ERIC Number: EJ718866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 106
Criticisms of Educational Research: Key Topics and Levels of Analysis
British Educational Research Journal, v31 n2 p157-183 Apr 2005
The article is an exploration of the meanings and worthiness of criticism as a significant phenomenon in the evolution of educational research during the 1990s. While drawing on an overview of the vast amount of documents expressing criticisms of educational research in the UK, western and eastern continental Europe and the USA, it summarises the findings of a study based on the analysis of some of the most influential texts that criticised educational research in the UK during the mid 1990s: Hargreaves (1996), Tooley and Darby (1998), Hillage et al. (1998). An understanding of the targets, sources, solutions and actors that are characteristic of the recent criticisms of educational research is proposed, together with an exploration of the rhetorical devices employed in expressing criticism and of some of the philosophical themes that underpin the recent debates.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Educational Research, Rhetoric, Content Analysis, Research Methodology
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