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ERIC Number: EJ1035699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
The Non-Theoretical View on Educational Theory: Scientific, Epistemological and Methodological Assumptions
Penalva, José
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v48 n3 p400-415 Aug 2014
This article examines the underlying problems of one particular perspective in educational theory that has recently gained momentum: the Wilfred Carr approach, which puts forward the premise that there is no theory in educational research and, consequently, it is a form of practice. The article highlights the scientific, epistemological and methodological assumptions inherent in such a view. The argument is developed as follows: first, it expounds what Carr understands by the methodology of action research and educational theory, setting out his distinctive view. Secondly, it explains that both Carr's underlying methodology, as well as his theoretical alternative, are based on a particular perspective on Social Science. Thirdly, it reveals Carr's epistemological assumptions and the resultant educational consequences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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