ERIC Number: ED381413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Emancipatory Education and Action Research. Action Research Series No. 1.
Davidoff, Sue, Ed.; And Others
This book is the result of a seminar on emancipatory education and the action research projects in the Department of Didactics at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. The book starts with questions regarding the nature of action research. This first chapter discusses the meaning of some crucial organizing concepts, asks questions regarding the fields in which one might undertake action research, and examines the understanding of emancipation. The second chapter contextualizes the work that was the focus of the seminar. The third chapter problematizes disciplinary knowledge-making with regard to the practice of People's Education and action research. This chapter touches on three issues: (1) the producers of knowledge; (2) the types of knowledge that are used; and (3) the kind of teaching and learning materials that are employed. Chapters 4-8, in a certain sense, form a separate section of the work in that they treat the practice of emancipatory action research as and where it occurs in actual institutionalized education situations, as well as in schools and other institutions in the wider sense. Chapter 4 focuses on emancipatory education practice in art education. Chapters 5 and 10 look at the use of socially critical action research in promoting greater measures of reflective teaching in preservice teacher education. Chapter 6 presents a case study that addresses the difference between the democratic rhetoric that teachers often use outside of their classrooms, and the authoritarian manner that many of them adopt in the teaching situation. Chapters 7-9 focus on the challenges that face emancipatory action research in South Africa. The final chapter, 11, provides an overview. (DK)
Descriptors: Action Research, Art Education, Didacticism, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Action, Social Change, Social Theories, Teacher Role
HSRC Publishers, Private Bag X41, Pretoria 0001, South Africa.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers: Emancipatory Learning; South Africa