Grenfell, Michael J. 1953-

views updated

Grenfell, Michael J. 1953-


Born December 14, 1953, in Bristol, England; son of James (a carpenter) and Audrey (a homemaker) Grenfell. Education: University of London, B.A. (with first-class honors), M.S. (with distinction); University of Southampton, Ph.D.


Office—School of Education, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England. E-mail—[email protected].


Writer. Bristol United Hospitals, Bristol, England, scientific officer, 1970-76; Aérospatiale Industry, Toulouse, France, instructor and translator, 1978-79; Oxford School of English, Oxford, England, tutor in English as a foreign language, 1980-81; Pace Ltd., Sweden, tutor in English, 1981-83; Langley Park Boys' School, Beckenham, Kent, England, teacher of French and German, 1983-89, department head, 1985-89; University of Southampton, Southampton, England, member of education faculty, 1989—.


Partners, National Centre for Languages (London, England), 1993.

Reflections on Reading, National Centre for Languages (London, England), 1995.

Training Teachers in Practice, Multilingual Matters (Philadelphia, PA), 1998.

(With D. James) Bourdieu and Education: Acts of Practical Theory, Falmer Press (Bristol, PA), 1998.

(With V. Harris) Learning Strategies and Modern Languages, Routledge (New York, NY), 1999.

(Editor, with M. Kelly) Bourdieu: Language, Culture, and Education, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1999.

(Editor) Modern Languages across the Curriculum, Routledge (New York, NY), 2002.

(With S. Thornbury, A. Artigas, and C. Perez-Llantada) Aspectos didácticaos de Inglés, IDA Publications, 2002.

(With M. Kelly and D. Jones) The European Language Teacher, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 2003.

Pierre Bourdieu—Agent Provocateur, Continuum Press (New York, NY), 2004.

Series editor, "Modern Languages in Practice," Multilingual Matters (Philadelphia, PA). Contributor to academic journals, including British Educational Research Journal, Language Learning Journal, Language Awareness, and British Journal of Sociology of Education.