Alison Griffith (Retired)

Senior Scholar, Professor Emeritus (Retired)

PhD - OISE/University of Toronto, Toronto; MA - University of British Columbia, Vancouver; BA - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Location(s) / Contact Info:

207, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 88796


CV of Alison Griffith

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education - Bachelor of Education

Selected Publications

  • Nichols, N., & Griffith, A. (2010). Talk, texts, and educational action: an institutional ethnography of policy in practice.. Cambridge Journal of Education, 39 (2), 141-155.
  • Griffith, A. I (2010). Mothering for schooling. Encyclopaedia of Motherhood.. Beverly Hills, CA, USA: Sage Publ.
  • Griffith, A. I. & Smith, D. E. (2008). Mothering for Schooling (Chinese Edition ed.). New York, New York, USA: Routledge / Taylor Francis
  • Griffith, A. I. & Andre-Bechely, L. (2008). Standardizing parents' educational work. In DeVault, M. (Ed.), Embodied Workers. New York, New York, USA: NYU Press
  • Griffith, A. I. (2006). Making the difference: Single parent families and schools.. In D. E. Smith (Ed.), Studies in Institutional Ethnography. Beverly Hills, CA, USA: Sage Publ.
  • Griffith, A.I. & Smith, D. E. (2005). Mothering for Schooling. New York, New York, USA: Routledge / Taylor Francis
  • Reynolds, C. & Griffith, A. (Eds.). (2002). Education, equity and globalisation. . (Reynolds, C. & Griffith, A. , Eds.) Calgary, AB, Canada: Temeron Press
  • Griffith, A. I. (2001). Texts, tyranny and transformation: Restructuring Ontario education . In J. Portelli & P. Solomon (Eds.), Social Democracy and Educational Restructuring (pp. 83-98). Calgary, AB, CA: Detselig Press
  • Griffith, Alison. (1998). Insider/outsider: Epistemological privilege and mothering work. . Human Studies, 21 (4), 361 - 376.
  • St. John, E., Griffith, A. & Allen-Haynes, (1997). ) Families in schools: A chorus of voices. New York, New York, USA: Heineman

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Society for Studies in Education
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • International Sociology Association
  • American Education Research Association

Service/Community Activities

  • International Sociology Association: President: Institutional Ethnography Working Group