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Description - Knowledge Production by Bridget Somekh

This collection from a highly impressive international group of educational researchers explores epistemological, methodological, and ethical-political issues in the production of knowledge about educational phenomena in contemporary society. The book is organized in two sections. The first focuses on how the enterprise of knowledge production is being influenced by global discourses of educational accountability, evidence-based practice and policy, and quality assessment. The second section features material that focuses more specifically on reconceiving both methodological matters and the kinds of knowledge that demand attention in this climate. The book is unique in bringing together chapters by scholars well-known internationally for their original contributions to educational theory and research practice. Many books in this area are no more than guides on how to do research or text books reiterating rather narrow frameworks of research paradigms, this book both breaks new ground and sets the tone for discussions about the future path of educational research in the coming years.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415442282
ISBN-10: 0415442281
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bridget Somekh

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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