Professor David Bridges

MA PHD

David Bridges
David Bridges
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David Bridges

Professor Bridges came to Homerton as a Lecturer in Education in 1968. He became Vice Principal in 1986, and for his final term Acting Principal, before moving to a chair at the University of East Anglia. There he became Dean of the School of Education and then Pro Vice Chancellor until he semi retired in 2000. He then became Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England, a post that overlapped with his appointment as Director of the Von Hugel Institute and Fellow of St Edmund's College. He returned to the Faculty of Education (as it was by then) as a Professorial Fellow in 2010 and was appointed Director of Research (Kazakhstan and Mongolia) following the development of new initiatives in both countries in 2012. 

Research Interests

Philosophy of Educational Research

Educational Reform, especially in Post Soviet contexts currently mainly focussed on Kazakhstan; Philosophy of Education

Awards

International Fellow, Lithuanian Academy of Science

Hon Vice President, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences

Honorary Doctorate, Open University 

Links to online publications, articles or other work

2015     ‘Education and the possibility of outsider understanding’ AND ‘Research quality assessment: impossible science, possible art?’  in Ed Smith, R.D. Philosophy of Education II: Major Themes in Education, LondonRoutledge (forthcoming).

2015      Eds.  Smeyers, P,, Bridges, D. Burbules , N.and Griffiths, M., International Handbook:  The Role of interpretation in Educational Research (2 volumes), Dordrecht, Springer.  

2015      Bridges,D., Kurakbayev, K. and Kambatyrova, A. 'Interpreting the international and intra-national 'translation' of educational policy and practice: A case of opportunism, serendipity and bricolage', in Eds.  Smeyers, P, Bridges, D. Burbules , N.and Griffiths, M. International Handbook:  The Role of interpretation in Educational Research, Dordrecht, Springer.  

2014      ‘Philosophy, educational research and educational policy’  in Eds Suissa,J., Winstanley,C. and Marples, R. Education, Philosophy and Wellbeing; New Perspectives on the Work of John White, London, Routledge.  

2014      Ed. Educational Reform and Internationalisation: the Case of Kazakhstan,  Cambridge University Press. 

2014      Fimyar,O., Yakovets,N. & Bridges, D. Educational reform in Kazakhstan:  The contemporary reform agenda, in Ed. D. Bridges Educational Reform and Internationalisation: the Case of Kazakhstan,  Cambridge University Press  

2014      Shamshidinova, K., Ayubayeva, N. & Bridges, D. |The role of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in educational reform in Ed. D. Bridges Educational Reform and Internationalisation: the Case of Kazakhstan,  Cambridge University Press   

2014      Bridges,D., Karakbayev,K. & Kambatyrova, A., Lost (and found) in translation: Interpreting the processes of International and intra-national transfer of educational policy, in  Ed. D. Bridges Educational Reform and Internationalisation: the Case of Kazakhstan,  Cambridge University Press   

2014      ‘The ethics and politics of the international transfer of educational policy and practice’, Ethics and Education  vol 9 no 1 pp.84-96 

2014      ‘Conversation – in the construction and representation of research’ in in eds. Smeyers, P. and DePaepe, M. Educational research: Material culture and its representation, Dordrecht, Springer. 

2014      ‘Ethics, power and intellectual virtue: doing right in a diversified educational research environment’ in eds. Reid,A., Peters,M., Russell,C. & Hart,P., A companion to research in education, Dordrect, Springer . 

2014      ‘The disciplines and discipline of educational research’ in eds. Reid,A., Peters,M., Russell,C. & Hart,P., A companion to research in education, Dordrecht, Springer. 

Philosophy and educational research (Springer 2016)

Department

Education

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