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Stern, Julian – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2022
This paper explores ideas of 'livingness' in education and in research, through ideas of spirituality, conversation, care and curiosity. Research 'on' education is distinguished from educational research, with the latter having a transformative intention, and this can overcome some of the dualisms that have become embedded in education policy and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Religious Factors, Discussion, Educational Change
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Rahman, Md Hafizur; Lund, Trine; Alamin, Md; Krogh, Erling; Gjøtterud, Sigrid Marie – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
During my (Hafiz) childhood in Bangladesh, I experienced the negative impact of the educational system. My experiences initiated a process of conscientization leading to values-driven activism through the establishment of Education for Development and Sustainability (EDS), a child-friendly community of practice, with Trine and Alamin. In…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Educational Research, Sustainable Development
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Mertens, Donna M. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Transformative researchers have the potential to contribute to both personal and societal transformation. In this article, I argue that the two are intertwined and that personal transformation is a necessary component of research that is designed to support change at the societal level in the form of furthering human rights and social justice. I…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Social Change, Civil Rights
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In Western cultures, subjectivity has often been seen as the "black sheep" of educational research because of its heavy emphasis on objectivity. Consequently many research initiatives in education share the assumption that objective reasoning should play a central role. However, mentoring teachers' practice improvement research often…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Mentors, Action Research, Case Studies
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Walton, Joan – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
This paper offers a response to Dr. Noriyuki Inoue's article published in this issue of the "International Journal for Transformative" research, entitled "The Role of Subjectivity in Teacher Expertise Development: Mindfully Embracing the 'Black Sheep' of Educational Research." Inoue freely uses the terms…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Research, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In this response paper to Joan Walton's commentary on his article "The Role of Subjectivity in Teacher Expertise Development: Mindfully Embracing the 'Black Sheep' of Educational Research", Inoue acknowledges reading Dr. Walton's response to his paper with great interest and her discussion is a good follow up to the issues that he raised…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational History, Cultural Influences, Educational Research
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Haines Lyon, Charlotte – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
In this paper, I will reflect on the initial reconnaissance, action, and reflection cycle of my doctoral research, exploring Community Philosophy as a tool for critical parental engagement in a primary school (Elliot, 1991). I will examine how I reflexively engaged with my influence on participants, which then significantly influenced the framing…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Philosophy, Educational Research