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Research Profile

Prof Sally Power 

Selected Publications

Power, S. (2012) 'Redistribution, reconnaissance et représentation: parcours de la lutte contre l’injustice et des changements de politique éducative', Education et Sociétés, noo29/2012/1. pp 27-44

Power, S.  & Frandji, D. (2010) ‘Education markets, the new politics of recognition and the increasing fatalism toward inequality’, Journal of Education Policy.

Power, S., Curtis, A., Whitty, G. & Edwards, T. (2010) ‘Private education and disadvantage: the experiences of assisted place holders’ International Studies in Sociology of Education. 

Power, S., Taylor, C., Lewis, J., Connolly, M., Thomas, G. & Wyn Jones, S. (2010) ‘Realising the ‘Learning Country’: Research activity and capacity within Welsh local authorities’. Contemporary Wales.

Taylor, C., Power, S. & Rees, G.  (2010) ‘Out-of-school learning; the uneven distribution of school provision and local authority support’. British Educational Research Journal.

Power, S., Taylor, C., Rees, G. & Jones, K. (2009) Out-of-school learning: variations in provision and participation in secondary schools. Research Papers in Education.

Power, S. (2009) ‘Le New Labour et la troisième voie : une évolution de la politique de l'éducation pour une évolution de la classe moyenne’ Le Revue Francaise de Pedagogie 166 Janvier-Février-Mars.

Power, S.  (2008) ‘How should we respond to the continuing failure of compensatory education?’ Orbis Scholae  2 (2).

Power, S. (2008) ‘The Imaginative Professional’, in B. Cunningham (ed) Exploring Professionalism, London: Bedford Way Papers.

Power, S. and Whitty, G. (2006) ‘Education and the Middle Class: a Complex but Crucial Case for the Sociology of Education’ in  Lauder, H., Brown, P., Dillabough, J. and Halsey, A.H. (eds) Education, Globalization and Social Change. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Power, S and Whitty G (2008) Paper 118: Graduating and gradations within the middle class: the legacy of an elite higher education, Cardiff School of Social Sciences.

Power S and Whitty G, (2006) Education and the Middle Class: a Complex but Crucial Case for the Sociology of Education, Education, Globalization and Social Change (Lauder, H., Brown, P., Dillabough, J. and Halsey, A.H. eds) Oxford University Press, Oxford ISBN 0-19-927253-0

Power, S, (2006) Markets and Misogyny: Educational Research on Educational Choice, British Journal of Educational Studies, 54, 2 pp 157-188 ISSN 0007-1005

Power S, Whitty, G. and Edwards, T, (2006) Success Sustained? A Follow-Up Study of the ‘Destined for Success’ Cohort’, Research Papers in Education, 21, 3 pp 235-253 ISSN 0267-1522

Power, S, (2006) ‘Disembedded middle class pedagogic identities’ in R. Moore, M. Arnot, J. Beck & H. Daniels (eds) Knowledge, Power and Educational Reform: applying the sociology of Basil Bernstein., London: Routledge.

Power S, Rees G and Taylor C, (2005) New Labour and Educational Disadvantage: the Limits of Area-Based Initiatives, London Review of Education 3, 2 pp 101-116, ISSN 1474-8460

Gewirtz S, Dickson M, Power S, Halpin D and Whitty G, (2005) The Deployment of Social Capital Theory in Educational Policy and Provision: the Case of Education Action Zones in England, British Educational Research Journal, 31, 6 pp 651-674, ISSN 0141-1926

Power S, Moss G, Lewis J, Whitty G and Edwards T, (2005) Staying in Touch? The Potential of ‘Friends Reunited’ as a Research Tool, Research Intelligence, BERA 92, August

Power S, Whitty G, Gewirtz S, Halpin D and Dickson M, (2004) Paving a 'Third Way'? A Policy Trajectory Analysis of Education Action Zones, Research Papers in Education, 19, 4, pp 453-476, ISSN 0267-1522

Gewirtz S, Dickson M and Power S, (2004) Unravelling a ‘Spun’ Policy: A Case Study of the Constructive Role of 'Spin’ in the Education Policy Process, Journal of Education Policy, 19, 3, pp 313-334, ISSN 0268-0939

Halpin D, Dickson M, Power S, Whitty G and Gewirtz S, (2004) Area-Based Approaches to Educational Regeneration: The Case of the English Education Action Zone Experiment, Policy Studies, 25, 2, , pp 75-85, ISSN 0144-2872

Power S, (2004) Standards, Standards, Standards, Public Service Review: Central Government, pp 82-85

Power S, (2003) Review on How Not to Be a Hypocrite: School Choice for the Morally Perplexed, Swift A, Routledge, London, ISBN 0-41531-116-0, in Theory and Research in Education, 2, 1, 2004, pp 23-30, ISSN 1477-8785

Power S, Edwards, T., Whitty, G. and Wigfall, V, (2003) Education and the Middle Class, Buckingham, Open University Press pp 192, ISBN 0-33520-555-0

Power S, Warren, S., Gillborn, D., Clark, A., Thomas, S. & Coate, K, (2002) Education in Deprived Areas: Outcomes, Inputs and Processes, London: Institute of Education, University of London pp 90, ISBN 0-85473-642-5

Palfreyman L and Power S, Education and Research, Education in the United Kingdom: Structures and Organisation, (L. Gearon, ed.) London, David Fulton (2002) ISBN 1-85346-715-4

Campbell, C. and Power S with Parker A, (2002) Caught Between the State and the Market: The Changing Role of the LEA and the Director of Education in England and Wales, Trends and Issues in the School Superintendency: From Crisis to Collaboration, (B. Cooper & L. Fusarelli, eds.) Maryland, Scarecrow Press

Dickson, M., Gewirtz, S., Halpin, D., Power S and Whitty, G, (2002) Education Action Zones, Partnerships - a 'Third Way’ Approach to Delivering Welfare, (Powell, M, Glendinning, C and K Rummery, eds.) Cambridge, Polity Press

Power S and Whitty, G, (2002) Bernstein and the Middle Class,British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23, 4  pp 595-606, ISSN 0142-5692

Whitty, G and Power S, (2002) The School, the State and the Market: The Research Evidence Updated, (in Portuguese) Curriculo Sem Fronteiras, 2, 1 pp 15-40, ISSN 1645-1384

Power S, Aggleton, P., Brannen, J., Brown, A., Chisholm, L. & Mace, J. (2001) (Editors) A Tribute to Basil Bernstein 1924-2000, London, Institute of Education pp 180, ISBN 0-85473-651-4

Power S, (2001) Joined-up Thinking? Inter-agency Developments in Education Action Zones, in S. Riddell and L. Tett (eds) Education, Social Justice and Inter-agency Working: Joined up or Fractured policy? London, Routledge ISBN 0-41524-922-8

Power S, (2001) Missing: A Sociology of Educating the Middle Class, Sociology of Education Today, (J Demaine, ed.) London, Macmillan  ISBN 0-33377-828-6

Whitty G and Power S, (2001) Devolution and Choice in Education: The Research Evidence to Date, Futures of Education, (J. Oelkers, ed.) Bern, Peter Lang  ISBN 0-82045-082-0

Dickson, M and Power S, (2001) Education Action Zones: a New Way of Governing Education? : Foreword, School Leadership and Management, 12, 2 pp 137-141, ISSN 1363-2434

Power S and Gewirtz, S, (2001) Reading Education Action Zones, Journal of Education Policy, 16, 1  pp 39-51, ISSN 0268-0939

Whitty, G. and Power S, (2001)  Devolution and Choice in Education: The Research Evidence to Date, Zeitschrift fur Pedagogik, 43 (2001) pp 99-118

Power S, Dickson, M, Gewirtz, S., Halpin, D. and Whitty, G, (2001) Life in the Win-Win Zone is Anything but EAZy’, Parliamentary Brief, 7, 6 pp 11-12

Dickson, M., Halpin, D., Power S, Telford, D., Whitty, G. & Gewirtz, S, (2001) Education Action Zones and Democratic Participation, School Leadership and Management, 21, 2  pp 169-181, ISSN 1363-2434