Theory and Educational Research: Toward Critical Social Explanation

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-14
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Throughout U.S. history, education policies, practices, and politics have been described and tested to yield empirical data, often with little attempt to place findings in a larger theoretical infrastructure that could provide them with increased explanatory, critical, or even liberatory power. This collection fills that void by taking the point of view that neither research nor theory alone is adequate to the task of social explanation. Instead, Jean Anyon and her collaborators argue that they imbricate and instantiate one another, forming and informing each other as the inquiry process unfolds.

Table of Contents

Critical Social Theory, Educational Research, and Intellectual Agencyp. 1
Theory and Explanatory Analysisp. 25
Critical Social Theory and the Study of Urban School Discipline: The Culture of Control in a Bronx High Schoolp. 27
Personal Reflection: A Theoretical Journeyp. 49
Theorizing Student Poetry as Resistance to School-based Surveillance: Not Any Theory Will Dop. 55
Personal Reflection: Finding Theoryp. 75
Theorizing Redistribution and Recognition in Urban Education Research: "How do we Get Dictionaries at Cleveland?"p. 81
Personal Reflection: Early Lessonsp. 103
Theorizing with Research Participantsp. 109
Theorizing Back: An Approach to Participatory Policy Analysisp. 111
Personal Reflection: Reading and Writing Theoryp. 131
Low-income Latina Parents, School Choice, and Pierre Bourdieup. 135
Personal Reflection: My Relationship with Theoryp. 149
Queer Theory and Teen Sexuality: Unclear Linesp. 153
Personal Reflection: Queer Teens and Queer Theoryp. 175
Epiloguep. 179
Author Biographiesp. 197
Indexp. 199
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