Storying the Public Intellectual: Commentaries on the Impact and Influence of the Work of Ivor Goodson offers a critcal commentary on Goodson’s work that avoids hagiography whilst recognising the global reach of his scholarship. With contributors from around the world, those who have collaborated with him or those who have taken up his work, the book provides the sort of social and historical contextualising that Goodson has always advocated.

The accounts in this collection highlight how Goodson’s integration of moral imperatives into strategically responsive scholarship can provide a useful roadmap when negotiating a path through the contemporary academic research landscape. By using his historian’s orientation and sensibilities he is able to get to the heart of the logics of schooling. By connecting with other scholars and researchers around the world, he exposes how the global neo-liberal project plays out in particular settings, and so challenges pervasive understandings about the meaning of global – and the power of the neo-liberal project itself.

This book is ideal reading for academics, scholars and researchers in the field of education, including those involved in initial and in-service teacher education.

chapter |10 pages


ByPat Sikes

part Part I|2 pages

The public intellectual himself

chapter 1|9 pages

Holding on

Perspectives of working class identity in Goodson’s life and work
ByMike Hayler

chapter 2|10 pages

Ivor Goodson

A traveller with passion and purpose
ByRagna Aadlandsvik

part Part II|2 pages

Professional lives and life politics

chapter 5|9 pages

Reading career success and failure through the lens of life politics

ByYvonne Novakovic

chapter 6|10 pages

Exploring professional memory

ByPaul Tarpey

chapter 7|10 pages

Goodson’s scholarship

A touchstone in the lives and work of teachers - an ‘Irish’ case
ByCiaran Sugrue

chapter 8|9 pages

‘Bestirring the quiet voice of ethically engaged reason’

Public intellectuals, education and Ivor Goodson
ByRobert V. Bullough Jr

part Part III|2 pages

Reforming education and educational reform

chapter 9|9 pages

Curriculum history and the history of education

ByGary McCulloch

chapter 10|10 pages

Changing the subjects

ByLeslie Santee Siskin

chapter 11|9 pages

The presence of the past

In time for Ivor F. Goodson
ByWilliam F. Pinar

chapter 12|12 pages

Reflecting refraction in higher education

ByMichael Uljens, Janne Elo

part Part IV|2 pages

Narrative perspectives

chapter 15|9 pages

Making narrative connections to renew our professional identities and ‘life politics’

Ivor Goodson’s role in challenging the neoliberal consensus
ByStephen O’Brien, Tim Rudd

chapter 16|9 pages

Narrative theory and narrative curriculum

Steps of resistance and refraction
ByMaria Inês Petrucci-Rosa