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Research Profile

Prof John Fitz 


Selected Publications

Recent publications:

Fitz, J., Davies, W.B. and Evans, J. (2005) Education Policy and Reproduction, London, RoutledgeFalmer

Taylor, C., Fitz, J. and Gorard, S. (2005) Diversity, specialisation and equity in education, Oxford Review of Education, 31, 1, 47-69

Fitz, J (2003) The politics of accountability: a perspective from England and Wales, Peabody Journal of Education 78 (2003) 230-241

Gorard, S., Fitz, J. and Taylor, C. (2003) Markets, Schools and Stratification, London: Routledge

Fitz, J. Pugsley, L and Taylor, C (2005) Attitudes Towards higher Education, A report for the Independent Investigation group

Fitz, J. Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and White, P. (2002) LEAs and markets: four case studies, Research Papers in Education, 17(2), 1-22.

Fitz, J., Gorard, S. and Taylor, (2002) School admissions after the School Standards and Framework Act: bringing the LEAs back in? Oxford Review of Education 28(2), 373-393

Fitz, J. and Beers, B. (2002) Educational Management Organisations and the privatisation of education in the US and the UK, Comparative Education, 38,2, May, 137-154.

Gorard, S. Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Does school choice lead to ‘spirals of decline’? Journal of Education Policy, 17(3), 367-384

Gorard, S. Taylor, C. and Fitz, J. (2002) Markets in public policy: the case of the United Kingdom education Reform Act 1988, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 12(1), 23-41 (6)

Selwyn, N. and Fitz, J. (2002) The politics of connectivity: big business and UK educational technology policy, Policy Studies Journal, 24(2) 551-570

Taylor, C., Gorard and Fitz, J. (2002) The modifiable areal unit problem: the relationship between local school arrangements and segregation by poverty, International Studies of Sociology of Education, 12(3), 23-41.

Selwyn N. and Fitz J. (2001) The National Grid for Learning: a case study of education policy making under New Labour, Journal of Education Policy, 16(2), 127-147

Taylor, C., Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2002) Market frustration? Admission appeals in the UK education market, Educational Management and Administration, 30(3), 243-260.

White, P., Gorard, S., Fitz, J. and Taylor, C., (2001), Regional and local differences in admission arrangements for schools, Oxford Review of Education, 27(3), 317-337.

Gorard, S. Fitz, J. and Taylor, C. (2001) School choice impacts: what do we know? Educational Researcher, 30(7), 18-23.

Gorard S. and Fitz J. (2000) Investigating the determinants of segregation between schools, Research Papers in Education , 15(2), 115-132

Firestone W.A, Fitz J. and Broadfoot, P. (2000) Power, learning and legitimisation: assessment implementation across levels in the US and the UK, American Educational Research Journal, 36(2), 759-793

Firestone, W.A., Winter, J. and Fitz, J. (2000)‘Different assessments, common practice? Mathematics teaching in the United Sates and England and Wales’, Assessment in Education, 7(1), 13-37

Gorard, S. and Fitz, J. (2000), Markets and stratification; a view from England and Wales, Educational Policy, 14(3), 405-428

Lee, J. Fitz, J. & Eke, R. (2000) Talking of quality: the educational discourse of Registered Inspectors, Changing English, 7(2) 128-138.