Selected publications


Pryor, John, Akyeampong, Albert and Westbrook, Jo (2012) Rethinking teacher preparation and professional development in Africa: an analysis of the curriculum of teacher education in the teaching of early reading and mathematics. Curriculum Journal, 23 (4). pp. 409-502. ISSN 0958-5176

Akyeampong, Albert, Lussier, Kattie, Pryor, John and Westbrook, Jo (2012) Improving teaching and learning of basic maths and reading in Africa: does teacher preparation count? International Journal of Educational Development, 33 (3). pp. 272-282. ISSN 0738-0593

Crossouard, Barbara and Pryor, John (2012) How Theory Matters: Formative Assessment Theory and Practices and their Different Relations to Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 31 (3). pp. 251-263. ISSN 0039-3746

Pryor, John and Crossouard, Barbara (2010) Challenging Formative Assessment: Disciplinary Spaces and Identities. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35 (3). pp. 265-276. ISSN 0260-2938

Pryor, John (2010) [Review] Paul Ashwin (2009) Analysing teaching-learning interactions in higher education: accounting for structure and agency. British Educational Research Journal, 36 (1). pp. 171-172. ISSN 0141-1926

Pryor, John, Kuupole, Alfredina, Kutor, Nicholas, Dunne, Mairead and Abu-Yeboah, Christine (2009) Exploring the Fault Lines of Cross-cultural Collaborative Research,. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 39 (6). pp. 769-782. ISSN 0305-7925

Pryor, John (2009) Developing thinking about the possibilities of formative assessment. Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji, 9. pp. 56-68. ISSN 1734-1582

Torrance, H and Pryor, John (2009) The social construction of success and failure in classroom assessment in England. Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji, 9. pp. 19-34. ISSN 1734-1582

Crossouard, Barbara and Pryor, John (2009) Using email for formative assessment with professional doctorate students. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 34 (4). pp. 377-388. ISSN 0260-2938

Shiohata, Mariko and Pryor, John (2008) Literacy and vocational learning: a process of becoming. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 38 (2). pp. 189-203. ISSN 0305-7925

Pryor, John and Crossouard, Barbara (2008) A socio-cultural theorization of formative assessment. Oxford Review of Education, 34 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0305-4985

Crossouard, Barbara and Pryor, John (2008) Becoming researchers: A sociocultural perspective on assessment, learning and the construction of identity in a professional doctorate. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 16 (3). pp. 221-237. ISSN 1468-1366

Akyeampong, Albert, Pryor, John and Ampiah, Joseph Ghartey (2006) A vision of successful schooling: Ghanaian teachers' understanding of learning, teaching and assessment. Comparative Education, 42 (2). pp. 155-176. ISSN 0305-0068

Pryor, John (2005) Can community participation mobilise social capital for improvement of rural schooling? A case study from Ghana. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 35 (2). pp. 193-203. ISSN 0305-7925

Pryor, John and Lubisi, Cassius (2002) Reconceptualising educational assessment in South Africa - testing times for teachers. International Journal of Educational Development, 22 (6). pp. 673-686. ISSN 0738-0593

Torrance, Harry and Pryor, John (2001) Developing formative assessment in the classroom: Using action research to explore and modify theory. British Educational Research Journal, 27 (5). pp. 615-631. ISSN 0141-1926

Pryor, John and Akwesi, Christian (1998) Assessment in Ghana and England: putting reform to the test of practice. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 28 (3). 263 - 275. ISSN 0305-7925

Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1998) Formative assessment in the classroom where psychological theory meets social practice. Social Psychology of Education, 2 (2). 151 - 176. ISSN 1381-2890

Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1997) Making sense of formative assessment. International Studies in Educational Administration, 25 (2). 115 - 125. ISSN 1324-1702

Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1996) Teacher-pupil interaction in formative assessment: Assessing the work or protecting the child? Curriculum Journal, 7 (2). 205 - 226. ISSN 0958-5176


Dunne, Mairead, Pryor, John and Yates, Paul (2005) Becoming A Researcher: a reseach companion for the social sciences. Open University Press. ISBN 9780335213955

Pryor, John and Ampiah, Joseph Ghartey (2003) Understandings of education in an African village: the impact of information and communication technologies (ethnographic study). Educational papers . Department for International Development. ISBN 1-86192-570-0

Pryor, John and Torrance, Harry (1998) Investigating Formative Assessment: teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom. Open University Press, Maidenhead. ISBN 9780335197347

Book Section

Pryor, John (2015) Formative assessment: a success story? In: Scott, David and Hargreaves, Eleanore (eds.) The Sage handbook of learning. Teaching methods and learning styles . Sage Publications Limited, London. ISBN 9781446287569

Pryor, John, Croft, Alison and Tighe, Marisa (2013) Formative assessment in inclusive education. In: Florian, Lani (ed.) The Sage handbook of special education. Sage, London. ISBN 9781446210536

Pryor, John (2011) Pedagogies of in/equity: Formative assessment/Assessment for Learning. In: Krüger, Heinz-Hermann, Rabe-Kleberg, Ursula, Kramer, Rolf- Torsten and Budde, Jurgen (eds.) Bildungsungleichheit revisited? Studies in Education and Human Development/Studien zur Schul- und Bildungsforschung, 2 . VS Verlag Wiesbaden, pp. 145-160. ISBN 978-3-531-16672-8

Pryor, John (2010) Constructing Research questions: focus, methodology and theorisation. In: Thomson, Pat and Walker, Melanie (eds.) The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences. Companions for PhD and DPhil Research . Routledge, Oxon & NY, pp. 161-171. ISBN 978-0-415-48411-4

Pryor, John (2009) History, geography and social studies: making sense of the learning self. In: Gill, Scherto (ed.) Exploring Selfhood: Finding Ourselves, Finding Our Stories in Life Narratives. Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace. ISBN 9780955478512

Pryor, John, Ampiah, JG, Kutor, N and Boadu, K (2005) Student councils in Ghana and the formation of the liberal democratic citizen. In: Mutua, K and Sunal, CS (eds.) Forefronts of Research. Information Age Publishing, pp. 65-86. ISBN 1593113269

Torrance, Harry and Pryor, John (2003) Classroom Assessment and the Language of Teaching and Learning. In: Goodman, Sharon, Lillis, Theresa, Maybin, Janet and Mercer, Neil (eds.) Language Literacy and Education: A Reader. Trentham Books, pp. 25-34. ISBN 9781858562889

Pryor, John (2001) Questions of power and the power of questions. In: Goodman, Wendy (ed.) Living (and teaching) in an unjust world: new perspectives on multicultural education. Heinemann. ISBN 9780325003818

Conference or Workshop Item

Pryor, John (2009) Conceptualizing Formative Assessment in Higher Education - disciplinary spaces and identities. In: ESRC Seminar Series: Reimagining the University, July 2009, University of Sussex, Brighton.

Pryor, John (2003) Bourdieu's concept of field: toward a dynamic analysis of schooling. In: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting:- Accountability for Educational Quality: Shared Responsibility, IL, Chicago.

Reports and working papers

Akyeampong, Albert, Delprato, Marcos, Sabates, Ricardo, James, Z, Pryor, John, Westbrook, Jo, Humphreys, S and Tsegay, Haile (2018) Speed School Programme in Ethiopia. Tracking the progress of Speed School students 2011-2017. Project Report. University of Sussex.

Akyeampong, Kwame, Pryor, John, Westbrook, Jo, Abreham, Rahel, Adane, Teketel and Woldie, Solomon (2016) Research into the Speed School curriculum and pedagogy in Ethiopia. Documentation. Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

Westbrook, Jo, Durrani, Naureen, Brown, Rhona, Orr, David, Pryor, John, Boddy, Janet and Salvi, Francesca (2014) Pedagogy, curriculum, teaching practices and teacher education in developing countries. Technical Report. EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London., London.

Orr, David, Westbrook, Jo, Pryor, John, Durrani, Naureen, Sebba, Judy and Adu-Yeboah, Christine (2013) What are the impacts and cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve performance of untrained and under-trained teachers in the classroom in developing countries? Technical Report. University of London, London.

Akyeampong, Kwame, Pryor, John, Westbrook, Jo and Lussier, Kattie (2011) Teacher Preparation and Continuing Professional Development in Africa: Learning To Teach Early Reading and Maths. Project Report. Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, Brighton.