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    Research as Praxis

    Patti Lather
    The author, who is concerned with the methodological implications of critical theory, explores issues in the developing area of emancipatory research. She defines the concept of research as praxis, “examines it in the context of social science research, and discusses examples of empirical research designed to advance emancipatory knowledge. The primary objective of this essay is to help researchers involve the researched in a democratized process of inquiry characterized by negotiation, reciprocity, empowerment — research as praxis.

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    Fall 1986 Issue


    Teacher Education and the Politics of Engagement
    The Case for Democratic Schooling
    Henry A. Giroux and Peter McLaren
    A Parable of Schooling and Destiny
    Nicholas C. Burbules
    Research as Praxis
    Patti Lather
    The Design of Spelling
    Valerie Yule
    Learning in Small Moments
    Daniel Meier
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