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ERIC Number: ED512640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov-20
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Making Education Research Behave: Reflections from the Rural Lifeworld
Howley, Craig B.
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM)
This talk addresses the connections between rural life and education research centered on rural places. It's informed by the author's experience of all three realms--life, education, and schooling. The author discusses how rural education consists of meanings related to the rural lifeworld as those issues confront the conventional agenda for schooling. He finds the oversight of the rural lifeworld by rural schooling as terribly irksome. Just as the rural lifeworld harbors meanings that are generative for rural people, it harbors issues generative for rural education researchers. He advises that in order to articulate rural issues properly in the research mode one needs to populate a center with scholars devoted to critique--people who understand the tensions of the rural lifeworld--and he needs consistently to enable their empirical work. These folks will want to do that work, because they will be able to do it hardly anywhere else. An appendix, describing the work of the Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics, is included. (Contains 10 footnotes.) [This paper was prepared for Pennsylvania State University's Center on Rural Schools and Communities.]
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM). Research Initiative, McCracken Hall, College of Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45710. Tel: 740-593-9869; Web site: http://www.marshall.edu/aamte
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM)