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Professor Robin Alexander FBA

Education at the interfaces of culture, policy and practice, usually though not exclusively in the primary phase: pedagogy, classroom discourse, curriculum, comparative/international education, education for development.
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About this Fellow

Robin Alexander specialises in education at the interfaces of culture, policy and practice, usually though not exclusively in the primary phase. His research prioritises pedagogy, classroom discourse, curriculum, comparative/international education and education for development. He holds degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Manchester and professional qualifications from Durham and London, has worked in both schools and universities and has advised governments in Britain and overseas. From 2006-10 he directed the Cambridge Primary Review, the UK’s most comprehensive primary education enquiry to date, and from 2014-17 led a successful large scale randomised control trial of dialogic teaching for the Education Endowment Foundation.  His work has been honoured by the American Education Association Outstanding Book Award (2002), the SES book awards first prize (2002 and 2012), the BERA/Sage Public Impact Award (2015), and three honorary doctorates. He is past President of the British Association for International and Comparative Education.

Website: http://www.robinalexander.org.uk

Appointments

Current post

  • Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge; Professor of Education Emeritus, University of Warwick

Past Appointments

  • Honorary Professor of Education, University of York, 2013 - 2017
  • Director of Research, University of Cambridge, 2006 - 2013
  • Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, 2003
  • Professor of Education, University of Warwick, 1995 - 2001
  • Professor of Education, University of Leeds, 1991 - 1995
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Education, University of Leeds, 1977 - 1991

British Academy Appointments

  • Chair, Education Group, 2018 -

Publications

Towards Dialogic Teaching

Dialogos

2004/2017

Learning from Comparing Vols 1 & 2

Symposium

1999 & 2000

Change in Teacher Education

Holt, Rinehart and Winston / Praeger

1984

Primary Teaching

Holt Saunders / Cassell

1984

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