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John Philip Keeves was an eminent researcher with a lifelong quest to improve teaching and learning by being a researcher, teacher, supervisor and mentor. He produced a myriad of scholarly publications, many on topics of research design, comparative research and educational measurement. In 1962, John was recruited to the Australian Council for Educational Research and he moved to Melbourne, later becoming Associate Director from 1972 to 1977 and then Director until his retirement in 1984. During this time, he also undertook research fellowships at the Australian National University and the Institute of International Education in the University of Stockholm. After John’s retirement from ACER, he was an Emeritus Professor at both Flinders University and the University of Adelaide, where he lectured to and supervised both higher degree and doctoral students. This book honours John by bringing together memories of the man from those who knew him well, his family, his students, colleagues and friends.

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Adelaide, Australia


Shannon Research Press



A man of measure and more: John P. Keeves 1924-2020