Education, Epistemology and Critical Realism

Education, Epistemology and Critical Realism

2010 | 160 Pages | ISBN: 0415473497 | PDF | 1 MB

This book addresses fundamental questions in relation to education and its epistemology. The position taken by the author is critical realist; and thus throughout the relationship between education and critical realism?is foregrounded. Themes and issues that?surface at different times in the book are: a critical realist view of education research; a resolution of the quantitative/qualitative divide; criteria for judging the worth of educational texts and practices; differences between scientific and critical realisms; empirical research methods in education; structure-agency relationships; pragmatist views of educational research; foundations and paradigmatic differences; and educational critique and transformation.


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