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Is education becoming irrelevant in our research?

Webster, Scott 2003, Is education becoming irrelevant in our research?, in NZARE/AARE 2003 : Educational research, risks and dilemmas : New Zealand Association for Research in Education and the Australian Association for Research in Education, [Australian Association for Research in Education], [Coldstream, Vic.], pp. 1-9.

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Title Is education becoming irrelevant in our research?
Author(s) Webster, ScottORCID iD for Webster, Scott orcid.org/0000-0002-5253-4894
Conference name NZARE/AARE Joint Conference (2003 : Auckland, N.Z.)
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 29 Nov. - 3 Dec. 2003
Title of proceedings NZARE/AARE 2003 : Educational research, risks and dilemmas : New Zealand Association for Research in Education and the Australian Association for Research in Education
Editor(s) van Til, E.
Publication date 2003
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher [Australian Association for Research in Education]
Place of publication [Coldstream, Vic.]
Summary It is argued in this paper that in a culture of ‘performativity’ research into ‘education’ is often avoided. It is observed in many research publications that attention is given to techniques of learning, teaching, management, social equity, identity formation, leadership and delivery of the curriculum, without a justification being offered as to why such instrumental approaches should be regarded as being ‘educational’. Often research quite unproblematically adopts rational economic justifications couched in terms of ‘efficiency’ and ‘effectiveness’. Such approaches are however identified as nihilistic and not educational (Blake et al., 2000).
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISSN 1176-4902
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, NZARE/AARE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033909

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