Joan Simon

Joan Simon (1915–2005) was an English historian, specializing in education, the wife and close collaborator of the educationist and historian Brian Simon.

Joan Peel was born in 1915, a direct descendant of the 19th-century prime minister, Robert Peel. She met her future husband Brian Simon while he was studying at Trinity College, Cambridge. They married in 1941, and had two sons, Alan and Martin. They entered into a close partnership in their work, which continued until Brian's death in January 2002. It was said of Brian that " his partnership with Joan Simon cannot be extracted from Brian’s work as a whole".

In the 1950s, she and her husband Brian investigated, described and publicized the views of A. R. Luria and L. S. Vygotskii, founders of cultural-historical psychology in the then Soviet Union. In the Autumn of 1958 Brian was one of the founders of ''FORUM'', a journal devoted to educational issues. She published articles in ''FORUM'' in 1964 and 1965 describing developments in comprehensive education in Bradford, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester. In 1973 the magazine published a pamphlet written by Joan titled ''Indictment of Margaret Thatcher, Secretary of State 1970–1973''. In 1986 she published a biography of her mother in law, Shena Simon, who had been active in education reform in England in the 1930s and 1940s.{{cite web |url= Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Simon, Joan, 1949-
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    by Nauman, Bruce, 1941-
    Published 1994
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