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ERIC Number: EJ821263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Persuading Teachers to Adopt Academic Theories (or Deontological Perspectives in Professional Motivation to Translate Academic Theories into Praxis): Developing a Communications Epistemology by Action Research
Thody, Angela
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v36 n3 p415-433 2008
This article is to encourage debate about the challenges for academics wanting to see our theories translated into practice in schools. Conventional academic articles do not provide information ready for immediate download into daily school practice. Should academics therefore publish in alternative formats and styles as exemplified in the "newspeak" first title for this article? Such formats can catch attention but can over-simplify carefully wrought cautious research. Finding a compromise between these two extremes so that theory can indeed be linked to praxis is part of the debate engendered by the post-modernist diaspora in research methodology. Pluralism in research methodologies has become accepted but pluralism in the ways in which research can be reported is much less common. The article discusses, and provides examples of, professional, traditional and alternative formats and the ethical issues that can arise from these.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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