Beyond Empiricism: On Criteria for Educational Research

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Paul Smeyers, Marc Depaepe
Leuven University Press, 2003 - Education - 269 pages
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Contents

Foreword
7
Educational Research as a Social Discourse
16
Constructing the Eden of our earthly existence Empiricism
53
Performativity
65
Journals and the making of experts and educational knowledge
81
From schools of thinking to genres of writing New roles
93
Bas Levering Utrecht University The Netherlands
105
Jorge Ramos do O University of Lisbon Portugal
117
The concept of truth in educational theory
167
Some philosophical insights
181
Reappraising scepticism
195
Causality and indeterminism in educational research
207
The politicoethical choices
221
Personal autonomy authenticity and the intrinsic valuation
237
Identity politics and the idea
247
Ethical problems of community in educational research
257

The case of German
141

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About the author (2003)

Paul Smeyers is Research Professor for Philosophy of Education at Ghent University and Extraordinary Professor at KU Leuven, both in Belgium, and Honorary Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He teaches philosophy of education and methodology of qualitative/interpretative research methods. He is President of the International Network of Philosophers of Education and link-convenor for Network 13, Philosophy of Education of the European Educational Research Association. Since January 2014 he has been the editor of Ethics and Education.

Marc Depaepe is Professor of History of Education at the University of Leuven.

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