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ERIC Number: EJ815149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
"Comments on Bulterman-Bos": What Should Education Research Do, and How Should It Do It?
Wiliam, Dylan
Educational Researcher, v37 n7 p432-438 2008
In this article, three theoretical perspectives are used to extend Bulterman-Bos's (2008) argument regarding a clinical approach to education research. First, three intellectual virtues identified by Aristotle--"episteme," "techne," and "phronesis"--are related to the requirements of the "pure" education researcher, the skilled practitioner, and the clinical researcher, respectively. Second, Churchman's typology of inquiry systems--based on whether the primary source of evidence is logic, observation, representation, dialectic, or values--is offered as a way of conceptualizing different kinds of inquiry in education. Third, recognizing that much practitioner knowledge is tacit, Nonaka and Takeuchi's model of knowledge conversion is suggested as a tool with which knowledge gained through different methods of inquiry might be brought into productive dialogue. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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