The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry
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The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry

by Clifton F Conrad, Ronald C. Serlin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412906407

ISBN-13: 9781412906401

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry, edited by Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, invites and stimulates students, faculty, and policymakers to become more self-reflective in their inquiry. Placing the pursuit of ideas at the epicenter of research, distinguished K–12 and higher education

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The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry, edited by Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, invites and stimulates students, faculty, and policymakers to become more self-reflective in their inquiry. Placing the pursuit of ideas at the epicenter of research, distinguished K–12 and higher education scholars advance myriad ideas for enhancing educational inquiry, relying extensively on narratives, vignettes, and examples of key episodes in inquiry. These exemplars illuminate past, present, and emerging approaches across fields and domains of inquiry to research in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412906401
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I. Engaging Ideas: The Context of Inquiry and Meaningful Problems
Section One: Exploring the Multiple Purposes of Inquiry and Key Stakeholders
Introductory Essay - D. C. Phillips
1. Muddying the Waters: The Many Purposes of Educational Inquiry - D. C. Phillips
2. What Knowledge Users Want - Robert E. Floden
3. Minding the Gap Between Research and Policymaking - David N. Plank and Debbi Harris
Section Two: Identifying Meaningful Problems and Approaches to Inquiry Across and Within Fields
Introductory Essay - Laura W. Perna and John C. Weidman
4. All Else Is Never Equal: Opportunity Lost and Found on the P–16 Path to College Access - Patricia M. McDonough and R. Evely Gildersleeve
5. Studying Teacher Education Programs: Enriching and Enlarging the Inquiry - Kenneth Zeichner
6. What Are We Tripping On? Transgressing the Fault Lines in Research on the Preparation of Multicultural Educators - Carl A. Grant and Vonzell Agosto
7. Moving Forward: Ideas for Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships - Joyce L. Epstein and Steven B. Sheldon
8. Research on Instruction and Learning in Science: Elaborating the Design Approach - Michael Ford and Ellice Ann Forman
9. Learning in Science and Mathematics: The Role of Philosophy, Theory, and Methodology in Shaping Our Developing Understanding - Juliet A. Baxter and Shirley J. Magnusson
10. Reconceptualizing and Recentering Research in Special Education - Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell and Brian A. Bottge
11. Discovering Unheard Voices: Explorations in the History of Education, Childhood, and Juvenile Justice - Steven Schlossman
12. Counseling Psychology - Mary Lee Nelson and Cindy L. Juntunen
13. Educational Leadership - Jane Clark Lindle
14. Socialization of Students in Higher Education: Organizational Perspectives - John C. Weidman
15. Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education: Building On and Extending Lines of Inquiry for the Advancement of the Public Good - Jason N. Johnson, Clifton F. Conrad, and Laura Perna
16. Comparative Education: An Approach to Educational Inquiry - David Phillips
Part II. Enriching Inquiry Through Identifying and Addressing Key Challenges
Section Three: Challenges in Formulating and Framing Meaningful Problems
Introductory Essay - Daniel K. Lapsley
17. Situating Ourselves and Our Inquiry: A First-Person Account - James Youniss
18. Developing and Nurturing Interesting and Researchable Ideas - Kathryn R. Wentzel
19. The Challenge of Framing a Problem: What Is Your Burning Question? - Susan Harter
Section Four: Challenges in Preparing for Inquiry
Introductory Essay - Scott L. Thomas
20. Light and Shadow in Research Design - John P. Bean
21. Conceptualizing and Conducting Meaningful Research Studies in Education - Ronald H. Heck
22. Sampling: Rationale and Rigor in Choosing What to Observe - Scott L. Thomas
23. Approaching Rigor in Applied Qualitative Research - J. Douglas Toma
Section Five: Challenges in Conducting Inquiry
Introductory Essay - King D Beach, III, and Betsy Jane Becker
24. Windows of Possibility: Perspectives on the Construction of Educational Researchers - Anna Neumann and Aaron M. Pallas
25. Constructing Data - Kadriye Ercikan and Wolff-Michael Roth
26. Constructing Analyses: The Development of Thoughtfulness in Working With Quantitative Methods - Michael Seltzer and Mike Rose
27. Constructing Conclusions - King D Beach, III, Betsy Jane Becker, and Mary M. Kennedy
Section Six: Challenges in Writing, Voice, and Dissemination of Research
Introductory Essay - Beth Graue
28. Writing in Education Research - Beth Graue
29. Experimenting With Voice and Reflexivity in Social Science Texts - Elizabeth G. Creamer
30. Getting the Word Out: Challenges and Opportunities in Explaining Educational Research to the World - Gerald W. Bracey
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Section Editors
About the Contributors

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