Search results for: Educational research
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This study analyzed the complete publication history of the current top 100 education journals ranked by 5-year impact factor. The results emphasize the importance of third-party, direct replications in helping education research improve its ability to shape education policy and practice.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2015
In this article, the authors use post-structural concepts to focus on the influence of three co-existing and interweaving perspectives: protectionist, participatory and post-structural. Each of these foregrounds different issues in the process of gaining consent for research involving children or young people.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2014
Abduction, Deduction and Induction: Can These Concepts Be Used for an Understanding of Methodological Processes in Interpretative Case Studies?
This article presents an extended perspective based on Charles Sanders Peirce’s concepts of abduction, deduction and induction. The author intends to show some of the integral relationships between these concepts which can be relevant for interpretative case studies exemplified by classroom research.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2014
This article argues that physical scientists are attempting to advance knowledge in the so-called hard sciences, whereas education researchers are laboring to increase knowledge and understanding in an “extremely hard” but softer domain. The author suggests that given the highly contextualized nature of educational processes, embedded in shifting complex social settings, and the relevance of all variables, very little education research is able to pursue predictive power.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2014
This review addresses the validity of published meta-analyses in education that determines the credibility and generalizability of study findings. The authors' objectives were to evaluate the current meta-analytic practices in education, identify methodological strengths and weaknesses, and provide recommendations for improvements in order to generate a more valid and credible knowledge base of what works in practice. The review was found that 56 meta-analyses followed general recommendations fairly well in problem formulation and data collection, but much improvement is needed in data evaluation and analysis.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2014
Research on Early Childhood Teacher Education: Evidence From Three Domains and Recommendations for Moving Forward
The purpose of this article was to illustrate the characteristics, key features, and significant gaps in current Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECTE) research by way of examples from several important domains, and to identify the kinds of research that are most needed to address the question posed in this special issue. The authors provided illustrations in three domains of ECTE: addressing the needs of young children with disabilities; understanding and working effectively with infants and toddlers; and building young children’s competence and interest in mathematics. They then identified five crosscutting research priorities, using examples from these three domains. They conclude by describing what is needed to create a supportive environment that produces—and implements—early childhood teacher education research.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2014
The present article offers a theoretical analysis of three temporal perspectives: (a) clock time, measured in objective, linear units; (b) socially constructed time, experienced subjectively according to social and cultural context; and (c) virtual time, a new category that synthesizes emergent temporal theory in the digital age.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2014
This article examines the Deleuzian concept of ‘assemblage’ in educational research in the context of Teacher Education (TE) for the ‘continuing education’ or ‘Lifelong Learning’ sector. The author argues that the concept of assemblage recognises developmental practices in distinctive ways and that it challenges the centripetal views implied by other models’ elision of more specific types of convergence, each of which is analysed. Drawing on Deleuze’s creative approach to analysis, the article draws a portrait of practice which identifies problems and successes in specific cases of TE with wider applicability.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2014
The current self-study explores the role of collaboration in the development of the authors, three new faculty members, as teacher educator-researchers. the authors consider the role that protocol-structured examination of artifacts of practice has played in their own professional learning as beginning teacher educator-researchers, as well as what it might offer to others engaging in self-study. The findings reveal protocol-structured dialogue about artifacts of classroom practice. In addition, the findings also show that the dialogue is formally facilitated, informed by text and common understanding, non-hierarchical, and task-specific.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2013
This paper draws on data from a three-year study of pedagogy in teacher education. The study attempts to disrupt normative structures of reading and being in the teacher education classroom. The author uses Bourdieu’s work to emphasize the ways in which academic fields become ruled by unspoken rules and practices – “nomos”. The author also demonstrates a use of trauma narratives in teacher education that can disrupt such unspoken rules and practices.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2013