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National honour for Professor Goodson

A smiling Professor GoodsonA University of Brighton professor has received national recognition for “exemplifying the very best in educational research”. 

Professor Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, has been awarded the British Educational Research Association’s (BERA) John Nisbet Fellowship, named after BERA’s first president and awarded for recipients’ outstanding contribution over their careers.

Professor Goodson has worked in universities in Europe, Canada and the USA, and held visiting positions in several countries, notably at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Sciences Po – L’Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Paris and Stanford University in the USA.

He currently is based within the University of Brighton’s Education Research and Enterprise Group and is International Research Professor at the University of Tallinn, Estonia.

Professor Goodson has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about key issues in education and has contributed over 50 books and 600 articles to the field.

He is the founding editor of the  Journal of Education Policy which he co-edits, and his books and papers have been published in Japan, China, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain. Many can be accessed via:

Further information on the award, go to:



Kerry Burnett • October 8, 2018

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