Critical Perspectives on the Organization and Improvement of Schooling

Critical Perspectives on the Organization and Improvement of Schooling

The work that all of us share with you here is far from the last word on what the
critical perspective is all about and what its implications are for the organization
and improvement of schooling. For one thing, we have deliberately omitted the ...

Author: Kenneth A. Sirotnik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400942295

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Major "paradigm shifts"-replacing one "world view" with another regarding what constitutes appropriate knowledge do not happen over night. Centuries usually intervene in the process. Even minor shifts admitting alternative world views into the domain of legitimate knowledge producing theory and practice-require decades of controversy, especially, it seems to us, in the field of education. It has only been in the last 20 years or so that the educational research community has begun to accept the "scientific" credibility of the qualitative approaches to inquiry such as participant observation, case study, ethnogra phy, and the like. In fact, these methods, with their long and distinguished philosophical traditions in phenomenology, have really only come into their own within the last decade. The critical perspective on generating and evaluating knowledge and practice-what this book is mostly about-is in many ways a radical depar ture from both the more traditional quantitative and qualitative perspec tives. The traditional approaches, in fact, are far more similar to one another than they are to the critical perspective. This is the case, in our view, for one crucial reason: Both the more quantitative, empirical-analytic and qualitative, interpretive traditions share a fundamental epistemological commitment: they both eschew ideology and human interests as explicit components in their paradigms of inquiry. Ideology and human interests, however, are the "bread and butter" of a critical approach to inquiry.
Categories: Education



According to this approach while some substitution is possible between certain
elements of natural capital and manufactured capital, many elements of natural
capital provide non-substitutable services to the economy. These 'critical' natural


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120352193

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Development economics is a branch of study that focuses on improving the economies of developing countries examining both macroeconomic and microeconomic factors relating to the structure of a developing economy. The main objective of the book is to present major issues of development economies. It takes up an analysis of the limitations of accumulation-centric growth process and introduces the readers to alternative development paradigms along with their critics. Organised into fourteen chapters, the initial chapters discuss historical background of less developed economies, post-colonial development patterns in the context of establishment of the World Bank, the IMF and the GATT, economic models like classical development ideas, Marxian model, the Marginalist economies, Alfred Marshall and the neoclassical school and ideas of Keynes. The book skillfully explains some of the development macro models based on industry-agriculture interactions, structure of agriculture, population and role of market and state in economic development. The later chapters delve on capability approaches to development and thematic deficiency of traditional development economics, and relation between inequality, poverty and development. In this context the book takes up the analysis of the concept of ‘Development Management’ and its application to less developed economies.
Categories: Business & Economics

The New Counter insurgency Era in Critical Perspective

The New Counter insurgency Era in Critical Perspective

Authors from both the critical and orthodox perspectives use the book series to
reappraise some of the fundamental questions facing societiesonhow todeal
withand interpret organised violence. Many of the books in the series are
comparative, ...

Author: Celeste Ward Gventer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137336941

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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The notion of counter-insurgency has become a dominant paradigm in American and British thinking about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This volume brings together international academics and practitioners to evaluate the broader theoretical and historical factors that underpin COIN, providing a critical reappraisal of counter-insurgency thinking.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Phonics And The Teaching Of Reading A Critical Perspective

Understanding Phonics And The Teaching Of Reading  A Critical Perspective

Critical Perspectives Goouch, Kathy, Lambirth, Andrew. practice for which they
are destined? While the policy can be prescribed or recommended to the point of
de facto prescription, it must still submit to negotiation at the level of participation

Author: Goouch, Kathy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335222261

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This groundbreaking book offers critical perspectives on the teaching of reading and phonics, openly challenging contemporary policy in both England and the US.
Categories: Education

Cultural Knowledge A Critical Perspective on the Concept as a Foundation for Respect for Cultural Differences

Cultural Knowledge   A Critical Perspective on the Concept as a Foundation for Respect for Cultural Differences

2.1 CRITICAL MANAGEMENT RESEARCH In this part of the book all
methodological considerations and the collection and analysis of qualitative data
is outlined. In order to answer the RQ, the study adopts the critical approach in an
attempt ...

Author: Katharina Pilhofer

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 9783842862630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

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This book engages in a critical reading of cultural knowledge. By cultural knowledge I refer to cultural dimensions as introduced by Geert Hofstede, Edward T. Hall and Fons Trompenaars. Their research has manifold been taught to individuals who will face an intercultural setting in their business career at some point in the future. It aims to create understanding for cultural differences in order to decrease emotional discomfort and enhance (business) success of those who acquire the knowledge. At the same time it claims to present a foundation for respect for cultural differences since it gives (an imaginative) room to them. If one studies the knowledge (s)he will be aware of cultural differences and therefore treat them with respect. The book is composed of two perspectives on cultural knowledge. In a first step the book turns to post-colonial theory. Post-colonialism argues how a Western perspective has framed cultural identities and how these representations are flawed by colonial thinking. In a second step a Levinasian perspective is taken on cultural knowledge. The French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas was deeply concerned with our way of approaching the Other. He understood the Other to be incomprehensible to our understanding. The Other’s otherness cannot be „grasped“ by framing her/him into categories. He argued that every encounter is of ethical nature and encouraged each individual to show infinite re-sponsibility (responsebility) towards the Other that is not confined by any pre-knowledge. The book concludes that cultural knowledge has been exposed to significant limitations. These limitations are mainly a product of control interests. Individuals who acquire cultural knowledge and are not (made) aware of its limitations face consequences that may compromise their respect for cultural differences. Even though cultural knowledge presents itself as foundation for respect, it prioritizes understanding for the sake of control. As a consequence respectful representations are not given and respect for cultural differences is only supported as long as it does not threaten control. Ultimately, this book shall present a plea for trainers and teachers of cultural knowledge to become acquainted with the limitations, reflect on them and forward this knowledge to their students. It shall also encourage researchers of cultural differences and other scholars to reflect and perhaps improve on it.
Categories: Business & Economics

Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective

Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective

On the one hand it may undermine the critical side of Northern theory, however
marginal it may be, and also gloss over crucial political and economic differences
between developed countries. On the other hand the notion of Southern Theory ...

Author: Marcel Paret

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317127291

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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From the Arab Uprising, to anti-austerity protests in Europe and the US Occupy Movement, to uprisings in Brazil and Turkey, resistance from below is flourishing. Whereas analysts have tended to look North in their analysis of the recent global protest wave, this volume develops a Southern perspective through a deep engagement with the case of South Africa, which has experienced widespread popular resistance for more than a decade. Combining critical theoretical perspectives with extensive qualitative fieldwork and rich case studies, Southern Resistance in Critical Perspective situates South Africa’s contentious democracy in relation to both the economic insecurity of contemporary global capitalism and the constantly shifting political terrain of post-apartheid nationalism. The analysis integrates worker, community and political party organizing into a broader narrative of resistance, bridging historical divisions between social movement studies, labor studies and political sociology.
Categories: Social Science

The Critical Perspective Spenser and Shakespeare

The Critical Perspective  Spenser and Shakespeare

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: UOM:39015014143252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 6591

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Lengthy experts from twentieth-century criticism of the principal British and American authors from the Middle Ages to the end of the Victorian era
Categories: Literary Criticism

Manifesto of the Critical Theory of Society and Religion 3 Vols

Manifesto of the Critical Theory of Society and Religion  3 Vols

INTRODUCTION This three volume Manifesto ofthe Critical Theory ofSociety and
Religion: The Wholly Other, Liberation, Happiness, and the Rescue of the
Hopeless is the magnum opus of the life and work of Rudolf J. Siebert, Professor
of ...

Author: Rudolf Siebert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004184367

Category: Social Science

Page: 1

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The Manifesto develops further the Critical Theory of Religion intrinsic to the Critical Theory of Society of the Frankfurt School into a new paradigm of the Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Theology of Religion. Its central theme is the theodicy problem in the context of late capitalist society and its globalization.
Categories: Social Science

Minimal Art

Minimal Art

In this important work, Frances Colpitt chronicles the Minimal art movement of the 1960s.

Author: Frances Colpitt


ISBN: 029597236X

Category: Art

Page: 270

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In this important work, Frances Colpitt chronicles the Minimal art movement of the 1960s. Maintaining the original spirit of the period--enthusiasm for innovation and a passionate commitment to intellectual inquiry--Colpitt provides an excellent documentary history that is both thorough and nonpartisan. Using a metacritical approach that embraces critical writings of the artists themselves, interviews by herself and the others, and a generous sampling of illustrations, Colpitt sets foth the issues and arguments and identifies key concepts that are crucial to an understanding of Minimal art. These include the frequent use of industrial materials and techniques; nonrelational principles of composition; and theoretical issues of scale, presence and thatricality. Also discussed are issues of abstraction, illusion, and reductionism as revealed in the writing and artistic productions of such leading innovators as Frank Stella, Donald Judd, and Robert Morris, among others. An appendix lists major exhibitions and reviews.
Categories: Art

The Critical Perspective Georgian

The Critical Perspective  Georgian

Lengthy experts from twentieth-century criticism of the principal British and American authors from the Middle Ages to the end of the Victorian era

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 0877547947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 6591

View: 903

Lengthy experts from twentieth-century criticism of the principal British and American authors from the Middle Ages to the end of the Victorian era
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Perspectives On Educational Leadership

Critical Perspectives On Educational Leadership

Angus is critical of the recent corporatist views of leadership which, while
acknowledging the importance of values and culture, nevertheless assume
unequal power relationships to be perfectly natural. Arguing from a feminist
perspective, ...

Author: John Smyth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135388591

Category: Education

Page: 256

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First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education

Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education

Selwyn. Introduction Critical analyses of technology and education appear to be
enjoying a modest renaissance of late. A few conferences in this area have
recently chosen “A Critical Perspective” (or similar sentiment) as their stated

Author: Scott Bulfin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137385451

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 971

This book offers critical readings of issues in education and technology and demonstrates how researchers can use critical perspectives from sociology, digital media, cultural studies, and other fields to broaden the "ed-tech" research imagination, open up new topics, ask new questions, develop theory, and articulate an agenda for informed action.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Mental Health

Critical Perspectives on Mental Health

... ofcausation ofmental distress and itis difficult tosee how any additional
theoretical perspective could truly add anything ... of theoretical guidelines which
maybe applied toany combinationof theories toaid constructive critical
consideration ...

Author: Vicki Coppock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135358419

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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Over the last forty years, there have been numerous attempts to critique the theory and practice of mental health care. Taking its lead from anti-psychiatry, Critical Perspectives on Mental Health seeks to explore and evaluate the claims of mainstream mental health ideologies and to establish what implications the critiques of these perspectives have for practice. This text will be essential reading for students and those working in the social work and mental health care professions.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Critical Perspectives on Jean Rhys

Critical Perspectives on Jean Rhys

I give a full account of Rhys's books and the criticism devoted to them in my
forthcoming Garland bibliography . Finally , the name of the heroine of Good
Morning , Midnight is Sasha ( not Sacha ) Jansen - a proof - reading error for
which I ...

Author: Pierrette M. Frickey

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 0894100599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing

The emergence of an interpretive tradition paved the way for the acceptance of
critical theory in the Journal of Consumer Research (Murray and Ozanne, 1991).
Although critical theory dates back to 1930 when the philosopher Max ...

Author: Russell W. Belk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847204127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 359

A rare and much needed compilation of some thought-provoking papers in the area of qualitative research in marketing, this book is a must have for anyone pursuing the discipline of marketing research, scholars intent on the pursuit of qualitative inquiry as well as practising professionals looking for innovative approaches to research. Global Business Review Belk has compiled an exhaustive collection of contributions from scholars and practitioners throughout North America and Europe. . . . This extremely informative volume spans the full array of qualitative research areas. . . . Highly recommended. S.D. Clark, Choice The Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing offers both basic and advanced treatments intended to serve academics, students, and marketing research professionals. The 42 chapters begin with a history of qualitative methods in marketing by Sidney Levy and continue with detailed discussions of current thought and practice in: research paradigms such as grounded theory and semiotics research contexts such as advertising and brands data collection methods such as projectives and netnography data analysis methods such as metaphoric and visual analyses presentation topics such as videography and reflexivity applications such as ZMET applied to Broadway plays and depth interviews with executives special issues such as multi-sited ethnography and research on sensitive topics. Authors include leading scholars and practitioners from North America and Europe. They draw on a wealth of experience using well-established as well as emerging qualitative research methods. The result is a thorough, timely, and useful Handbook that will educate, inspire, and serve as standard reference for marketing academics and practitioners alike.
Categories: Business & Economics

Marketing Discourse

Marketing Discourse

This book is an attempt to rest the balance, articulating a social critique and evaluation of marketing.

Author: Per Skålén

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0203932994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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The marketing discipline has been dominated by managerial research that has never really been counterbalanced by a systematic critical analysis which is problematic given the assumed legitimization of the managerialism that has ensued. This book is an attempt to rest the balance, articulating a social critique and evaluation of marketing. The book offers a critical survey of the most important contributions to managerial marketing discourse from the earliest twentieth century onwards, covering traditions of research such as scientific selling, marketing management and service marketing and drawing from Michel Foucault’s understanding of power and Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe’s Discourse Theory. The analysis reveals that managerial marketing discourse has promoted a government of organizations that is centred around the customer and that the shifts and turning points in this rationality through time signify more fundamental shifts in emphasis in the type of power promoted by marketing discourse and the subject positions is ascribes to people.
Categories: Business & Economics



Author: Michael John Baker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415249880

Category: Marketing

Page: 712

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Categories: Marketing