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ERIC Number: EJ830858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Participatory Action Research and the Public Sphere
Kemmis, Stephen
Educational Action Research, v14 n4 p459-476 Dec 2006
Some action research today lacks a critical edge. This article identifies five inadequate forms of action research, and argues that action research must be capable of "telling unwelcome truths" against schooling in the interests of education. It reasserts a connection between education and emancipatory ideals that allow educators to address contemporary social challenges. It suggests how educational trends in recent decades may have led to the domestication of educational action research, and concludes with three messages about quality in educational action research. It re-thinks educational action research initiatives as creating intersubjective spaces for public discourse in public spheres. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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