• Democracy, Education and Research: The Conditions of Social Change

    Democracy, Education and Research: The Conditions of Social Change (Hardback) By (author) Keri Facer, By (author) Michael Fielding, By (author) Ivor F. Goodson, By (author) John Schostak

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    DescriptionThere are many books focusing upon recipe-like strategies for undertaking research, and there are many books on the politics of change and sustainable change in communities. However in this ground-breaking book four leading experts in the field of research combine their talents to offer a very different focus: how practices and processes of research and education can create fundamental, radical social change. Here the authors assess the meaning of 'public impact' by rethinking what is meant by a 'public' and how it is essential to the methodologies of education and research. They focus on and provide empirical illustrations of the use of research and educational processes in contemporary and emergent forms of social organisation, covering both the traditional forms to be found in the education system, health, community, business and the public institutions of government; as well as the emergent forms arising from innovations in information technologies. The book focuses on: researching the forms of learning and knowledge creation that take place across the whole range of everyday interactions that people engage in whether in places of learning, communities or workplaces the ways in which such learning and knowledge can be intentionally shaped by individuals and groups to effect social and political change The research strategies required to forge new practices, new ways of working and living for a more socially just world. Avoiding jargon and introducing ideas and practices that can make a real difference this book will be relevant to students in education, sociology, politics, cultural studies and more generally on all courses where there are research-oriented modules focusing upon how to bring about change through social learning. It will also be of vital interest to a wide range of professional researchers from academics in their roles as teachers and professional researchers, to educators and activists working in our communities.

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    Democracy, Education and Research
    The Conditions of Social Change
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keri Facer, By (author) Michael Fielding, By (author) Ivor F. Goodson, By (author) John Schostak
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780415605137
    ISBN 10: 041560513X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC, JNM
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC classification: L
    B&T General Subject: 340
    Abridged Dewey: 378
    BISAC V2.8: EDU001000, EDU034000, EDU015000
    DC23: 378.0072
    Thema V1.0: JNM, JHBC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 March 2015
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    Author Information
    John Schostak is a Professor at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. He is interested in qualitative research methods generally. He has co-authored 2 books with Jill Schostak, for Routledge: (2009) Radical Research. Designing, and (2010) Researching Violence, Democracy and the Rights of People. Ivor Goodson works as Professor of Learning Theory at the University of Brighton in the Education Research Centre, as well as Research Associate at the Von Hugel Institute at St. Edmunds College at the University of Cambridge. In addition he has a Stint Foundation research professorship which he holds in the universities of Uppsala and Gothenburg in Sweden.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Part 1: What's Gone Wrong with Democracy, Education and Research? 1. What's Wrong with Democracy at the Moment and Why it Matters for Research and Education 2. The Challenge for Researchers and Educators 3. The History and Contemporary Practices of Social/Collective Learning Part 2: Can Power be Engaged through Education and Research? 4. The Organisation and Dis-organisation of Power 5. Engaging with Power through Research Methodologies Part 3: Does Social Learning Lead to Social Movements? 6. Radical Educational Strategies 7. What Might Turn Social Learning into Social Movements? 8. What is Happening Today in Terms of Social Learning Becoming Social Movements ? Part 4: Can Public Spaces be Created and Sustained? 9. How do you get from Social Movements to Public Space? 10. Towards the Creation of Public Spaces Part 5: What can be Done Today? 11. New Rules for Research, Social Learning and Creating a Socially Just World 12. Making it Happen Conclusion