A Vision for Today: John Eggleston's Writings on Education
John Eggleston's influence on education is still felt today. In his radical research project for the British Schools Council in the 1970s, he changed the school subject of Craft forever, shaping it into the subject of Design and Technology as now taught in the national curriculum. And in the 1980s he led a research team at at Keele University that theorised the sociology of education. The Eggleston Report, Education for Some, was commissioned by the British government and revealed the racism in education not dealt with in the parallel Swann Report.
Till his death in December 2001, John continued to work with energy and vision in the areas of Design and Technology and towards social and racial justice, as his 21 books and numerous contributions to journals and edited books testify. His work was always at the leading edge of thinking and yet it remains pertinent today.
This tribute to the life and work of Professor John Eggleston brings together a selection of some of his most apposite writings, selected and edited by Michael Marland and Gillian Klein.
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