Making A Difference In Theory: The Theory Question In Education And The Education Question In Theory by Gert BiestaMaking A Difference In Theory: The Theory Question In Education And The Education Question In Theory by Gert Biesta

Making A Difference In Theory: The Theory Question In Education And The Education Question In Theory

EditorGert Biesta, Julie Allan, Richard Edwards

Hardcover | June 26, 2013

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Making a Difference in Theorybrings together original work from an international group of authors on the roles of theory in educational research and practice. The book discusses the different roles theory plays, can play and should play, both from a historical perspective and in light of contemporary discussions and developments.

Particular attention is paid to the question of whether there are or should be distinctively educational forms of theory and theorising. The double engagement with the theory question in education and the education question in theory and theorising provides original insights in what theory does, might do or should do in educational research and practice.

With contributions from internationally renowned authors in the field of educational theory, research and practice, the book will be of value to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in education.

Gert Biestais Professor of Educational Theory and Policy at the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, and editor-in-chief ofStudies in Philosophy and Education.Julie Allanis Professor of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Bor¿ Sweden.Richard Edwardsis Profe...
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Title:Making A Difference In Theory: The Theory Question In Education And The Education Question In TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 26, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041565694X

ISBN - 13:9780415656948

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Contextual Presence of Theory  The Empirical and the Political 'Fact' of Theory in the Social and Educational SciencesThomas S. Popkewitz.  Challenges of Educational Theory in the Age of Knowledge CapitalismLisbeth Lundahl.  Between Universally Claimed Theory and Common Understanding: Theoretical Knowledge in EducationDaniel Tr¿hler.  The Changing Field of Educational Studies and the Task of Theorising Education Joannes Bellmann Part II: The Practice of Doing Theory  Theories have Consequences, Don¿t They? On the Moral Nature of Educational Theory and ResearchDeborah Gallagher.  Bildungand Educational Language: Talking of 'the Self' in Anglo-American Education Norm Friesen.  On the Theoretical Limits of EducationAlexander M. Sidorkin Part III: Refractions on and Agendas for Theory  Educational Theory and the Practice of CritiqueRobin Usherand Anna Anderson.  The Excess of Theory: On the Functions of Educational Theory in Apparent RealityTomasz Szkudlarek.  Speaking Educationally about Teacher EducationAnne M. Phelan.  Teaching TheoriesLynn Fendler.  Towards an Agenda for Theoretical Interventions in EducationJulie Allan, Richard Edwards and Gert Biesta.