Biography

David Bridges is an Emeritus Professor at UEA and was previously Dean of the School of Education and Pro Vice Chancellor. He was until recently Director of Research in the University of Cambridge Facultyof Education and is an Emeritus Fellow at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge where until 2008 he directed the Von Hugel Institute and of Homerton College. Between 2000 and 2006 he was Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England in this role established a number of regional bodies bringing HE and community stakeholders into partnership. He is Honorary Vice President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and founded both the EERA Philosophy of Education Network and the BERA Philosophy of Education SIG. He served on both the BERA and EERA Councils and on the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment panels for Education. Much of his recent writing reflects his interest in the relations between philosophy, empirical research and policy and practice, and this has been brought together in his book Philosophy in Educational Research published in 2017 by Springer. He has worked extensively in international education, including a commitment to educational development in Ethiopia over 27 years and to Kazakhstan over the last 5 years.

All Publications

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Bridges, D., Oancea, A., Orchard, J.

(2017)

On the Role of Philosophical Work in Research in Teacher Education,

in A Companion to Research in Teacher Education.

Springer Singapore

pp. 541-554

ISBN 978-981-10-4073-3

Full Text

(Other chapter contribution)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(2011)

From the Scientistic to the Humanistic in the Construction of Contemporary Educational Knowledge,

in European Educational Research Journal

10

(3)

pp. 304-317

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(2010)

Philosophy and educational research,

in International Encyclopedia of Education.

Elsevier

pp. 29-35

ISBN 978-008044894-7

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(2010)

Government's construction of the relation between parents and schools in the upbringing of children in England: 1963-2009,

in Educational Theory

60

(3)

pp. 299-324

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(2009)

Research quality assessment in education: Impossible science, possible art?,

in Educational Research

51

(4)

pp. 497-517

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Oancea, A., Bridges, D.

(2009)

Philosophy of education in the UK: the historical and contemporary tradition,

in Oxford Review of Education

35

(5)

pp. 553-568

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(Article)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(2008)

Educationalization: on the appropriateness of asking educational institutions to solve social and economic problems ,

in Educational Theory

58

(4)

pp. 461-474

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Bridges, D., Smeyers, P., Smith, R.

(2008)

Educational Research and the Practical Judgement of Policy Makers,

in Journal of Philosophy of Education

42

pp. 5-14

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Bridges, D., Watts, M.

(2008)

Educational Research and Policy: Epistemological Considerations,

in Journal of Philosophy of Education

42

pp. 41-62

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Bridges, D., Smith, R.

(2006)

Introduction,

in Journal of Philosophy of Education

40

(4)

pp. 417-419

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Bridges, D.

(2006)

The practice of higher education: in pursuit of excellence and of equity,

in Educational Theory

56

(4)

pp. 371-386

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Bridges, D., Smith, R.

(2006)

Philosophy, Methodology and Educational Research: Introduction,

in Journal of Philosophy of Education

40

(2)

pp. 131-135

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Watts, M., Bridges, D.

(2006)

The value of non‐participation in higher education,

in Journal of Education Policy

21

(3)

pp. 267-290

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Bridges, D.

(2006)

The disciplines and discipline of educational research,

in Journal of Philosophy of Education

40

(2)

pp. 259-272

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(Article)

(Published)


Bridges, D., Asgedom, A., Kenaw, S.

(2004)

From 'deep knowledge' to 'the light of reason': sources for philosophy of education in Ethiopia,

in Comparative Education

40

(4)

pp. 531-544

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Bridges, D.

(2003)

Fiction written under oath?: Essays in philosophy and educational research,

Springer

ISBN 978-1-4020-3762-7

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(2001)

Still in pursuit of truth? A reply to Neil Hufton,

in British Educational Research Journal

27

(1)

pp. 83-84

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(2001)

The ethics of outsider research,

in Journal of Philosophy of Education

35

(3)

pp. 371-387

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Bridges, D.

(1999)

Educational research: Pursuit of truth or flight into fancy?,

in British Educational Research Journal

25

(5)

pp. 597-616

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bridges, D.

(1998)

Research for sale: Moral market or moral maze?,

in British Educational Research Journal

24

(5)

pp. 593-607

UEA Repository

(Article)

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