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Dr Anthony Potts

Telephone +61 8 8313 0849
Position Senior Lecturer
Email anthony.potts@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 3604
Building 10 Pulteney Street
Floor/Room 8 45
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Education

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Biography/ Background

Biography

Anthony Potts comes to the School of Education from Wolfson College, Cambridge University, UK and Newman University College Birmingham, UK. He was Invited Visiting Scholar in Residence at Wolfson College and Visiting Professor in Education at Newman University College. During his time at Wolfson College he worked on a number of projects including a long standing one on British politicians and their perspectives on universities. This is a joint project being done with Professor Harvey Armstrong of the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has been Foundation Professor of Policy Studies in Education and Head of the Department of International Educational Studies at Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK and remains a consultant to staff there. He is also Adjunct Professor in Education at La Trobe University , Bendigo where for an extended period before leaving to work in England he was Head of Education Studies and co-ordinated the Masters and Diploma in Education programmes. He lives in St Mark's College where he is a currently President of the Senior Common Room.

Qualifications

BA, Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Tert Ed (UNE), PhD (UTS), Dr Sc Ped (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), MACE

Selected Publications

Books

[with P. Sikes (Eds.)], Researching Education From The Inside: Investigations from within, London, Routledge, 2008, hardback i-vii, 187 pages, ISBN 978-0-415-43593-2. Paperback i-vii, 187 pages, ISBN 9 780415 435949.

[with T. O’Donoghue (Eds.)], Schools as Dangerous Places: A historical perspective, Cambria Press, Youngstown, New York, 2007, hardback i-xii, 413 pages, ISBN 978-1-934043-76-9.

Civic Leaders and the University: state and municipal politicians’ perspectives on higher education in Australia, Peter Lang, Bern, 2003, i-vii, 410 pages, ISBN 3-906769-54-2. This monograph is published in the series Studien zur Erziehungwissenchaft which is edited by Professor J. Oelkers of Bern University.

College Academics, Charleston, William Michael Press, 1997, i-xii, 268 pages, ISBN 0-64633-635-5. This was reviewed in The Canadian Association of University Teachers Bulletin (Caut Bulletin), Studies in Higher Education, Comparative Education and History of Education Review.

Book chapters

[with P. Sikes], Introduction: what are we talking about and why?, in P. Sikes & A. Potts (Eds.) Researching Education From The Inside: Investigations from within, London, Routledge, 2008 (work shared equally between authors).

Researching academic staff: the case of colleges and universities, in P. Sikes & A. Potts (Eds.) Researching Education From The Inside: Investigations from within, London, Routledge, 2008.

[with P. Sikes], Closing Thoughts, in P. Sikes & A. Potts (Eds.) Researching Education From The Inside: Investigations from within, London, Routledge, 2008 (work shared equally between authors).

[with T. O’Donoghue], Education in Australia, in C. C. Wolhuter, E. M. Lemmer & N. C. de Wet (Eds.) Comparative Education: Education systems and contemporary issues, Pretoria, Van Schaik, 2007 (work shared equally between authors).

Legal Aspects of Schools as Dangerous Places in A. Potts & T. O’Donoghue (Eds.) Schools as Dangerous Places: A historical perspective, Youngstown, New York, Cambria Press, 2007.

[with T. O’Donoghue], Schools as Dangerous Places: Preliminary Considerations, in A. Potts & T. O’Donoghue (Eds.) Schools as Dangerous Places: A historical perspective, Youngstown, New York, Cambria Press, 2007.

University Colleges as Dangerous Places in A. Potts & T. O’Donoghue (Eds.) Schools as Dangerous Places: A historical perspective, Youngstown, New York, Cambria Press, 2007.

The Context of Learning, in J. Ballantine, R. Arum, F. Hammack et al., (eds.) Teaching the Sociology of Education 6th ed, The American Sociological Association, Washington, 2004, 136-185.

An integral part of the local community: politicians’ perspectives on the local university, in C. Pritchard and P. Trowler (eds) Realizing Qualitative Research into Higher Education, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003, 191-209.

Public and Private Schooling in Australia in T Jolley (ed) Sociology: A Brief Introduction, Pearson, Boston, 2003, 242-245.

The route less travelled: reflections on research for the PhD by publication, in T. O’Donoghue and K. Punch (eds) Qualitative Educational Research in Action, Routledge Falmer, London, 2003, 177-198.

Public and Private Schooling in Australia in P. Morrill (ed) Societies: A Multicultural Reader For Sociology, Allyn and Bacon, New York, 2000, 116-121.

The Context of Learning, in J. Ballantyne, F. Hammack, E. King, E. Persell and T. Wagenaar (eds) Teaching Sociology of Eduction; Syllabi and Instructional Materials, American Sociological Association, Washington, 2000, 192-200.

Aspects of Academic Institutional Life, in C. Majorek and E. V. Johanningmeier (ed), Educational Reform in International Perspective: Past, Present and Future, 1999, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, 101-111.

Its History Could Not Save It¾A City and its College: An Australian Case Study ANZHES Conference 1997 Proceedings¾Old Boundaries and New Frontiers in Histories of Education, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, 1997,138-155.

Social Issues and Schooling/School and Society in J. Ballantyne, F. Hammack, E. King E. Persell and T. Wagenaar (eds) Teaching Sociology of Eduction; Syllabi and Instructional Materials, American Sociological Association, Washington, 1996, 303-332.

Journal articles

Lack of Men, Flame Throwers and Rabbit Drives: Student Life in Australia’s First Rural Teachers College 1945-1955, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37, 7, Article 4, available at http://ro.edu.auajte/vol37/iss7/4

Selling University Reform: the University of Melbourne and the Press, Studies in Higher Education, 37, 2, 2012, 157-171.

College Voices: What Have We Lost? History of Education Review, 40, 2, 2011, 142-156

Potts, Anthony , Edwards, Debra and Smith, David Disciplinary cultures in an Australian college of advanced education, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2010 42: 4, 383-403

[with D. Edwards] What is Literacy? Thirty years of Australian literacy debates 1970-2005, Paedagogica Historica, 44, 1-2, 2008, 123-135.

New Education, Progressive Education and the Counter Culture, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 39, 2, 2007, 145-160.

Schools as Dangerous Places, Educational Studies, 32, 3, 2006, 319-330.

The Minister For Education And Sociology Of Education: Australian Textbooks, 1970-2005, The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 31, 1, 2006, 19-30.

Academic Migration: the case of new Australian universities, International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 3, 2005, 159-183.

(With T. O. Donoghue), Researching The Lives of Catholic Teachers Who Were Members of Religious Orders: historiographical considerations, History of Education, 33, 4, 2004, 469-481. (Work shared equally between authors).

A Stairway to Heaven: Academic Migration During the Golden Age of Higher Education, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 36, 1, 2004, 35-46.

Becoming a Teacher Educator During the Golden Age of Higher Education, Melbourne Studies in Education, 44, 2, 2003, 107-122.

Images and Academe: The Uses of Imagery and the University, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 35, 2, 2003, 101-113.

Suppressed and Oppressed? Edited Life Histories of Women Academics 1965-1985, Education Research and Perspectives 30, 1, 2003, 76-93.

The Power of the City in Defining the National and Regional in Education: Reactions against the Urban: Universities in Regional Australia, Paedagogica Historica, 39, 1/2, 2003, 135-152.

 

Entry last updated: Saturday, 17 Jan 2015

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