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ERIC Number: EJ965891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Globalizing Education, Educating the Local: How Method Made Us Mad
Edwards, Richard; Carney, Stephen; Ambrosius, Ulla; Lauder, Hugh
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v33 n3 p451-463 2012
This article presents the authors' review of "Globalizing education, educating the local: how method made us mad," by Ian Stronach. In the opening chapter of their highly influential 1997 book "Education Research Undone: The Postmodern Embrace," Ian Stronach and Maggie MacLure draw upon the work of Derrida to argue for practices within which openings are recognised as dependent upon closures and "vice versa". In other words, rather than working within the binary logic of either-or, educational researchers could work with a deconstructive sensibility wherein there is a narrative space of meaning-making for the reader as well as the writer of research. In "Education Research Undone," the text at times reflexively plays at its own textuality in a somewhat maddening way. Stronach continues this knowing writerliness in "Globalizing Education, Educating the Local." He is writing as if the text is performative and there is a narrative space for meaning-making by the reader. There is also an interest in how this space is enacted. But he is also definitively arguing that method has made one mad, writing about the world, telling individuals what is going on. The authors argue that Stronach is capable of displaying the ways in which his own arguments can then be turned against his own writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study