publication . Article . 2014

Making a difference - in theory - in Sweden and the UK

Allan, Julie;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Sep 2014 Journal: Education Inquiry, volume 5, page 24,609 (eissn: 2000-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
This article considers the place of theory within education in two contexts – Sweden and the UK – and advances the argument that both governments and academics themselves have contributed to a ‘theoryless’ education. Examples are offered from the fate of education science in Sweden and, in the UK, from responses to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and from the actions of a group of independent academics charged with producing guidelines for assessing qualitative research. Work with the Council of Europe in which theory was used to guide discussions with Government Ministers is described and the paper ends with some proposals for enabling academics to enga...
Subjects
free text keywords: Education theory, Sociology, Citation, Pedagogy, Qualitative research, Teacher education, Ontology, Government, Cultural pluralism, Research Excellence Framework, educational theory; difference; ethics; Levinas; Derrida
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publication . Article . 2014

Making a difference - in theory - in Sweden and the UK

Allan, Julie;