Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods

Curriculum, Schooling and Applied Research

Challenges and Tensions for Researchers

Editors: Donovan, Jenny, Trimmer, Karen, Flegg, Nick (Eds.)

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  • Illuminates the challenges teachers face in the process of managing change
  • Analyses the tensions that encroach on research-based change 
  • Spans across disciplinary and conceptual boundaries 
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This book explores how teachers can navigate the complex process of managing change within the classroom. The chapters highlight the new challenges that have arisen with the emergence and introduction of educational technology as teachers find themselves having to be responsive to the needs and demands of multiple stakeholders. Traversing a range of conceptual, disciplinary and methodological boundaries, the editors and contributors investigate the tensions that impinge on research-based change and how to integrate directed changes into their education system and classroom. Subsequently, this volume argues that posing these questions leads to increased understanding of the possible long term effects of educational change, and how teachers can know whether their solutions are effective. 

About the authors

Jenny Donovan is Lecturer in Science Education and in Writing Doctoral Literature Reviews in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on the motivation and capacity primary children have to explore and learn about the 'big ideas' of science such as atomic-molecular theory, and genes and DNA.
Karen A. Trimmer is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research interests include decision-making by school principals, policy and governance, social justice impacts of policy, Indigenous participation in higher education and political pressures on rigorous and ethical research.
 Nick Flegg was Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His research interests include exploring the concept of Mathematics Anxiety in school children. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Educational Innovation: Challenges of Conducting and Applying Research in Schools

    Pages 1-17

    Trimmer, Karen (et al.)

  • The Long March towards School Improvement in France: Paradoxes, Tensions and Adjustments between Bottom-up Innovations and Top-down Policies

    Pages 21-40

    Normand, Romuald

  • The Unintended Impact of Regulatory Compliance: The Case of Pre-service Teacher Preparation to Teach Integrated Math-science Education under No Child Left Behind

    Pages 41-75

    Padró, Fernando F. (et al.)

  • An Educated Nation: Governmental Policy and Early Childhood Education in America

    Pages 77-102

    Nerren, Jannah

  • Innovation and Research in the Danish Public School

    Pages 103-118

    Rasmussen, Palle (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Curriculum, Schooling and Applied Research
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Tensions for Researchers
Editors
  • Jenny Donovan
  • Karen Trimmer
  • Nick Flegg
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48822-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48822-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48821-5
Series ISSN
2662-7345
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 275
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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