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Professor Stephen Ball FBA

Sociology of education with a focus on policy processes and social class equalities.
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About this Fellow

Stephen J Ball is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education, UCL, and Affiliate Professor of University of Copenhagen. He is a laureate of Kappa Delta Phi and Honorary Fellow of the Society of Educational Studies.

Website: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/staff/HSSE/EFPS_6.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education University of London, 2017
  • Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, University of London, Institute of Education University of London, 2001 - 2017
  • Professor of Education, King's College London University of London, 1991 - 2000
  • Tutor in Urban Education, Reader in Sociology of Education, King's College London University of London, 1985 - 1991
  • Lecturer in Education, School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1975 - 1985

Publications

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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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Intergenerational relationships in families & society; Social policies & poverty; Comparative family patterns & policies; Gender inequalities; Issues of reconciliation of family & work.

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The design, implementation and impact of social policy: comparative research on family policy, social security and employment policy, with particular reference to gender and changing family patterns

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Family change in developed countries: family environments and child well-being in the early years: co-habitation & unmarried parenthood; parental separation & children's well-being; life course analysis