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ERIC Number: EJ866065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Scholarship as Intervention: Critique, Collaboration and the Research Imagination
McKenzie, Marcia
Environmental Education Research, v15 n2 p217-226 Apr 2009
Following Scott (this issue), this paper examines how environmental education researchers might intervene to greater effect in the policies and practices of our governments and local and international organizations through individual and collective programmes of research. Suggesting that public scholarship or academic activism can engage a wide spectrum of genres and outcomes of research activity, the paper proposes that what stands out are not the methods employed in seeking to have research "be of use", but instead what can be termed modes of engagement. These can be described as including interpretive critique or "speaking truth to power", public space and collaboration, and the role of research imagination in social life. These three modes are discussed with the hope that researchers will consider their possibilities and implications in working towards more powerful public scholarship in environmental education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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