Constas, Mark A., "The Changing Nature of Educational Research and a Critique of Postmodernism," Educational Researcher, 27(March, 1998), 26-33.*


Mark A. Constas


Explains postmodernism and its influence on educational research; discusses three problems it poses--distinction, expistemological genre, and procedural infomality; critiques its reluctance to arrive at conclusions, to suggest practical implications, and to fall victim to its own desire to free inquiry from oppressive conditions.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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