THE GROWTH OF EDUCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE - CREATING YOUR OWN LIVING EDUCATIONAL THEORIES. Part One, 1973 to 1993.

 

(The Growth of Educational Knowledge was originally published by Hyde Publications in 1993)

 

The story of my educational development is focused on two connected threads of my life of educational enquiry.The first is my experience of existing as a living contradiction within the disciplinary and legitimating powers of my workplace, the University of Bath. The second is my published papers. You can access both the papers and narrative below. The published papers are in italics, the narratives in bold. The paper on Creating a Living Educational Theory from Questions of the Kind, 'How do I improve my practice?', from a 1989 issue of the Cambridge Journal of Education, is perhaps the most influential of these publications. For the sake of completeness I have also included as an Appendix my 1988 Presidential Address to the British Educational Research Association. This was not included in the original text of the growth of educational knowledge.

 

CONTENTS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                                

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/0con.pdf

 

RELATING TO YOU

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/0you.pdf

 

PART 1 THE GROWTH OF EDUCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING

ABOUT POWER                                                                                                                                   

 

1    1977 Improving learning in Schools - an in-service problem                                            

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/1ins77.pdf

 

2            1976  Living contradictions -  I am  a University Academic. I am not.       

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/2ten.pdf

 

3            1980 In-service Education, The Knowledge-Base of Education

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/3ins80.pdf

 

4            1980    Living contradictions -  I am a creative academic.  I am not a creative academic. I can question the judgements of examiners. I  cannot question .

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/4PhD.pdf

 

5 1985 An analysis of an individual's educational development - the basis for personally orientated action research.

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/5anal.pdf

 

6 1987   Living contradictions - My writings are consistent with my duties as a University  Academic . No they are not.

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/6disc.pdf

 

7            1989 Creating living educational theories from questions of the kind, 'How do I improve my practice?'

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/7livth.pdf

 

8            1990 How do I improve my Professional Practice as an Academic and Educational Manager? A dialectical analysis of an individual's educational development and a basis for socially orientated action research

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/8wc90.pdf

 

 

9             1991    The actions of a Senate Working Party on a Matter of Academic Freedom.

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/9senwp.pdf

 

10 1992 Paper -  How can my philosophy of action research transform and improve my professional practice and produce a good social order?   A response to Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt.

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/10wc92.pdf

 

PART 2  - THE ACTION RESEARCH LITERATURE FROM AROUND THE WORLD

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/pt2.pdf

 

PART 3  - EDUCATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

 

ERICA HOLLEY, http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/14Erica.pdf

                                           

MOIRA LAIDLAW http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/15Moira.pdf

 

PEGGY KOK http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/16Peg.pdf

 

 

PART 4 - INTO THE MARKET PLACE

 

WORKING WITH LOCAL AUTHORITY MANAGERS, 1991-1993

http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/17man.pdf

 

 

ACTION PLANNING FOR MY FUTURE 1993-2009 http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/18fut.pdf

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY http://www.actionresearch.net/bk93/19bib.pdf

 

 

APPENDIX:  How Do We Improve Research-based Professionalism in Education?-A question which includes action research, educational theory and the politics of educational knowledge. Text of Presidential Address to the British Educational Research Association at the University of East Anglia, 1 September 1988. British Educational Research Journal, Vol. 15, No.1, pp. 3-17, 1989. Retrieved 5 May 2004 from http://www.actionresearch.net//writings/jwberapres.html