ERIC Number: EJ815146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
"Comments on Bulterman-Bos": Research Relevancy or Research for Change?
Noffke, Susan E.
Educational Researcher, v37 n7 p429-431 2008
Three issues emanating from the Bulterman-Bos article (2008) form the core of this commentary. First, the issue of relevancy is addressed from the standpoint of action research and other forms of practitioner inquiry. From this perspective, the divisions between the cultures of university and school are addressed both ways: Each can potentially be transformed by research emanating from the other. Second, another view of the role of theory in research is offered, one that builds on the inherently political dimensions of educational practices, whether in universities or elsewhere. Finally, global changes in the nature of knowledge production demand that research enhance its capacity to work for social justice.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Educational Practices, Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Role, Problems, Relevance (Education), Criticism, Educational Environment, Politics of Education, Educational Researchers, Research Utilization, Educational Principles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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