ERIC Number: ED435564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Democratic Action Research in Schools: Methods and Procedures in Educational Innovation. Didaktiske Studier. Studies in Educational Theory and Curriculum, Volume 17.
Jensen, Knud; Larsen, Ole B.; Walker, Stephen
In this book, the chosen theme is the democratic school or, more precisely, the democratization of school processes. Democratization as a concept provides a firm basis for concocting a strong antidote to the norms, standards, and uniformity of the application of market logic to educational analysis and policymaking. By pointing the spotlight directly upon the "differences" between people and groups and how these are both something one has to deal with in some way or other and something that provides possibilities for fruitful, creative life chances, the debate is continually forced open about how to define the "three Es" of market principles in education--economy, efficiency, and effectiveness--as a basis for resistance. The book is divided into the following chapters: (1)"Democratic Action Research Entrances"; (2) "How Are Teachers Important?" (3) "Why Not Just Leave the School in Peace?" (4) "How to Create a More Democratic Lifestyle?" (5) "Making Classroom Practice a Theme"; (6) "Who Owns and Runs This Business?" (7) "Who Owns and Runs the Dialogue?" (8) "Teacher-Researcher Relationships--How Close Can They Be?" (9) "Co-operative Roles in Research and in Development"; (10) "How Can the Methods Be Used?" (11) "Sharing Power with Teachers"; and (12) "How to Get Further in Innovation." Contains a 73-item reference list. (BT)
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, School Culture, Teacher Role
Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Emdrupvej 101, DK-2400, Copenhagen NV (Denmark).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Copenhagen (Denmark).