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ERIC Number: EJ855838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1742-5964
Theoretical and Methodological Tensions in a Poststructural, Collaborative Self-Study Research Project
Sandretto, Susan
Studying Teacher Education, v5 n1 p89-101 May 2009
This article examines the potential contradictions of conducting a collaborative self-study research project within a poststructural framework. It is a discussion about the use of theory in self-study research, rather than a report of research findings. The discussion is shaped through (re)consideration of a collaborative self-study doctoral research project. To consider the tensions between poststructural theory and self-study methodology, I first outline key aspects of humanism and link these to the underpinnings of self-study. Next, I discuss potential connections between poststructural theory and self-study research. I then provide a poststructural analysis of the use of experience in the self-study data to demonstrate ways in which theory can support us to (re)view taken for granted concepts in education. Finally, I propose that self-study researchers may find poststructural theory useful as a means to think differently about our current practices and to consider the potential effects of proposed practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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