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International Journal of Educational Research

Volume 23, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Chapter 1 Attitudes towards education research knowledge and policymaking among American and Australian school principals

    Lawrence J Saha, Bruce J Biddle & Don S Anderson

    In-depth interviews and standardized questionnaires were administered to samples of school principals in Australia (ACT and South Australia, N = 39) and the United States (Missouri, N = 81) about... More

    pp. 113-126

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  2. Chapter 2 Qualitative research and implementation evaluation: A path to organizational learning

    Ray C Rist & M.Kathleen Joyce

    Beyond gaining knowledge to better meet specified objectives, managers desperately need information to generate new learning which might move their organizations beyond standard though processes,... More

    pp. 127-136

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  3. Chapter 3 The haphazard connection: Social science and public policy

    Carol H Weiss

    This chapter explores the history of social science knowledge utilization in America. Four main functions that social science serves for government officials are discussed. The chapter suggests... More

    pp. 137-150

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  4. Chapter 4 Empirical research as solution and problem: Two narratives of knowledge use

    Robert Donmoyer

    Human beings make sense of experiences by telling stories. Stories tell us what things mean, what things matter and how we should live our lives. Particularly important stories are those which... More

    pp. 151-168

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  5. Chapter 5 The purposes of arts-based educational research

    Thomas Barone

    The author describes the confusion surrounding postmodern conceptions of social science, including the blurring of traditional distinctions between science and art. He argues that the disinction is... More

    pp. 169-180

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  6. Chapter 6 The uses of curriculum knowledge: Notes on hermeneutics

    William F Pinar & Douglas McKnight

    The purpose of educational research is to provide understanding. One tradition of research that provides understanding is known as hermeneutics. Hermeneutics involves the study of the... More

    pp. 181-190

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