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Is 'education' becoming irrelevant in our research?

Webster, R. S. 2004, Is 'education' becoming irrelevant in our research?, Australian journal of teacher education, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 1-9.

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Title Is 'education' becoming irrelevant in our research?
Author(s) Webster, R. S.ORCID iD for Webster, R. S. orcid.org/0000-0002-5253-4894
Journal name Australian journal of teacher education
Volume number 29
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 9
Publisher Social Science Press
Place of publication Katoomba, N.S.W.
Publication date 2004-06
ISSN 1835-517X
0313-5373
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)
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Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, AJTE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033917

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