Professor Stephen Ball - BA (Hons) Sociology; MA Sociological Studies, D.Phil Sociological Studies, Doctor Honoris causa (Turku); Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education.
Stephen has been a professor with the IOE since 2001 and currently teaches in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Centre for Critical Education Policy Studies (CeCeps).
His main areas of interest are in education policy analysis and social theory; Changes in governance and new state modalities; The Global Education Reform Movement; The relationships between education and education policy and social class. He brings to bear on these issues the tools and concepts of "policy sociology" and in particular the methods of Michael Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu.
In 2008, I was involved in launching the BERA Social Theory and Education SIG.
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