Strategic uncertainties: ethics, politics and risk in contemporary educational research

Coombes, Phyllida and Danaher, Mike and Danaher, Patrick Alan, eds. (2004) Strategic uncertainties: ethics, politics and risk in contemporary educational research. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Qld. ISBN 1876682728

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Contemporary educational researchers encounter all kinds of ethical and political dilemmas and tensions in conducting research in postmodern contents. In doing so, they must engage with research as 'risky business', and they must enact strategies that will maximize benefits and minimize harm arising from their projects.

The chapters in this book elaborate the authors' respective and multiple efforts to embrace these challenges. Each chapter takes up in different ways the idea of Ian Stronach and Maggie MacLure (1997) that research is full of 'strategic uncertainties' that create opportunities to question, disrupt and transform existing experiences of marginalization. One chapter is about Japanese and Norwegian whaling, one about research with English Gypsies and one about Venezuelan fairground people; other chapters depict research about Australian education. All the chapters demonstrate the international relevance of their research.

The 14 chapters are divided into four sections:

Research language and literacies;
Research collaborations
Researching environments and spaces;
Researching technologies.
Strategic Uncertainties contains theoretically framed and methodologically rigorous reflections on many of the ethic and political risks in educational research in the early 21st century, as well as practical strategies for engaging with those risks.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2008 12:48
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 01:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborations, educational research, ethics, environments, language, literacies, politics, spaces, strategic uncertainties, technologies
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5001 Applied ethics > 500107 Professional ethics

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