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ERIC Number: EJ859655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
The Location of Knowledge: A Conversation with the Editors on Knowledge, Experience, and Place
Shultz, Lynette; Kelly, Jennifer; Weber-Pillwax, Cora
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v55 n3 p335-350 Fall 2009
As co-editors of this theme issue of this journal, the authors have accepted that knowledge systems and teacher education programs are deeply interconnected. Further, they claim that teacher education programs must incorporate in theory and practice the fact that knowledge systems are a determining factor in the effectiveness of a teacher education program. In this article, the authors use the term "knowledge systems" to refer to those systems of knowledge and information that are connected to physical locations or places. The work is a process of conversation as a scholarly endeavor based on the authors' understanding of the importance of dialogue as an educational praxis that takes them into the conflicting and often liminal spaces of identity, inclusivity, bordering, and belonging. Their intention is to provide a critical engagement with these issues through their own experiences and theoretical positions. The authors found after numerous conversations that they were delving into complex intellectual challenges to what they had learned about the meaning of "knowledge" in academic settings and what this term meant to everyone as individuals and cultural beings. (Contains 1 note.)
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada