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ERIC Number: EJ748023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
From Technologization to Totalization in Education Research: US Graduate Training, Methodology, and Critique
Stone, Lynda
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v40 n4 p527-545 Dec 2006
Focusing on the context of graduate training in educational research in the United States today, this article is organized into two principal parts. The first overviews the state of research training in order to emphasize the preoccupation with, indeed dominance of, study of methodology. This has turned how to do research into valuing method as technology for its own sake, and thus into technologization. The second part turns to three critiques of technology that together point to potential totalization in research: technologization that limits research processes and potential results. The writings of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Ellul provide a broad frame; the three specific critiques are found in contributions from Henry Adams, Aldous Huxley, and Donna Haraway. The conclusion calls for a questioning of the current form of graduate training and by implication its hold on current research practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States