Critical Theory and Educational Research

Critical Theory and Educational Research

by Peter L. McLaren
     
 

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Applies European critical theory to North American educational research.

The contributors to this anthology bring North American research traditions into conversation with the latest advances in French, German, British, and Latin American schools of social thought. Challenging the very precepts of many empirical and analytical approaches to understanding

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Applies European critical theory to North American educational research.

The contributors to this anthology bring North American research traditions into conversation with the latest advances in French, German, British, and Latin American schools of social thought. Challenging the very precepts of many empirical and analytical approaches to understanding educational phenomena, this collection of essays is indispensable for educators wishing to understand present philosophical debates.

The future of educational research in the United States will largely depend on how teachers and researchers deal with the urgent issues raised in this timely and iconoclastic book.

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“These essays suggest, indeed insist, that we rediscover, even reinvent, our self-images as researchers, our practices of research, and our ideas of the aims of inquiry. They present models, ideas, examples, and theories to prod that reflexivity, but have no interest in offering the false solace of method. Where emancipation is the interest, all methods give way to dialogue. These essays stand on the hope, the basic belief, that such dialogue is possible and invite your participation.” — from the Introduction by Peter L. McLaren and James M. Giarelli

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791423684
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/30/1995
Series:
SUNY Series, Teacher Empowerment and School Reform Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Peter L. McLaren is Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

James M. Giarelli is Professor at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

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