Educational Research

Educational Research: Networks and Technologies

Editors: Smeyers, Paul, Depaepe, Marc (Eds.)

  • Integrates IT, philosophy, and history of education in a unique, provocative way
  • Demonstrates how philosophical and historical approaches are relevant for the practice and theory of education
  • Combines the efforts of leading scholars in philosophy and history of education
  • Presents cases involving networks and technologies within the context of education and educational research
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About this book

There have always been networks in the context of educational research as well as particular technologies. Yet recent developments in ICT have put their mark on contemporary education and on educational research and more in general on knowledge and understanding. Does the ‘network society’ and its supporting technologies constitute a thoroughly radical innovation in social practice? Does information technology poison the minds of the younger generation? Do educational institutions have to be transformed in order to effectively serve the needs of the twenty-first century? And what are the implications of these changes for educational research and for researchers themselves?

In this book distinguished philosophers and historians of education focus on the way ‘networks’ and ‘technologies’ characterize education and educational research nowadays. Attention is paid for instance to online networks as ‘spaces’ and ‘places’ that are changing research practices and relations, to the involvement of the researcher in the moral debate, but also to particular educational technologies such as the use of experts’ advice concerning Internet use, the American True Love Waits movement and the practice of punishment in schools.

"This groundbreaking book records the intellectual struggles of a diverse and distinguished group of scholars as they come to grips with the changes in knowledge production, and modes of research communication, engendered by contemporary information and communications technology. The book performs a major service in placing the phenomenon of networks - their potentialities and also their dangers - squarely on our intellectual agenda."

D.C. Phillips, Professor Emeritus of Education and Philosophy, Stanford University

"In this book, a rich array of international scholars in the philosophy and history of education address a pressing concern in contemporary educational research  and educational practice: the impact of information technology and networks.  The authors are strikingly successful, both in explicating the effects of these changes on both domains and in subverting these effects by pointing out the ironies and continuities lodged beneath technology's veneer of utility and novelty."

David F. Labaree, Professor of Education, Stanford University

This publication is realized by the Research Community (FWO-Vlaanderen / Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium) Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education: Evaluation and Evolution of the Criteria for Educational Research. Also realized by the Research Community is Educational Research: Why "What Works" Doesn’t Work, which appeared in 2006.

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"This groundbreaking book records the intellectual struggles of a diverse and distinguished group of scholars as they come to grips with the changes in knowledge production, and modes of research communication, engendered by contemporary information and communications technology. The book performs a major service in placing the phenomenon of networks - their potentialities and also their dangers - squarely on our intellectual agenda."

D.C. Phillips, Professor Emeritus of Education and Philosophy, Stanford University

"In this book, a rich array of international scholars in the philosophy and history of education address a pressing concern in contemporary educational research  and educational practice: the impact of information technology and networks.  The authors are strikingly successful, both in explicating the effects of these changes on both domains and in subverting these effects by pointing out the ironies and continuities lodged beneath technology's veneer of utility and novelty."

David F. Labaree, Professor of Education, Stanford University


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Networks and Technologies: On the Continuity and Change of Educational Research and Practice

    Smeyers, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • www.thedevelopmentofknowledge.net

    Bridges, David (et al.)

    Pages 15-32

  • Networks, Information Politics and the New Paradigm of Social Production

    Peters, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-42

  • Networks as Spaces and Places: Their Importance for Educational Research Collaboration1

    Burbules, Nicholas C.

    Pages 43-54

  • The Role of Electronic Reading and Writing in Networking and in Educational Research: What Difference Does It Make?

    Lambeir, Bert (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6612-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7681-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educational Research: Networks and Technologies
Editors
  • Paul Smeyers
  • Marc Depaepe
Series Title
Educational Research
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6613-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6613-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6612-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7681-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 228
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