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Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Educational Research
 
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Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice in Educational Research
Methods at the Margins
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
11 Aug 2009
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9780230610729
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03 Apr 2013
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This book provides new ways of thinking about educational processes using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Concrete examples of research techniques are provided for those conducting research with marginalized populations or about marginalized ideas. This volume asserts theoretical models related to research methods and the study of underrepresented groups. Ultimately, it aims at expanding knowledge itself - altering the center by allowing the margins to inform it - allowing it to be created and extended to include those ways of knowing that have historically been unexplored or ignored.


Description

This book provides new ways of thinking about educational processes using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Concrete examples of research techniques are provided for those conducting research with marginalized populations or about marginalized ideas. This volume asserts theoretical models related to research methods and the study of underrepresented groups. Ultimately, it aims at expanding knowledge itself - altering the center by allowing the margins to inform it - allowing it to be created and extended to include those ways of knowing that have historically been unexplored or ignored.


Reviews

"This is a wonderful book, not only for researchers and practitioners in education but for those who are interested in examining - and living - everyday life as a praxis of self- and social transformation." - Peter McLaren, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and author of Schooling as a Ritual Performance and Life in Schools
 
"Along with evocative dialogue anchored in rigorous and unremitting questioning of the idea of 'marginality,' this finely crafted and unwaveringly evocative text challenges the reader to reexamine the fierce grip and stultifying effects that extant educational theory and 'methodological correctness' continue to have on educational inquiry. From chapters on theory and research methods to exemplars of inquiry at/on the margins, this innovative text is a signature contribution to the literature and is destined to immeasurably enrich and enlarge the landscape of educational inquiry for years to come." - Clifton Conrad, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


Contents

1. The Not-Centre: The Margins and Educational Research; R.Winkle-Wagner
PART I: THEORY
2. The Politics of Knowledge: What an Examination of the Margins Can Offer; B.Dennis
3. On the Tasks of the Critical Educational Scholar/Activist; M.Apple
4. Making Sense of the Call for Scientifically Based Research in Education; G.Delandshere
5. Playing at the Margins: Methodological Innovations With a Purpose; P.Carspecken
6. Theory of the Margins: Liberating Research in Education; B.Dennis
PART II: METHODOLOGY
7. Uncloaking Epistemologies through Methodology; A.Lawrence
8. Research as if Place Mattered: Towards a Methodology of Emplacement; J.Hunter
9. Twisted Time: The Educative Chronologies of American Indian History; D.Warren
10. Researching Hispanic Undergraduates: Conceptual and Methodological Unease; A.Nora
11. Cross-racial Validation: The Process of Validating Research Across Racial Lines; R.Winkle-Wagner
PART III: EXEMPLARS
12. Engaging the Margins: Working Toward a Methodology of Empowerment; J.Hunter
13. Educating the 'Savage' and 'Civilized': Santa Clara Pueblo Indians at the 1904 St. Louis Expo; A.Lawrence
14. 'Intimately Biased': Creating Purposeful Research in American Indian Education with Appropriate and Authentic Methodology; T.Yazzie-Mintz
15. Lesbian Youth and the 'Not Girl' Gender: Explorations of Adolescent Lesbian Lives through Critical Life Story Research; E.Payne
16. Breaking the Hymen and Reclaiming the 'Cherry': Adolescent Language Use in Negotiations of Autonomy in a Sexuality Education Program; C.A.Hunter
17. Citizenship Education in the Global Era; D.Hinderliter Ortloff
18. Quantitative Approaches as a Bridge from the Invisible to the Visible: The Case of Basic Education Policy in a Disadvantaged Nation; A.Yonehara


Authors

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Cheryl A. Hunter is Assistant Professor in Educational Foundations and Research at the University of North Dakota, USA.
Debora Hinderliter Ortloff is Assistant Professor of Educational Research and Multicultural Education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA.