Social Theory and Education Research

In The future of social theory, ed. N. Gane, 47–76. London: Bloomsbury. Garvey, J.C., J. Hart, A.S. Metcalfe and J. Fellabaum-Toston. 2019. Methodological troubles with gender and sex in higher education survey research.

Author: Mark Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000555305

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Social Theory and Education Research is an advanced and accessible text that illustrates the diverse ways in which social theories can be applied to educational research methodologies. It provides in-depth overviews of the various theories by well-known and much-debated thinkers – Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu and Jacques Derrida – and their applications in educational research. Updated throughout and with new extended introductions to each theorist and a new chapter on the application of socio-theoretical concepts in education research methodologies and the how-to of research practice, this second edition assists education practitioners and researchers in their acquisition and application of social theory. This book contextualizes the various theories within the broader context of social philosophy and the historical development of different forms of thought. Social Theory and Education Research will be incredibly useful to postgraduate students and early career researchers who wish to develop their capacity to engage with these debates at an advanced level. It will also prove of great interest to anyone involved in education policy and theory.

Social Theory for Teacher Education Research

In terms of output, this series is designed to provide a collection of books exploring various applications of social theory in educational research design. Each book provides a detailed account of how theory and method influence each ...

Author: Kathleen Nolan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350086401

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Traditionally, teacher education research theory and practice have had a technical-rational focus on productions of knowledge, skills, performance and accountability. Such a focus serves to (re)produce current educational systems instead of noticing and critiquing the wider modes of domination that permeate schools and school systems. In Social Theory for Teacher Education Research, Kathleen Nolan, Jennifer Tupper and the contributors make arguments for drawing on social theories to inform research in teacher education - research that moves the agenda beyond technical-rational concerns toward building a critically reflexive stance for noticing and unpacking the socio-political contexts of schooling. The theories discussed include Actor-Network Theory (ANT), Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and la didactique du plurilinguisme, and social theorists covered include Barad, Bernstein, Bourdieu, Braidotti, Deleuze, Foucault, Heidegger, and Nussbaum. The chapters in this book make explicit how innovative social theory-driven research can challenge and change teacher education practices and the learning experiences of students.

Using Social Theory in Educational Research

Expository sections in the chapter focus on using social theory in reflexive, critical ways, on how to “enter the conversation” of education research through publication, and on ways of structuring and styles of writing qualitative and ...

Author: Mark Dressman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135265879

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Using Social Theory in Educational Research is organised to help practising educators and novice researchers who have little familiarity with social theory to: be introduced to major schools of social theory, their basic concepts, and their general applicability to educational issues develop an understanding of and appreciation for its potential to improve their own practice gain practical insight into how theory can function as a warrant, or support, for data interpretation through the use of multiple practical examples, learn how to integrate theory into their own work more effectively Selected Contents: 1. Getting Theoretical 2. An Illustrated Tour of How Theory Works (and Doesn’t Work) in Educational Research 3. Framing Research Theoretically, Part One: Planning and Data Collection 4. Framing Research Theoretically 5.When Research Meets Research

Theory and Educational Research

Theory. and. Educational. Research. “Filled with urgency and intelligence, these essays are the material evidence of critical scholarship linked to social movements, within and across local spaces, fortified with social theory and rich ...

Author: Jean Anyon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135854440

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Most empirical researchers avoid the use of theory in their studies, providing data but little or no social explanation. Theoreticians, on the other hand, rarely test their ideas with empirical projects. As this groundbreaking volume makes clear, however, neither data nor theory alone is adequate to the task of social explanation—rather they form and inform each other as the inquiry process unfolds. Theory and Educational Research bridges the age-old theory/research divide by demonstrating how researchers can use critical social theory to determine appropriate empirical research strategies, and extend the analytical, critical – and sometimes emancipatory – power of data gathering and interpretation. Each chapter models a theoretically informed empiricism that places the data research yields in constant conversation with theoretical arsenals of powerful concepts. Personal reflections following each chapter chronicle the contributors’ trajectories of struggle and triumph utilizing theory and its powers in research. In the end this rich collection teaches education scholars how to deliberately engage with critical social theory in research to produce work that is simultaneously theoretically inspired, politically engaged, and empirically evocative.

Social Theory and Education

second will be to draw upon this historical sketch in order to raise a number of issues about the appropriation and critique of Frankfurt educational theory in contemporary Anglo-American educational research.

Author: Raymond Allen Morrow

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438413726

Category: Education

Page: 517

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This book summarizes and critiques theories of social and cultural reproduction as they relate to sociology of education.

Theory Building in Educational Research

Morrow, R. A. and Torres, C. A. (1995), Social Theory and Education: A Critique of Social and Cultural Reproduction. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Nash, R. (2002), 'Numbers and narratives: further reflections in the ...

Author: Nigel Kettley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441150706

Category: Education

Page: 224

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A comprehensive exploration of the issues surrounding of concept generation and theory building in educational research, drawing on international research.

Sociological Theory and Educational Reality

2 . 9 For the research methodology of classical sociology cf. Cora C. Baldock , Australia and Social Change Theory , Ian Novak , Sydney , 1978 , pp . 20–23 ; F. J. Brown , Educational Sociology , Prentice - Hall , New York , 2nd ed .

Author: Alan Barcan

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868401256

Category: Education

Page: 411

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An examination of the major classical sociological theories relevant to education and of the rise and decline of the new sociology of education. Author also discusses the vexed questions of equality of opportunity, the relationship between school and society, the growth of educational bureaucracies and the roles of state, church and family in education in Australia since 1949. Includes endnotes, tables and index.

The Cultural Politics of Queer Theory in Education Research

If gender is a significant social structure in the situation you are looking at – which is true of schools – then more or ... I needed help and got the first research grant for social theory that the ARGC (Australian Research Grants ...

Author: Christina Gowlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317326695

Category: Education

Page: 124

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The Cultural Politics of Queer Theory in Education Research represents the editors’ intention to disrupt cycles of thinking about the place of queer theory in educational research. The book aims to encourage dialogue about the objects and subjects of queer research, the forms of politics incited by the use of queer theory in education, and the methodological approaches used by scholars when queer(y)ing. The contributions to this book come from those who find queer theory problematic, as well as from those who continue to see a productive place for queer research in education, however that may be defined. The editors have collected contributions that attend to the boundaries that are placed around queer research in education by researchers themselves, and by peers, ethics committees, funding bodies and university and government bureaucracies. Considering how key researchers in gender and education identify with, or deliberately distance themselves from, queer theory, this collection grapples with the contemporary cultural politics of doing queer theoretical work in different education spaces and places. In short, it seeks to disrupt what people think they already know about the ‘place’ of queer theory in education. This book was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Foucault and School Leadership Research

Education research has a long history of adapting ideas from social theory. While this has always been the case when it comes to educational foundations, in recent years there has been an enormous growth in the adoption of social theory ...

Author: Denise Mifsud

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350010472

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Foucault and School Leadership Research illustrates the application of Foucauldian theory to an educational leadership research context, thus staging the ways a researcher negotiates the methodological tensions and contradictions in the conduct of qualitative inquiry within education research. The book draws on an empirical study of a multi-site school collaborative that investigates relations of power within the unfolding network among the various leadership hierarchies in school governance. The book is anchored around a narrative dramatization that the author, Denise Mifsud, crafts from her data, using the dramatic play as a medium to present her research findings so as to show rather than just tell readers about network leadership dynamics. Mifsud's innovative use of dramatization to communicate her findings and analysis serves to problematize the representation of qualitative research, as well as to incorporate researcher interpretation and explicate the intertwining nature of theory and methodology. Through the use of Foucauldian theory, mainly his notions of webs of power, discipline, governmentality, discourse, and subjectification, the research narrative critiques and problematizes traditional understandings of educational leadership. The book focuses on and demonstrates the challenging enterprise of the art of theory application in method by outlining the epistemological, operational and analytical challenges encountered: the application of Foucauldian concepts in education research contexts; the adaptation of methodological and theoretical concerns; in addition to showing how the quality of research outcomes is shaped by social theory.

Medical Ethics Education An Interdisciplinary and Social Theoretical Perspective

2 I discuss the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu and some recent sociological research into medical education that has made use of his analytic tools. I argue that Bourdieu offers a powerful perspective that allows us to understand and ...

Author: Nathan Emmerich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319004859

Category: Education

Page: 111

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There is a diversity of ‘ethical practices’ within medicine as an institutionalised profession as well as a need for ethical specialists both in practice as well as in institutionalised roles. This Brief offers a social perspective on medical ethics education. It discusses a range of concepts relevant to educational theory and thus provides a basic illumination of the subject. Recent research in the sociology of medical education and the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu are covered. In the end, the themes of Bourdieuan Social Theory, socio-cultural apprenticeships and the ‘characterological turn’ in medical education are draw together the context of medical ethics education. ​