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ERIC Number: EJ893419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
"Whose Inquiry Is This Anyway?" Money, Power, Reports, and Collaborative Inquiry
Kasl, Elizabeth; Yorks, Lyle
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v60 n4 p315-338 2010
Collaborative/cooperative inquiry (CI) is both a method for engaging in new paradigm human inquiry and a strategy for facilitating adult learning. Adult educators who use CI in institutional settings must be aware of potential corrupting influences. The authors alert educators to three factors interjected by institutional affiliation that challenge the integrity of the CI process: financial support, power inequities, and reporting requirements. These factors are examined in three different contexts: inquiries used for dissertation research, inquiries in the workplace conducted for professional development, and multiple inquiry projects sponsored by an institution to serve its mission. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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