The Wicked Problems of Researching Within the Educational Margins: Some Possibilities and Problems

Mulligan, Deborah L. and Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2289-7774 (2020) The Wicked Problems of Researching Within the Educational Margins: Some Possibilities and Problems. In: Researching Within the Educational Margins: Strategies for Communicating and Articulating Voices. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 23-39. ISBN 978-3-030-48844-4

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Abstract

Strategies for conceptualising researching within the educational margins abound. One such strategy is to mobilise the notion of wicked problems, which help to understand manifestations of educational marginalisation as multicausal and multifaceted, and as defying simplified problem-solving and “one size fits all” approaches, focusing instead on the contextualised specificities attending the phenomenon, and on analysing the multiple and sometimes competing interactions among, and interests of, the stakeholders.

This chapter portrays selected possibilities and problems related to conceptualising educational marginalisation as wicked problems. A selective account of the defining features of wicked problems is followed by examples of this concept being deployed to investigate such marginalisation, while acknowledging the constraints associated with this deployment.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 00:24
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 07:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational marginalisation, Entangled problems, Super wicked problems, Tame problems, Wicked problems
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48845-1_2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39807

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