When policy moves fast, how long can ethnography take?’ In Bradley A. U. Levinson, Sandra L. Cade, Ana Padawer and Ana Patricia Elvir (eds.) Ethnography and Education Policy Across the Americas, Westport, CT, Praeger,  pp. 23-38.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) ‘Introduction.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Doing a Doctorate in Educational Ethnography (Studies in  Educational Ethnography, Volume 7) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI, pp. 1-8.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) ‘Education.’ In W. S. F. Pickering (ed.) Durkheim Today, New York, Oxford, Berghahn Books,  pp. 105-115.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) ‘School choice and educational change in England and Wales.’ In  David N. Plank and Gary Sykes (eds.) Choosing Choice: School Choice in International Perspective (New York & London, Teachers College Press) pp. 68-91.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) ‘Introduction.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) British Private Schools: research on policy and practice. (London, Woburn Press) pp. 1-8.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) ‘Muslim schools in Britain.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) British Private Schools: research on policy and practice. (London, Woburn Press) pp. 158-174.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) ‘School choice, educational change and inequality in England.’ In The Organising Committee (eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Japan Educational Administration Society(Tokyo, Dojidai Sha, Nichi-nichi Kyoiku Bunko)  pp. 19-49 (in Japanese) pp.147-172 (in English).
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) ‘Separate schools for religious minorities in England and the Netherlands: using a framework for the comparison and evaluation of policy.’Research Papers in Education , 18, 3, pp 1-19.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) ‘Country Report on school-based management in England.’ Precedings of the Third International Forum on Educational Reform Education Decentralization Revisited: School-Based Management(Bangkok, Office of the Education Council) pp. 1-23.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2004) ‘Finding the limits: autoethnography and being an Oxford University Proctor.’Qualitative Research, 4, 3, pp. 403-417.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2004) ‘No discrimination on the basis of irrelevant qualifications.’ Cambridge Journal of Education, 34, 3, pp. 353-361.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2004) ‘When tradition meets modern law: changing the role of the Oxford University Proctors.’ Research in Education, 72, pp. 103-114.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2004) ‘Private schooling in England’ (in Chinese) Journal of Non-Government Educational Development, 103, pp. 55-60.
  • Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand and Geoffrey Walford (2004) ‘Muslims and education in a global context.’ In Holger Daun and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) Educational Strategies among Muslims in the Context of Globalization. Some National Case Studies. (Leiden, Boston, Brill) pp. 5-36.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2005) ‘Research ethical guidelines and anonymity.’ International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 28, 1, pp. 83-93.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2005) ‘Learning and the local community: Is community involvement always a good thing?’ International Journal of Learning, 11, pp. 1219-1225.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2006) ‘Introduction: education and the Labour Government.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Education and the Labour Government. An evaluation of two terms. (London, Routledge)
  • Geoffrey Walford (2006) ‘From City Technology Colleges to sponsored grant-maintained schools.’ In David Phillips and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) Tracing Education Policy. Selections from the Oxford Review of Education(London, Routledge) pp. 359-375.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2006) ‘New Christian schools in England: What are the equity mplications?’ International Journal of Learning, 13, 5, pp. 167-176.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2007) ‘Everyone generalizes, but ethnographers should resist doing so.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Methodological Developments in Ethnography (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 12) (Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, Elsevier)
  • Geoffrey Walford and Prachi Srivastava (2007) ‘Examining Private Schooling in Less Economically Developed Countries: Key Issues and New Evidence.’ In Prachi Srivastava and Geoffrey Walford (2007) (eds.) Private Schooling in Less-Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African perspectives (Abingdon, Symposium Books)
  • Geoffrey Walford (2007) ‘Classification and framing of interviews in ethnographic interviewing. Ethnography and Education, 2, 2, pp. 145-157.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2007) ‘Finding the limits: autoethnography and being an Oxford University Proctor.’ In Alan Bryman (ed.) Qualitative Research 2, Volume 3 Issues of Representation and reflexivity (London, Sage) pp. 214-229.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2008) ‘Muslim schools in England and the Netherlands: sustaining cultural continuity.’ In Zvi Bekerman and Ezra Kopelowitz (eds.) Cultural Education – Cultural Sustainability: Minority, diaspora, indigenous and ethno-religious groups in multicultural societies. (London, Routledge)
  • Geoffrey Walford (2008) ’Faith-based schools in England after 10 years of Tony Blair.’ Oxford Review of Education, 34, 6, pp. 689-699.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2008) ‘School choice in England: globalisation, policy borrowing or policy corruption? In Martin Forsey, Scott Davies and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) The Globalisation of School Schoice? (Abingdon, Symposium Books) pp. 95-109.
  • Martin Forsey, Scott Davies and Geoffrey Walford (2008) ‘The globalisation of school choice: an introduction to key issues and concerns.’ In Martin Forsey, Scott Davies and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) The Globalisation of School Schoice? (Abingdon, Symposium Books) pp. 9-25.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2008) ‘The nature of educational ethnography.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.) How to do Educational Ethnography (London, Tufnell Press) pp. 1-15.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2008) ‘Selecting sites, and gaining ethical and practical access.’ In Geoffrey Walford (ed.)How to do Educational Ethnography (London, Tufnell Press) pp. 16-38.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2008) ‘Finding the limits: autoethnography and being an Oxford University Proctor.’ In Paul Atkinson and Sara Delamont (eds.) Representing Ethnography (London, Sage) pp. 147-162.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2009) ‘Symposium review of: John Beck, Meritocracy, Citizenship and Education’ (with Anthony Giddens and Yoshiko Nozaki) British Journal of Sociology of Education, 30, 1, pp. 97-105.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2009) ‘The practice of writing ethnographic fieldnotes.’ Ethnography and Education, 4, 2, pp. 117-130.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2009) ‘Private schools in England.’ Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 55, 5, pp. 716- 731.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2009) ‘For ethnography?’ Ethnography and Education, 4, 3, pp. 273-284.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2010) ‘Faith-based schools in England after ten years of Tony Blair’, in Geoffrey Walford (ed.) Blair’s Educational Legacy? (London, Routledge) pp. 52-62.
  • Eric Tucker, Madhu Viswanathan and Geoffrey Walford (2010) ‘Reflections on social measurement:  How social scientists generate, modify, and validate indicators and scales.’ In Geoffrey Walford, Eric Tucker and Madhu Viswanathan (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Measurement(London, Sage) pp. 1-5.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2011) ‘Low-fee private schools in England and in less economically developed countries. What can we learn from a comparison?’ Compare, 41, 3, pp. 401-413.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2011) ‘The Oxford Ethnography Conference: A place in history?’ Ethnography and Education, 6, 2, pp. 133-145.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2011) ‘Globalization and low-fee private schools?’ Educational Practice and Theory, 33, 1, pp. 37-50.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2012) ‘Researching the powerful in education: a re-assessment of the problems.’ International Journal for Research and Method in Education, 35, 2, pp. 111-118
  • Geoffrey Walford (2013) ‘Low-fee private schools: a methodological and political debate.’ In Prachi Srivastava (ed.) Low-Fee Private Schooling: Aggravating equity or mitigating disadvantage? (Oxford, Symposium Books) pp. 199-213.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2013) ‘The development of private and public schools in England.’ In Aydin Gürlevik, Christian Palentien and Robert Heyer (eds.) Privatschulen versus staatliche Schulen (Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden) pp. 89-102.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2013) ‘State support for private schooling in India: What do the evaluations of the British Assisted Places Schemes suggest?’ Oxford Review of Education, 39, 4, pp. 533-547.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2013) ‘Low-fee private schools: a methodological and political debate.’ In Prachi Srivastava (ed.) Low-Fee Private Schooling: Aggravating equity or mitigating disadvantage? (Oxford: Symposium Books) pp. 199-213. ISBN: 978-1-873927-91-5.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2013) ‘The development of private and public schools in England.’ In Aydin Gürlevik, Christian Palentien and Robert Heyer (eds.) Privatschulen versus staatliche Schulen (Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden) pp. 89-102.  ISBN: (pb) 978-3-531-18199-8; (e-book) 978-3-531-18978-9.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2014) ‘Introduction: Academies, Free Schools and social Justice.’ Research Papers in Education, 29, 3, pp. 263-267.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2014) ‘From City Technology Colleges to Free schools: Ideas of social justice.’ Research Papers in Education, 29, 3, pp. 315-329.
  • Ingrid Lunt and Geoffrey Walford (2014) ‘Contributions to the sociology of education: Past, present and future. A Festschrift for John Furlong.’ Oxford Review of Education, 40, 4, pp. 411-414.
  • Ian Macpherson, Susan Robertson and Geoffrey Walford (2014) ‘An introduction to privatisation, education and social justice.’ In Ian Macpherson, Susan Robertson and Geoffrey Walford (eds.) Education, Privatisation, and Social Justice: Case studies from Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia (Abingdon, Symposium) pp. 9-24.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2014) ‘Site selection within comparative case study and ethnographic research.’ (Reprint) In Malcolm Tight (ed.) Case Studies (London, Sage)
  • Geoffrey Walford (2015) ‘The globalisation of low-fee private schools’ In Joseph Zajda (ed.) Second International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (Amsterdam, Springer) ISBN: 978-94-017-9492-3, pp. 309-20.

Books

  • Richard Thompson and Geoffrey Walford (1983) Teachers into Industry,
    Birmingham, AEEM, ISBN: 0903 703 14 9.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1986) Life in Public Schools, London, Methuen, ISBN: 0416 37170 1,  0416 37180 9 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (1987) Restructuring Universities: Politics and power in the management of change, Beckenham, Croom Helm, ISBN: 07099 3694 X.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1990) Privatization and Privilege in Education, London & New York, Routledge, ISBN: 0415 04247 X,  0415 04248 8 .
  • Geoffrey Walford and Henry Miller (1991) City Technology College,
    Milton Keynes, Open University Press, ISBN: 0335 09275 6.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1993) Contemporary British Education and Privatization, Japanese edition of Privatization and Privilege in Education with new forward and postscript, translated by Norio Iwahashi, Kyoto, Japan, Houritu-Bunka-sha, ISBN: 4589-01705-9.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994) Choice and Equity in Education, London, Cassell, ISBN: 0-304-32775-1,  0-304-32774-3 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (1995) Educational Politics: Pressure groups and faith-based schools, Aldershot, Avebury, ISBN: 1-85628-907-9.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1996) Public School, Japanese edition of Life in Public Schools, translated by Yo Takeuchi. Japan, Sekai Shisosha Kyogakusha. ISBN: 4-7907-0626-5.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2000) Policy, Politics and Education – sponsored grant-maintained schools and religious diversity, Aldershot, Ashgate. ISBN: 0-7456-1031-4.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) Doing Qualitative Educational Research: a personal guide to the research process, London, Continuum. ISBN: 0-8264-4701-5,  0-8264-4702-3 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (2005) Private Education: tradition and continuity
    London, Continuum, ISBN: 0 8264 8599 5.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2006) Markets and Equity in Education London, Continuum, ISBN: 0 8264 8735 1.

Edited books

  • Geoffrey Walford (1984) (ed.) British Public Schools: Policy and practice,
    Lewes & Philadelphia, Falmer, ISBN: 0905 273 84 2,  0905 273 83 4 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (1985) (ed.) Schooling in Turmoil, Beckenham, Croom Helm, ISBN: 07099 3618 4.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1987) (ed.) Doing Sociology of Education, Lewes & Philadelphia, Falmer, ISBN: 085000 145 6,  085000 146 4 .
  • Andrew Pollard, June Purvis and Geoffrey Walford (1988) (eds.) Education, Training and the New Vocationalism: experience and policy, Milton Keynes & Philadelphia, Open University Press, ISBN: 0335 15845 5,  0335 15844 7 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (1989) (ed.) Private Schools in Ten Countries: Policy and practice, London & New York, Routledge, ISBN: 0415 03464 7.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991) (ed.) Private Schooling: Tradition, change and diversity, London, Paul Chapman, ISBN: 185396 116 7.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1991) (ed.) Doing Educational Research, London, Routledge, ISBN: 0415 05289 0,  0415 05290 4 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (1992) (ed.) Privatne Skole. Iskustva u deset zemalja, Croatian edition of Private Schools in Ten Countries, translated by Mirna Varlandy Supek, Zagreb, Croatia, EDUCA Publishing House, ISBN: 86-7841-002-7.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1993) (ed.) The Private Schooling of Girls: Past and present, London, Woburn Press, ISBN: 0-7130-0186-0.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1994) (ed.) Researching the Powerful in Education, London, UCL Press, ISBN: 1-85728-133-0, 1-85728-134-9.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1995) (ed.) La Otra Cara de la Investigación Educativa,
    Spanish edition of Doing Educational Research, translated by Javier Orduna Cosmen. Madrid, La Muralla. ISBN: 84-7133-646-4.
  • Geoffrey Walford (1996) (ed.) School Choice and the Quasi-Market, Special Issue of Oxford Studies in Comparative Education, Wallingford, Triangle Books. ISBN: 1-873927-23-1.
  • Richard Pring and Geoffrey Walford (1997) (eds.) Affirming the Comprehensive Ideal, London & Washington D.C., Falmer. ISBN: 0-7507-0619-8,  0-7507-0620-1 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (1997) (ed.) Choice, Diversity and Equity in Secondary Schooling, Special Issue of Oxford Review of Education. ISSN:  0305-4985 .
  • Geoffrey Walford (1998) (ed.) Doing Research about Education,
    London & Washington D.C., Falmer. ISBN: 0-7507-0782-8,  0-7507-0783-6 .
  • Geoffrey Walford and W. S. F. Pickering (1998) (eds.) Durkheim and Modern Education, London & New York, Routledge. ISBN: 0-415-18168-2.
  • Geoffrey Walford and Alexander Massey (1998) (eds.) Children Learning in Context, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 1). London & Greenwich, CT, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-76230-436-7.
  • Alexander Massey and Geoffrey Walford (1999) (eds.) Explorations in Methodology, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 2) Stamford, CT, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-7623-0563-0.
  • W. S. F. Pickering and Geoffrey Walford (2000) (eds.) Durkheim’s Suicide: a century of research and debate, London & New York, Routledge. ISBN: 0-415-20582-4.
  • Geoffrey Walford and Caroline Hudson (2000) (eds.) Genders and Sexualities in Educational Ethnography, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 3) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-7623-0738-2.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2001) (ed.) Ethnography and Education Policy,
    (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 4) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-7623-0768-4.
  • Phil Carspecken and Geoffrey Walford (2001) (eds.)
    Critical Educational Ethnography,
    (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 5)
    Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-7623-0797-8.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) (ed.) Debates and Developments in Ethnographic Methodology, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 6) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-7623-0893-1.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2002) (ed.) Doing a Doctorate in Educational Ethnography, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 7) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-7623-0906-7 (hb).
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) (ed.) Investigating Educational Policy through Ethnography, (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume  Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, JAI Press. ISBN: 0-7623-1018-9 (hb).
  • Geoffrey Walford (2003) (ed.) British Private Schools: research on policy and practice, London, Woburn Press. ISBN: 0-7130-0228-X,  0-7130-4048-3 .
  • Geoffrey Walford and W. S. F. Pickering (2003) (ed.) Durkheim and Modern Education, Japanese Edition. Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan University Press. ISBN: 4-88683-496-5 (hb)
  • Holger Daun and Geoffrey Walford (2004) (eds.) Educational Strategies among Muslims in the Context of Globalization. Leiden, Brill. ISBN: 90-04-13675-4 (hb).
  • Bob Jeffrey and Geoffrey Walford (2004) (eds.)Ethnographies of Educational and Cultural Conflicts: Strategies and resolutions. (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 9) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, Elsevier. ISBN: 07623-11126 (hb).
  • Geoff Troman, Bob Jeffrey and Geoffrey Walford (2004) (eds.) Identity, Agency, and Social Institutions in Educational Ethnography. (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 10) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, Elsevier. ISBN: 0-7623-1144-4 (hb).
  • Geoff Troman, Bob Jeffrey and Geoffrey Walford (2005) (eds.) Methodological issues and practices in Ethnography. (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 11) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, Elsevier.  ISBN: 0-7623-1252-1 (hb).
  • Geoffrey Walford (2006) (ed.) Education and the Labour Government: an evaluation of two termsAbingdon, Routledge. ISBN: 0 415 36870 7 (hb).
  • David Phillips and Geoffrey Walford (2006) (eds.) Tracing Education Policy: Selections for the Oxford Review of Education Abingdon, Routledge. ISBN: 0-413-39861-4 (hb).
  • Geoffrey Walford (2007) (ed.) Methodological Developments in Ethnography (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Volume 12) Amsterdam, New York, Oxford, Elsevier.  ISBN: 0-7623-1437-0 (hb).
  • Prachi Srivastava and Geoffrey Walford (2007) (eds.) Private Schooling in Less-Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African Perspectives Abingdon, Symposium Books. ISBN: 978-1-873927-85-4 (pb).
  • Martin Forsey, Scott Davies and Geoffrey Walford (2008(eds.) The Globalisation of School VChoice? Abingdon, Symposium Books, ISBN: 978-1-873927-12-0 (pb).
  • Geoffrey Walford (2008) (ed.) How to do Educational Ethnography, London, Tufnell Press, ISBN: 978-1-872767-92-5 (pb).
  • Geoffrey Walford (2010) (ed.) Blair’s Educational Legacy? (London, Routledge) ISBN: 0-415-48305-0.
  • Geoffrey Walford, Eric Tucker and Madhu Viswanathan (2010) (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Measurement (London, Sage) ISBN: 978-1-4129-4814-2.
  • Ian Macpherson, Susan Robertson and Geoffrey Walford (eds.)(2014) Education, Privatisation, and Social Justice: Case studies from Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia (Abingdon, Symposium)
  • Geoffrey Walford (2016)(ed.) Privatization, Education and Social Justice (Didcot, Routledge) ISBN 13: 978-1-138-59439-7, 150 pp.
  • Geoffrey Walford (2016)(ed.) Academies, Free Schools and social Justice (Didcot, Routledge) ISBN 13: 978-1-138-96007-7, 118 pp.

Category

  • Professor Emeritus

College affiliation

  • Green Templeton College

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