Books and Chapters


Whitty, G. J., Anders, J., Hayton, A., Tang, S., & Wisby, E. (2016). Research and Policy in Education: Evidence, Ideology and Impact. London: IOE Press.

Power, S., Edwards, T., Wigfall, V., & Whitty, G. (2003). Education and the Middle Class. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.
Whitty, G. J. (2002). Making Sense of Education Policy: Studies in the Sociology and Politics of Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Whitty, G. J., & Furlong, J. (2000). Teacher Education in Transition: Re-forming Professionalism?. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press

Whitty, G. J., Power, S., & Halpin, D. (1998). Devolution and Choice in Education : the School, the State and the Market. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.

Whitty, G. (1997). Creating quasi-markets in education: A review of recent research on parental choice and school autonomy in three countries (Vol. 22).

Whitty, G., Edwards, A. D., & Gewirtz, S. (1993). Specialisation and Choice in Urban Education. London: Taylor & Francis.

Whitty, G. J., & Edwards, T. (1989). The State and Private Education : an Evaluation of the Assisted Places Scheme. T. Edwards, G.

Whitty, & J. Fitz (Eds.), London: Falmer Press.

Whitty, G. J. (1985). Sociology and School Knowledge : Curriculum Theory, Research, and Politics. London: Methuen.

Whitty, G. J. (1977). Society, State and Schooling : Readings on the Possibilities for Radical Education. G. Whitty, & M. Young (Eds.), Lewes, UK: Falmer Press.

Whitty, G., & Gleeson, D. (1976). Sociology: The Choice at A Level. G. Whitty, & D. Gleeson (Eds.), Driffield, UK: Nafferton Books.

Whitty, G. J. (1976). Explorations in the Politics of School Knowledge. G. Whitty, & M. Young (Eds.), Driffield, UK: Studies in Education.

Whitty, G. J., & Gleeson, D. (1976). Developments in Social Studies Teaching. London: Open Books.


Whitty, G. J. (2018). Taking subject knowledge out and putting it back in again? A journey in the company of Michael Young. In D. Guile, D. Lambert, & M. J. Reiss (Eds.), Sociology, Curriculum Studies and Professional Knowledge: New Perspectives on the Work of Michael Young (pp. 17-30). Abingdon: Routledge.

Yan, F., & Whitty, G. J. (2017). Politics and policy changes in minority education in China: The case of XinYang. In R. Race (Ed.), Advancing Multicultural Dialogues in Education (pp. 313-333). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Whitty, G. J. (2017). The marketization of teacher education: Threat or opportunity?. In M. A. Peters, B. Cowie, & I. Menter (Eds.), A Companion to Research in Teacher Education (pp. 373-383). Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-4075-7

Whitty, G. J., & Anders, J. (2017). 'Closing the Achievement Gap’ in English Cities and Towns in the Twenty-First Century. In W. T. Pink, & G. W. Noblit (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Urban Education (pp. 1079-1101). Dordrecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40317-5_58

Yan, F., & Whitty, G. (2016). Towards inter-cultural education in Xinjiang, North-west China?. In L. Bash, & D. Coulby (Eds.), Establishing a Culture of Intercultural Education (pp. 121-153). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Whitty, G. J. (2016). My life with the sociology of education. In A. R. Sadovnik, & R. W. Coughlan (Eds.), Leaders in the Sociology of Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits (Vol. 9, pp. 287-300). Rotterdam: Sense.

Whitty, G. J., & Power, S. (2015). Selective, Comprehensive and Diversified Secondary Schooling in England: a Brief History. In A. De Waal (Ed.), The Ins and Outs of Selective Secondary Schools: a Debate (pp. 9-28). London: Civitas.

Whitty, G. J., & Anders, J. (2014). Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Policy and Practice in England, 1997–2010. In J. V. Clark (Ed.), Closing the Achievement Gap from an International Perspective (pp. 163-191). Amsterdam: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-4357-1_8

Whitty, G. J., & Mullan, J. (2013). Postgraduate education: Overlooked and forgotten?. In C. Callender, & P. Scott (Eds.), Browne and Beyond: Modernizing English Higher Education (pp. 173-194). London: IOE Press.

Whitty, G. (2013). Preface. In Unknown Book (Vol. 9780203112878, pp. vii-xi). Taylor and Francis. doi:10.4324/9780203112878

Whitty, G. (2013). Preface. In Unknown Book (pp. vii-xi). doi:10.4324/9780203112878

Whitty, G. (2013). Foreword. In Unknown Book (pp. xiii-xiv). doi:10.4324/9780203761090

Whitty, G. J. (2012). Policy Tourism and Policy Borrowing in Education: A Trans-Atlantic Case Study. In G. Steiner-Khamsi, & F.

Waldow (Eds.), World Yearbook of Education 2012: Policy Borrowing and Lending in Education (pp. 354-370). London: Routledge.

Whitty, G. J. (2011). Securing the future of postgraduate education. In L. Coiffait (Ed.), Blue Skies: New thinking about the future of higher education (pp. 99-102). London: Pearson.

Whitty, G. J., & Wisby, E. (2011). Pupil Empowerment in Schools: Limits and Possibilities. In K. N. Panikkar, & M. Bhaskaran Nair (Eds.), Emerging Trends in Higher Education in India: Concepts and Practices (pp. 93-103). New Delhi: Pearson.

Whitty, G. J. (2010). Marketization and Post-marketization in Contemporary Education Policy. In J. Kauko, R. Rinne, & H. Kynkäänniemi (Eds.), Restructuring the Truth of Schooling: Essays on Discursive Practices in the Sociology and Politics of Education (pp. 287 pages). Jyvaskyla: Finnish Educational Research Association.

Whitty, G. J., & Wisby, E. (2009). Quality and impact in educational research: Some lessons from England under New Labour. In T.

Besley (Ed.), Assessing the Quality of Educational Research in Higher Education (pp. 137-156). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Apple, M. W., Torres, C. A., & Whitty, G. (2008). Curriculum Planning: Content, form, and the Politics of Accountability. In The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction (pp. 25-44). doi:10.4135/9781412976572.n2

Whitty, G. J. (2008). Changing modes of teacher professionalism. In B. Cunningham (Ed.), Exploring Professionalism (pp. 28-49). London: Inst of Education.

Whitty, G. (2007). Education(al) research and education policy-making: Is conflict inevitable?. In Educational Research and Policy-Making: Exploring the Border Country Between Research and Policy (pp. 1-18). doi:10.4324/9780203939796

Whitty, G. J. (2004). Karl Mannheim (1893-1947). In C. Matthew, & B. Harrison (Eds.), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (pp. 480 pages). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Whitty, G. J. (2002). Quasi-Markets in Education. In D. Levinson, P. W. Cookson, & A. R. Sadovnik (Eds.), Education and Sociology: An Encyclopedia (pp. 473-484). New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Whitty, G. J. (2001). Vultures and Third Ways: Recovering Mannheim's Legacy for Today. In J. Demaine (Ed.), Sociology of Education Today (pp. 206-222). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Whitty, G. J. (2000). Sociology of Education and Urban Education Policy. In K. A. McClafferty, C. A. Torres, & T. R. Mitchell (Eds.), Challenges of Urban Education: Sociological Perspectives for the Next Century (pp. 79-96). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Whitty, G. J., Furlong, J., Barton, L., Miles, S., & Whiting, C. (2000). Training in Turmoil: Researching Initial Teacher Education in England in the 1990s. In A. Scott, & D. J. Freeman-Moir (Eds.), Tomorrow's Teachers: International and Critical Perspectives on Teacher Education (pp. 11-42). Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury University Press.

Whitty, G. J., Gewirtz, S., & Edwards, T. (2000). New Schools for New Times? Notes towards a Sociology of Recent Education Reform. In T. S. Popkewitz (Ed.), Educational Knowledge: Changing Relationships Between the State, Civil Society, and the Educational Community (pp. 111-129). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Apple, M., & Whitty, G. J. (1999). Structuring the postmodern in education policy. In D. Hill, P. McLaren, M. Cole, & G. Rikowski (Eds.), Postmodernism in educational theory (pp. 67-87). London: Tufnell Press.

Mortimore, P., & Whitty, G. J. (1999). School improvement: A remedy for social exclusion?. In A. Hayton (Ed.), Tackling disaffection and social exclusion: Education perspectives and policies (pp. 80-94). London: Kogan Page.

Whitty, G. J. (1999). New Right  and New Labour: Continuity and change in education policy. In H. Kastendiek, R. Stinshoff, & R.

Sturm (Eds.), The return of Labour: A turning point in British politics? (pp. 191-206). London: Philo.

Edwards, T., Whitty, G. J., & Power, S. (1999). Moving back from comprehensive secondary education?. In J. Demaine (Ed.), Education policy and contemporary politics (pp. 30-43). Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan.

Power, S., & Whitty, G. J. (1999). Market forces and school culture. In J. Prosser (Ed.), School culture (pp. 15-30). London: Paul Chapman.

Whitty, G. J., Power, S., Gamarnikow, E., Aggleton, P., Tyrer, P., & Youdell, D. (1999). Health, housing and education: Tackling multiple disadvantage. In A. Hayton (Ed.), Tackling disaffection and social exclusion: Education perspectives and policies (pp. 67-79). London: Kogan Page.

Whitty, G. J., Aggleton, P., Garmarnikow, E., & Tyrer, P. (1999). Education and health inequalities. In D. Gordon, D. Dorling, & G. Davey Smith (Eds.), Inequalities in health: The evidence (pp. 138-147). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Power, S., Whitty, G., & Youdell, D. (1999). Doubly Disadvantaged: Education and the Homeless Child. In P. Vostanis, & S. Cumella (Eds.), Homeless Children: Problems and Needs (pp. 130-141). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Mortimore, P., & Whitty, G. J. (1999). Can school improvement overcome the effects of disadvantage?. In T. Cox (Ed.), Combating educational disadvantage: Meeting the needs of vulnerable children (pp. 156-176). London: Falmer Press.

Whitty, G. J., Power, S., & Halpin, D. (1998). Self-managing schools in the marketplace: The experience of England, the USA and New Zealand. In W. Bartlett, J. A. Roberts, & J. Le Grand (Eds.), A revolution in social policy: Quasi-market reforms in the 1990s (pp. 95-108). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Power, S., Whitty, G. J., & Youdell, D. (1998). Refugees, Asylum-seekers and the Housing Crisis: No Place to Learn. In J. Rutter, &

C. Jones (Eds.), Refugee Education: Mapping the Field (pp. 00). Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham Books.

Whitty, G. J. (1998). Interview with Geoff Whitty. In C. A. Torres (Ed.), Education, Power, and Personal Biography: Dialogues with Critical Educators (pp. 241-262). New York: Routledge.

Whitty, G. J. (1998). Citizens  or consumers? Continuity and change in contemporary education policy. In D. Carlson, & M. Apple (Eds.), Power/Knowledge/Pedagogy: The meaning of democratic education in unsettling times (pp. 92-109). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Whitty, G. J. (1997). School autonomy and parental choice: Consumer rights versus citizen rights in education policy in Britain. In D. Bridges (Ed.), Education, Autonomy, and Democratic Citizenship: Philosophy in a Changing World (pp. 87-98). London: Routledge.

Whitty, G. J. (1997). Recent Education Reform: Is it a Postmodern Phenomenon?. In R. Farnen, & H. Sunker (Eds.), The Politics, Sociology, and Economics of Education: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives (pp. 252-270). Houndmills, UK: Macmillan.