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The Research and Writing of Professor Maurice Galton: His Contribution to the Field

Williamson, J 2017 , 'The Research and Writing of Professor Maurice Galton: His Contribution to the Field', in R Maclean (ed.), Life in Schools and Classrooms: Past, Present and Future , Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 9-20.

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This chapter provides an overview of the influential contribution of Professor Maurice Galton to knowledge about life in schools and classrooms, through his research and numerous publications over some five decades. It identifies the various themes examined by Galton in his research studies, many of which have had a major impact on educational policy and practice, and other researchers, not only in the United Kingdom but also in other countries worldwide. The chapter goes onto place Galtons work in context by examining the various changes in attitudes to teaching and learning which have taken place over the past five decades during which time he has investigated life in classrooms principally in England and Hong Kong

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Williamson, J
Keywords: Schools, classrooms, purpose of education, functions of schools, lifelong learning, formal, no-formal and informal delivery systems, teacher behaviour and outcomes, evaluation and assessment
Publisher: Springer Nature
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