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Dr John Smith

Lecturer / Leader of the MA Collaborative Programme with CLEO in Ireland

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education and Social Sciences

Summary

John was a history teacher for 25 years before joining the University as a senior lecturer in education. He has been Director of the CLEO collaborative partnership since 1997, and has acted as Programme Director of Secondary PGCE and Graduate Research Director for Education. John's first research, at the University of Leeds, involved the Russian experience during the First World War, and he is currently working on two volumes on the Pickering soldiers of the First World War. He has been researching the history of education for over 20 years, publishing 30 journal articles, four authored books and three part-authored volumes.

Book

Key questions in education

Smith, J. (2016). Key questions in education. Bloomsbury Publishing

A Victorian class conflict" : schoolteaching and the parson, priest and minister, 1837-1902

Smith, J. (2009). A Victorian class conflict? : schoolteaching and the parson, priest and minister, 1837-1902. Sussex Academic Press

Journal Article

Faith, class and politics: the role of the churches in teacher training, 1914-1945 by Mark Lofthouse

Smith, J. (2011). Faith, class and politics: the role of the churches in teacher training, 1914-1945 by Mark Lofthouse. History of education, 40(1), 123-125. doi:10.1080/0046760x.2010.529080

'Picturesque and dramatic' or 'dull recitals of threadbare fare': good practice in history teaching in elementary schools in England, 1872-1905

Smith, J. T. (2014). 'Picturesque and dramatic' or 'dull recitals of threadbare fare': good practice in history teaching in elementary schools in England, 1872-1905. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 46(1), 93-107. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2014.856873

Ecumenism, economic necessity and the disappearance of Methodist elementary schools in England in the twentieth century

Smith, J. T. (2010). Ecumenism, economic necessity and the disappearance of Methodist elementary schools in England in the twentieth century. History of education, 39(5), (631-657). doi:10.1080/00467601003749406. ISSN 0046-760X