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'Creative action: some reflctions on classroom behaviour, teachers and centralism, imposed research programmes, ...and REF games' Speaker: Professor Andrew Pollard (University of Bristol)

This seminar will explore the influence of Etzioni's compliance theory (1975) on Professor Pollard's perspectives, analyses and agency over the past four decades. Touching on the 'Social World' ethnographies, the PACE project, TLRP and the REF, he will argue that Etzioni's theory can be seen as a tool for enabling creative optimism in a variety of challenging circumstances. Anyone wishing to familiarise themselves with Etzioni's theory can find a summary attached below. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR WILL NOT BE RECORDED

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Professor Andrew Pollard is an Assistant Director at the Institute of Education, University of London, and a Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. He chairs the Education Sub-panel for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework on behalf of UK Higher Education Funding Councils. He has worked extensively on the effects of national and institutional policies on learning.

Professor Pollard received a BA in Sociology and Economics from the University of Leeds, PGCE in Education from the University of Lancaster, M.Ed from the University of Sheffield and PhD in the Sociology of Education from the University of Sheffield.As a former school teacher, his research interests include teaching-learning processes and learner perspectives, as well as the development of evidence-based classroom practice. He is responsible for a popular series of textbooks and support materials on reflective teaching within primary and secondary schooling.

Lunenburg__Fred_C_Compliance_Theory_and_Organizational_Effectivenes_IJSAID_V14_N1_2012.pdfSummary of Etzioni's theory (334K)


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