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Chambers, John H. 1939-

Chambers, John H. 1939-

PERSONAL:

Born 1939, in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia; son of Alan and Evelyn Chambers. Ethnicity: "World." Education: University of Queensland, B.A., 1964; attended University of London, 1971; Columbia University, Ed.M., Ed.D., 1991. Religion: Anglican. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, jogging, watching cricket.

ADDRESSES:

E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Head of history department at an Anglican comprehensive school in London, England, 1965-68; Hereford College of Education, Hereford, England, lecturer in philosophy of education, 1969-71; University of London, Institute of Education, London, lecturer in philosophy of education at Maria Grey College, 1971-74; Tasmania State Institute of Technology, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, senior lecturer in philosophy of education at Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, 1974-86; City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, visiting professor, 1986-87. New Education Fellowship, president of Tasmanian Division, 1983. Military service: Royal Australian Navy, 1957-60.

MEMBER:

Royal Institute of Philosophy.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Fellow of British Social Science Research Council.

WRITINGS:

Knowledge, Authority, and the Administration of Tertiary Education, University of New England (Armidale, Australia), 1982.

The Achievement of Education, Harper & Row (New York, NY), 1983.

Empiricist Research on Teaching: A Theoretical and Practical Critique of Its Scientific Pretensions, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Boston, MA), 1992.

Russia: Endless Autocracy, Modern Heritage Publications of Puerto Rico, 1995.

A Traveller's History of Australia, Interlink Books (Northampton, MA), 1999.

A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands, Interlink Books (Northampton, MA), 2003.

On the Road Histories: Hawaii, Interlink Books (Northampton, MA), 2006.

Contributor of about 100 articles to professional journals, including Educational Foundations, Australian Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Thought, Times Educational Supplement, and Journal of Esthetic Education.

SIDELIGHTS:

John H. Chambers told CA: "My books in applied philosophy were attempts to clarify the conceptual confusion in education and educational research, and so improve teaching. The book Empiricist Research on Teaching: A Theoretical and Practical Critique of Its Scientific Pretensions exposed the scandal of unscientific research in education that claims the judos and funding of science. My historical writing is designed to make the excitement of history accessible to a wider reading public. In both practical philosophy and history I have been inspired by the works of the late Austrian/British philosopher Sir Karl Popper."

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