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Morgan, Alex, Milton, Emmajane, James, David, Kneen, Judith, Clement, Jennie, Bryant, Anna and Beauchamp, Gary 2022. Pandemic-related assessment experiences and innovations: implications for initial teacher education. Welsh Government.

James, David, Garner, Steve and Husband, Gary 2021. Understanding practices of UK college governing: Rethinking strategy and accountability. Educational Management Administration and Leadership 10.1177/17411432211053691

Bathmaker, Ann-Marie, Gardner, Steve, Hill, Ron, Husband, Gary, Ireland, Aileen, James, David, Pennacchia, Jodie and Watson, Cate 2021. Processes and practices of governing in colleges of further education in the UK: uncovering the complexities of governing. University of Stirling.

James, David 2020. 40th anniversary special issue: the current and future shape of the sociology of education. British Journal of Sociology of Education 41 (6) , pp. 757-767. 10.1080/01425692.2020.1801222

Mills, David and James, David 2020. Reconceptualising organisational collaborations in social science doctoral education. Higher Education 79 , pp. 791-809. 10.1007/s10734-019-00438-9

Brown, Phillip and James, David 2020. Educational expansion, poverty reduction and social mobility: reframing the debate. International Journal of Educational Research 100 , 101537. 10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101537

James, David 2020. Is lifelong learning still useful? Disappointments and prospects for rediscovery. Journal of Education and Work 33 (7-8) , pp. 522-532. 10.1080/13639080.2020.1852509
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James, David 2019. Learning in and learning from FE and skills policy in wales: a relational approach. Journal of Education and Work 32 (3) , pp. 251-265. 10.1080/13639080.2019.1624697

Hodgson, Ann, Spours, Ken, Gallacher, Jim, Irwin, Tracy and James, David 2019. FE and skills - is the 'UK laboratory' open for expansive policy learning? Journal of Education and Work 32 (3) , pp. 277-291. 10.1080/13639080.2019.1621272

Hodgson, Ann, Spours, Ken, Waring, Martyn, Gallacher, Jim, Irwin, Tracy and James, David 2018. FE and skills across the four countries of the UK. [Project Report]. London: The Edge Foundation/UCL. Available at:

James, David 2018. Learning cultures, reflexivity and creative subversion. In: Matthews, C., Edgington, U. and Channon, A. eds. Teaching With Sociological Imagination in Higher and Further Education, Springer, pp. 39-53.

James, David 2018. Social class, participation, and the marketised university. In: Waller, Richard, Ingram, Nicola and Ward, Michael R.M. eds. Higher Education and Social Inequalities, Sociological Futures, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp. 231-242.

Rintoul, J and James, David 2017. ‘That tricky subject’: the integration of contextual studies in pre-degree art and design education. International Journal of Art and Design Education 36 (2) , pp. 215-225. 10.1111/jade.12077

James, David 2017. Professional identity, learning cultures and educational quality: some lessons from Further Education. Wales Journal of Education 19 (1) , pp. 107-124. 10.16922/wje.19.1.6

James, David 2017. Knowing your place? The urban as an educational resource. In: Pink, William T. and Noblit, George eds. Second International Handbook of Urban Education, Springer International Handbooks of Education, Berlin: Springer,

James, David 2017. Key FE and skills developments in Wales. [Discussion Paper]. London: UCL Institute of Education. Available at:

James, David 2016. Lernkulturen- eine dynamische Sicht auf professionelle Praxis und Identität? [Learning cultures and a dynamic view of professional practice and identity]. Berliner Debatte Initial 27 (1) , pp. 1-9.

James, David and Unwin, Lorna 2016. Fostering high quality vocational further education in Wales. [Project Report]. Cardiff: Public Policy Institute for Wales. Available at:

Harrison, Neil, James, David and Last, Kathryn 2015. Don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it's gone? Skills-led qualifications, secondary school attainment and policy choices. Research Papers in Education 30 (5) , pp. 568-608. 10.1080/02671522.2014.1002526

James, David 2015. How Bourdieu bites back: recognising misrecognition in education and educational research. Cambridge Journal of Education 45 (1) , pp. 97-112. 10.1080/0305764X.2014.987644

Coffey, Amanda Jane and James, David, eds. 2014. Masculinity and education. London: Routledge.

James, David 2014. Identities of, in, and through higher education. British Journal of Sociology of Education 35 (2) , pp. 316-327. 10.1080/01425692.2014.881056

James, David 2013. Investigating the curriculum through assessment practice in higher education: the value of a 'learning cultures' approach. Higher Education n/a 10.1007/s10734-013-9652-6

James, David 2013. Educational research in Estonia. [Project Report]. Estonia: Ministry of Education, Estonia. Available at:

James, David 2012. The RSA area based curriculum in Peterborough: an independent evaluation. London: RSA. Available at:

Ritchie, Ron, James, David, Reed, Lynn Raphael, Sutherland, Rosamund and Keith-Miller, Guy 2011. The development of enhanced university partnerships with schools in Bristol. HEFCE, Bristol.

James, David 2011. Beginning with Bourdieu in educational research. [Discussion Paper]. London: British Educational Research Association (BERA). Available at:

James, David 2011. Policy into practice: provider perspectives. In: Hodgson, Ann, Spours, Ken and Waring, Martyn eds. Post-compulsory education and lifelong learning across the UK: Policy, organisation and governance, London: Institute of Education, pp. 105-124.

Reay, Diane, Crozier, Gill and James, David 2011. White middle class identities and urban schooling. Identity Studies in the Social Sciences, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tannock, Stuart, James, David and Torres, Carlos Alberto 2011. Radical education and the common school: a democratic alternative. British Journal of Sociology of Education 32 (6) , pp. 939-952. 10.1080/01425692.2011.614751

James, David, Reay, Diane, Crozier, Gill, Beedell, Phoebe, Hollingworth, Sumi, Jamieson, Fiona and Williams, Katya 2010. Neoliberal policy and the meaning of counterintuitive middle-class school choices. Current Sociology 58 (4) , pp. 623-641. 10.1177/0011392110368003

James, David, Ritchie, R., Jones, M., Fitzgerald, B., Orr-Ewing, M. and Harrison, N. 2010. Secondary curriculum development and innovation in Bristol. Final report for Bristol City Council. [Project Report]. Bristol: University of West England.

James, David, Bathmaker, A. and Waller, R. 2010. Evaluation of the Learning and Skills Council (West of England) work related learning project. Final report for the Learning and Skills Council. [Project Report]. Bristol: University of West England. Available at:

James, David 2010. Professionalism matters. Association of Teachers and Lecturers Post-16 News , p. 4.

James, David, Bathmaker, Ann-Marie and Waller, Richard 2010. Inspiring learning [teacher resource]. [Teaching Resource]

James, David 2010. Theory and educational research: toward critical social explanation. British Journal of Sociology of Education 31 (2) , pp. 243-248. 10.1080/01425690903541236

James, David Russell, Reay, Diane, Crozier, Gill, Jamieson, Fiona, Beedell, Phoebe, Hollingworth, Sumi and Williams, Katya 2009. White middle-class identity work through “against the grain” school choices. In: Wetherell, Margaret ed. Identity in the 21st Century: New Trends in Changing Times, Identity Studies in the Social Sciences, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 76-94.

James, David and Beedell, Phoebe 2009. Transgression for transition? White urban middle class families making and managing “against the grain” school choices. In: Ecclestone, Kathryn, Biesta, Gert and Hughes, Martin eds. Transitions and Learning Through the Lifecourse, London & New York: Routledge, pp. 32-46.

Kangro, Andris and James, David 2008. Rapid reform and unfinished business: the development of education in independent Latvia 1991-2007. European Journal of Education 43 (4) , pp. 547-561. 10.1111/j.1465-3435.2008.00373.x

Reay, Diane, Crozier, Gill, James, David, Hollingworth, Sumi, Williams, Katya, Jamieson, Fiona and Beedell, Phoebe 2008. Re-invigorating democracy?: White middle class identities and comprehensive schooling. Sociological Review 56 (2) , pp. 238-255. 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2008.00786.x

James, David and Harrison, N. 2008. Enhancing tutor community: a research-based tutor consultation for the Workers’ Educational Association. [Project Report]. Bristol: University of the West of England.

James, David, Bathmaker, A., Waller, R. and Last, K. 2008. Community engagement and specialist schools and academies: the implications of the Leitch Review of Skills Trust. [Technical Report]. Bristol: University of West of England.

James, David, Beedell, P., Crozier, G., Jamieson, F., Williams, K. and Hollingworth, S. 2008. Community and calculation: Counter-intuitive school choice and the white urban middle class. New Redland Papers 2 , pp. 53-57.

Crozier, Gill, Reay, Diane, James, David, Jamieson, Fiona, Beedell, Phoebe, Hollingworth, Sumi and Williams, Katya 2008. White middle-class parents, identities, educational choice and the urban comprehensive school: dilemmas, ambivalence and moral ambiguity. British Journal of Sociology of Education 29 (3) , pp. 261-272. 10.1080/01425690801966295

Hodkinson, P., Biesta, G. and James, David 2008. Understanding learning culturally: overcoming the dualism between social and individual views of learning. Vocations and Learning 1 (1) , pp. 27-47. 10.1007/s12186-007-9001-y

Francis, Becky, Hockings, Christine, James, David and Reed, Lynn Raphael 2008. Review symposium: Reconceptualising lifelong learning. Feminist interventions. British Journal of Sociology of Education 29 (3) , pp. 339-348. 10.1080/01425690801966469

James, David and Biesta, Gert 2007. Improving learning cultures in Further Education. Improving Learning, London: Routledge.

James, David and Gleeson, Denis 2007. The paradox of professionalism in English further education: A TLC project perspective. Educational Review 59 (4) , pp. 451-467. 10.1080/00131910701619340

Reay, D., Hollingworth, S., Williams, K., Crozier, G., Jamieson, F., James, David and Beedell, P. 2007. `A darker shade of pale?' Whiteness, the middle classes and multi-ethnic inner city schooling. Sociology 41 (6) , pp. 1041-1060. 10.1177/0038038507082314

James, David and Wahlberg, Madeleine 2007. The limits of tutor intervention: understanding improvement in a cultural view of FE learning and teaching. Educational Review 59 (4) , pp. 469-482. 10.1080/00131910701619357

James, David and Simmons, Jonathan 2007. Alternative assessment for learner engagement in a climate of performativity: lessons from an English case study. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice 14 (3) , pp. 353-371. 10.1080/09695940701592022

Colley, Helen, James, David and Diment, Kim 2007. Unbecoming teachers: towards a more dynamic notion of professional participation. Journal of Education Policy 22 (2) , pp. 173-193. 10.1080/02680930601158927

Hodkinson, Phil, Biesta, Gert and James, David 2007. Understanding learning cultures. Educational Review 59 (4) , pp. 415-427. 10.1080/00131910701619316

James, David 2007. Book Reviews: 'On Bourdieu, education and society' by Derek Robbins [book review]. London Review of Education 5 (3) , pp. 313-316. 10.1080/14748460701661377

Thomas, Gary and James, David 2006. Reinventing grounded theory: some questions about theory, ground and discovery. British Educational Research Journal 32 (6) , pp. 767-795. 10.1080/01411920600989412

James, David 2005. Importance and impotence? Learning, outcomes and research in further education. Curriculum Journal 16 (1) , pp. 83-96. 10.1080/0958517042000336827

Torrance, H., Colley, H., Garratt, D., Jarvis, J., Piper, H., Ecclestone, K. and James, David 2005. The impact of different modes of assessment on achievement and progress in the learning and skills sector. [Project Report]. UK: Learning and Skills Development Agency.

James, David 2005. The love puddle: a simple story and some difficult questions. Educational Action Research 13 (1) , pp. 111-118. 10.1080/09650790500200270

James, David 2004. Research in practice. Building Effective Research, vol. 5. London: Learning and Skills Research Centre.

Grenfell, Michael and James, David 2004. Change in the field—changing the field: Bourdieu and the methodological practice of educational research. British Journal of Sociology of Education 25 (4) , pp. 507-523. 10.1080/014256904200026989

Simons, Helen, Kushner, Saville, Jones, Keith and James, David 2003. From evidence‐based practice to practice‐based evidence: the idea of situated generalisation. Research Papers in Education 18 (4) , pp. 347-364. 10.1080/0267152032000176855

Colley, Helen, James, David, Diment, Kim and Tedder, Michael 2003. Learning as becoming in vocational education and training: class, gender and the role of vocational habitus. Journal of Vocational Education & Training 55 (4) , pp. 471-498. 10.1080/13636820300200240

James, David and Diment, Kim 2003. Going underground? learning and assessment in an ambiguous Space. Journal of Vocational Education & Training 55 (4) , pp. 407-422. 10.1080/13636820300200242

Hodkinson, Phil and James, David 2003. Transforming elarning cultures in further education. Journal of Vocational Education & Training 55 (4) , pp. 389-406. 10.1080/13636820300200236

Bloomer, M. and James, David 2003. Educational research in educational practice. Journal of Further and Higher Education 27 (3) , pp. 247-256. 10.1080/0309877032000098671

James, David 2003. Martin Bloomer and the TLCFE project. Learning and Skills Research Journal 6 (3)

James, David 2000. Making the graduate: perspectives on student experience of assessment in higher education. In: Filer, Ann ed. Assessment: Social Practice and Social Product, Routledge Falmer, pp. 151-167.

Ashcroft, Kate and James, David, eds. 1999. The creative professional - learning to teach 14-19 year-olds. London: Falmer.

James, David 1999. Assessment events as social practices. In: Kelly, Michael and Grenfell, Michael eds. Pierre Bourdieu: language, culture and education, Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 247-259.

Grenfell, Michael and James, David 1998. Bourdieu and education: Acts of practical theory. London: Falmer.

James, David and Brewer, Janet 1998. Key skills on the ground: the meaning of development in 16-19 academic and vocational programmes. The Redland Papers 6 , pp. 33-47.

James, David 1995. Mature studentship in higher education: beyond a 'species' approach. British Journal of Sociology of Education 16 (4) , pp. 451-466. 10.1080/0142569950160402

James, David 1995. Universal teacher education for the FE sector: Whatever next? The Redland Papers 3 , pp. 52-61.

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