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ERIC Number: EJ831884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
The Necessity and Violence of Theory
Ball, Stephen J.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v27 n1 p3-10 Mar 2006
This paper offers a personal view of the need for and uses of theory in educational research. It draws on the work of two exemplary theorists to point up the epistemological role of theory in making research possible and making it reflexive. The second section of the paper deploys some recent ideas and research from class theory and class analysis to suggest some of the limitations of the use of social class in current educational research and some ways of thinking differently about class. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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