- Centre for Education and Inclusion Research
Professional development of teachers
The factors affecting how teachers achieve professional identity. Links with philosophy of practice (the theoretical framework) and education policy (which affects context), and socio/historical explorations.
Philosophy of (educational) practice
Grounding the discussion and conceptualisations of educational practice in current philosophy and social theory of practice.
a) Admissions to schools, the causes and effects of segregated intakes and the relation to educational outcomes
b) The way in which local competitive arenas of schools are adapting to the reduction in LA power
c) Critical assessments of rival conceptualisations of social justice in education.
Primary and secondary schools
Socio/historical accounts of the role of historical and discursive resources in the durable inequality between these phases.
Philosophy of Nelson Goodman
Assessment, development and application of his concept of projection to issues in education.
Co-authoring refereed publications
LS E (Anne West); I o E London (Rebecca Allen); Cambridge (Megan Crawford)
Joint application for funding (S=successful U=unsuccessful)
The above (all successful) plus NatCen (S); ONS (S); Central government education departments (S); Aarhus,Copenhagen (U); Mary Immaculate, Limerick (U); Bristol University (U); Home Office (S)
SIMKINS, Timothy, COLDRON, John, CRAWFORD, Megan and MAXWELL, Bronwen (2018). Emerging schooling landscapes in England: how primary system leaders are responding to new school groupings. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. (In Press)
COLDRON, John (2015). Banding : selecting for a common intake. In: DE WAAL, Anastasia, (ed.) The ins and outs of selective secondary schools : a debate. Civitas, 261-274.
COLDRON, John (2015). School admissions: lessons from the evidence. Other. RISE, the Research and Information on State Education Trust,.
COLDRON, John and SMITH, Robin (2015). Being a teacher : practice theory, exemplification and the nature of professional practice. In: PESGB Oxford 2015, Oxford, 26-29 March 2015.
SIMKINS, Timothy, COLDRON, John, CRAWFORD, Megan and JONES, Steve (2015). Emerging local schooling landscapes : the role of the local authority. School Leadership and Management, 35 (1), 1-16.
COLDRON, John, CRAWFORD, Megan, JONES, Steve and SIMKINS, Timothy (2015). The positions of primary and secondary schools in the English school field: a case of durable inequality. Journal of education policy, 30 (5), 671-687.
COLDRON, John, CRAWFORD, Megan, JONES, Steve and SIMKINS, Timothy (2014). The positions of primary and secondary schools in the English school field: a case of durable inequality. Journal of Education Policy.
COLDRON, John (2014). Uses and abuses of primary education: the relation of primary to secondary schooling in England between 1870 and 2014. In: BERA Annual Conference September 2014, London, 24-26 September 2014.
COLDRON, John (2014). The positions of primary and secondary schools in the English school field: A case of durable inequality. In: ECER Conference, Porto Portugal, 1 - 5 September 2015.
COLDRON, John, CRAWFORD, Megan, JONES, Steve and SIMKINS, Timothy (2014). The restructuring of schooling in England: the responses of well-positioned Headteachers. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 42 (3), 387-403.
COLDRON, John (2013). Admissions to English primary and secondary schools. In: Matching in Practice Workshops, September 2013. (Submitted)
COLDRON, John (2012). Access, justice and education: : two characterisations of injustice in relation to schooling. In: Fourth Workshop “Matching in Practice”, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 15 November 2012.
ALLEN, Rebecca, COLDRON, John and WEST, Anne (2012). The effect of changes in published secondary school admissions on pupil composition. Journal of Education Policy, 27 (3), 349-366.
COLDRON, John (2011). Available educational identities: an exploration of kinds of pupils, parents and teachers constituted through classification in the educational field. In: European Conference of Educational Researchers, Berlin, 13-16 September 2011.
COLDRON, John (2011). Elective identity, social segregation and parental choice. In: BERA Conference at the Institute of Education, London, 6th-8th September 2011. (Unpublished)
COLDRON, J. (2010). Nelson Goodman’s general theory of symbols: can it help characterise some educational concerns? In: European conference of education research, Helsinki, 25-27 August 2010. 1-18. (Submitted)
COLDRON, John, CRIPPS, Caroline and SHIPTON, Lucy (2010). What can be done to mitigate the persistent social segregation of secondary schools in England? In: Part of a Keynote Symposia, BERA, Warwick, September 2010.
COLDRON, John, CRIPPS, Caroline, SHIPTON, Lucy and STIELL, Bernadette (2009). Fair school admissions: What is the contribution of the Choice Advice initiative. In: British Education Research Conference, Manchester, September 2009. 1-28.
COLDRON, J. H., WILLIS, B. and WOLSTENHOLME, C. (2009). Selection by attainment and aptitude in English secondary schools. British journal of educational studies, 57 (3), 245-264.
COLDWELL, M. R., COLDRON, J. H. and SMITH, R. (2008). Active social location in schools: professional development for the whole school workforce? In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 4 September 2008.
COLDRON, J. H., TANNER, E., FINCH, S., SHIPTON, L., WOLSTENHOLME, C., WILLIS, B., DEMACK, S. and STIELL, B. (2008). Secondary school admissions. Project Report. London, Department for Children, Schools and Families.
COLDRON, J. H. (2007). Parents and the diversity of secondary education. Discussion Paper. London, Research and Information on State Education.
COLDRON, J. H., STEPHENSON, K., WILLIAMS, J., SHIPTON, L. and DEMACK, S. (2002). Admission appeal panels: research study into the operation of appeal panels' use of the code of practice and training for panel. Project Report. London, Department for Education and Skills.
WILLIAMS, J., COLDRON, J. H., STEPHENSON, K., LOGIE, A. and SMITH, N. (2001). Policies and practices of LEA admission authorities in England. Parents' experiences of the process of choosing a secondary school. Project Report. London, Department for Education and Skills.
COLDRON, J. (1982). A critical exposition of Nelson Goodman’s concept of metaphorical exemplification. Masters, University of Sheffield.
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