Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Ralf St.Clair, University of Glasgow, UK


Ralf St.Clair is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. Before this, he worked in Canada and the US for fifteen years, in literacy, community education and evaluation. He teaches and supervises postgraduate students in the areas of literacy and community based adult education. His interests include learning theory, assessment and educational policy. In 2004, he was appointed as the Virtual Scholar in Residence with the National Literacy Secretariat in order to evaluate their research support programme. Ralf's publications include articles and book chapters focused on the field of educational research. Recently he has been publishing on the political economy of educational research and the way it affects knowledge production.


Volume 1, Chapter 2 - Educational Research as a Community of Practice