Lather, Patti, "Scientific Research in Education: A Critical Perspective," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Fall, 2004), 14-30.
Takes up the issue of governmental legislating of particular forms of scientific research methods, argues for critical action to counter this trend, and discusses three ways of doing this.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study
Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum
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