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ERIC Number: EJ1196615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Educational Research That Has an Impact: 'Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible'--2016 Australian Association for Research in Education Presidential Address
Mills, Martin
Australian Educational Researcher, v45 n5 p569-583 Nov 2018
This AARE Presidential Address examines what it means to be an educational researcher in the current Australian, and global, political climate. The presentation draws heavily on the work of Levitas (Utopia as Method 2013). The address, using her notions of Utopia as archaeology, as ontology and as architecture, suggests that in the process of promoting a more socially just agenda there is no alternative but to look for alternative ways of doing educational research and being an educational researcher. It concludes by suggesting that associations such as AARE provide opportunities to envisage what academic life could look like for educational researchers in a 'Realistic Utopia'--one in which they are realistic and demand the impossible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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