Explorations of Educational Purpose

Critical Praxis Research

Breathing New Life into Research Methods for Teachers

Authors: Kress, Tricia M.

  • Applies the tenets of critical pedagogy to research in a way that is both theoretical and practical
  • Provides students with a strong conceptual knowledge base about critical research in an engaging way that allows readers to connect with the text
  • Provides reflective questions and writing activities following each chapter helping readers in designing and conducting Critical Praxis Research Rather than prescribe “how-to” do research, the texts leads readers to design research that is suited for who they are (identity), where they are (context), and what they hope to accomplish by conducting critical research (purpose) Provides readers with actual examples of CPR in action
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Critical Praxis Research (CPR) is a teacher research methodology designed to bridge the divide between practitioner and scholar, drawing together many strands to explain the research process not just as something teacher researchers do, but as a fundamental part of who teacher researchers are. Emphasizing the researcher over the method, CPR embraces and amplifies the skills and passions teachers naturally bring to their research endeavours.

Emerging from the tradition of critical pedagogy, Critical Praxis Research: Breathing New Life into Research Methods for Teachers transcends longstanding debates over quantitative vs. qualitative and scholar vs. practitioner research. The text examines the histories and current applications of common methodologies and re-conceptualizes the ways that these methodologies can be used to enhance teachers’ identities as practitioners and researchers. It also provides a critical examination of the role of Institutional Review Boards, and explores the complexity and ethics of data collection, data analysis, and writing.

Through guiding questions and writing prompts, the author encourages readers to think through the process of design and conducting CPR. The text is theoretically rich, but written in an accessible style infused with metaphor, irony, and humour. Critical Praxis Research: Breathing New Life into Research Methods for Teachers is both instructive and uplifting, sending the message that research is difficult but also joyful, like life itself.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Critical Praxis Research?

    Kress, Tricia M.

    Pages 3-15

  • Stages of Grief and Bringing Joy Back to Inquiry

    Kress, Tricia M.

    Pages 17-33

  • Positivist Research, Death of the Self

    Kress, Tricia M.

    Pages 35-49

  • Qualitative Research: The Researcher in a Comatose State

    Kress, Tricia M.

    Pages 51-63

  • CPR: Breathing New Life into Research Methods for Teachers

    Kress, Tricia M.

    Pages 65-77

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1790-9
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Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1789-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3804-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Praxis Research
Book Subtitle
Breathing New Life into Research Methods for Teachers
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1790-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1790-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1789-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3804-1
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 258
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