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ERIC Number: EJ906849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
What Is to Be Done? The Place of Action Research
Kemmis, Stephen
Educational Action Research, v18 n4 p417-427 Dec 2010
Action research concerns action, and transforming people's practices (as well as their understandings of their practices and the conditions under which they practise). Sometimes we may feel that action research works best when it contributes to our understandings. In this paper, by contrast, I want to explore the "happening-ness" of action and practice, as they are lived and changed by action research. I want to explore the place of action research in shaping and making history by changing what is done. The central argument of this paper is that, while action research certainly does contribute to theory, it also, and perhaps more importantly, contributes to history. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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