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Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods

The Meaning of Criticality in Education Research

Reflecting on Critical Pedagogy

Editors: Simpson, Ashley, Dervin, Fred (Eds.)

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  • Questions and criticizes the notion of criticality in education research
  • Contests the definition of criticality and explores its deficiencies 
  • Provides an alternative path to dominant notions of criticality
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About this book

This book explores, and problematizes, what it means to be ‘critical’ in education research. Drawing together chapters from diverse global perspectives, this volume aims to stimulate dialogue about possible meanings of criticality in education research. In doing so, they question why criticality has become such an essential part of education, and what researchers expect of it. The book opens up and contests some of the deficiencies of criticality in education research: ultimately it is not a global term, but often creates a false binary between East and West. Offering an alternative trajectory to educational narratives surrounding criticality, this book will be of interest and value to scholars of critical pedagogy and comparative education. 

About the authors

Ashley Simpson is Assistant Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China. His research specialises in intercultural education, discourse theories and methods, and critical approaches to democracy. 
Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He also holds honorary and visiting professorships in Australia, Canada, China, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Sweden. He specializes in intercultural communication education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Beyond Impotent Criticality in Education Research?

    Pages 1-19

    Simpson, Ashley

  • Developing Anglo-centred Academic Literacy: Problematizing Understandings of Criticality

    Pages 23-45

    Bekar, Mira (et al.)

  • Criticality Within the “École de la République”: A Study of a French Educational Programme Based on Scientific Research

    Pages 47-70

    Pirone, Filippo

  • Reflections on Narratives of Others’ Lives in Critical Educational Research

    Pages 71-97

    Mancila, Iulia

  • Critical Online Learning Networks of Teachers: Communality and Collegiality as Contingent Elements

    Pages 101-126

    Kelly, Nick (et al.)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Meaning of Criticality in Education Research
Book Subtitle
Reflecting on Critical Pedagogy
Editors
  • Ashley Simpson
  • Fred Dervin
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56009-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56009-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56008-9
Series ISSN
2662-7345
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 228
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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