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dc.contributor.authorThrupp, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-29T01:55:12Z
dc.date.available2012-03-29T01:55:12Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationThrupp, M. (2010). The politics of being an educational researcher: minimising the harm done by research. Waikato Journal of Education, 15(2), 119-133.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1173-6135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6165
dc.description.abstractResearchers have an obligation to reflect on the politics of their research and of whose interests it serves in order to take steps to minimise it being used in damaging ways. This article uses the problem of the "politics of blame"-- the way governments attempt to construct student or institutional "underperformance" or "failure" as the clear responsibility of schools and teachers--to illustrate the importance of researchers stepping back from specific research agendas to consider the overall positioning of their research. The case of the politics of blame illustrates the importance of researchers taking an independent stance rather than being steered too much by what is fashionable to research or what has political support from government. The article makes some suggestions about how researchers can take steps to pre-empt their research being used in damaging ways.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.rights© 2010 Waikato Journal of Education. It is posted here by permission for personal use.en_NZ
dc.subjectresearchen_NZ
dc.subjectpoliticsen_NZ
dc.subjecteducation policyen_NZ
dc.titleThe politics of being an educational researcher: minimising the harm done by research.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.15663/wje.v15i2.118
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page119en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35327
pubs.end-page133en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume15en_NZ


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