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  • Educational Researchby Paul Smeyers

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    This book focuses on the language of educational research as well as on the language of education. It conceives both as social practices and investigates how rhetoric plays a part in the complex process of historically situated argumentation. The book aims to answer such questions as: 'What is the nature of the arguments and the kinds of sources... more...

  • Educational Researchby Paul Smeyers; Marc Depaepe

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Education and educational research are concerned with 'what works', to the exclusion of all other considerations. This book focuses on the problematical nature of the search for 'what works' in educational contexts, in practice as well as in theory. more...

  • Educational Researchby Paul Smeyers; Marc DePaepe

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    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... more...

  • Educational Research, 3by Paul Smeyers; Marc DePaepe

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on 'educationalization' to expand its meaning through an engagement with educational theory. This book discusses topics such as the family and the child, the 'learning society', citizenship education, widening participation in higher education, progressive education, and schooling movements such as No Child Left Behind. more...

  • Linear Isentropic Oscillations of Starsby Paul Smeyers; Tim Van Hoolst

    Springer 2011; US$ 219.00

    The study of stellar oscillations is the preeminent way to investigate the stability of stars and to interpret their variability. The theory of the linear, isentropic oscillations of isolated gaseous stars, and thus of compressible spherically symmetric equilibrium configurations, has largely been developed from the viewpoint of the hypothesis of the... more...

  • Educational Research - the Ethics and Aesthetics of Statisticsby Paul Smeyers; Marc DePaepe

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Statistics are everywhere. Their power and their undoubted efficacy in many areas have given rise to faith in measurement and metrics. More of them will tell us all that we need to know. Their use carries with it a number of presuppositions: that reality can be satisfactorily represented and that it can be controlled or the risks managed. The papers... more...

  • Educational Researchby Paul Smeyers; Marc Depaepe

    Springer 2012; US$ 139.00

    The closely argued and provocative contributions to this volume challenge psychology's hegemony as an interpretive paradigm in a range of social contexts such as education and child development. They start from the core observation that modern psychology has successfully penetrated numerous domains of society in its quest to develop a properly... more...

  • Educational Research: Material Culture and Its Representationby Paul Smeyers; Marc Depaepe

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This collection discusses and illustrates how educational research is affected by the economic, institutional and physical contingencies of its time, and in our time even increasingly is driven by them. It is argued that the antidote to this is, however, not to aspire to ?thought itself?, but instead to do justice to its own rootedness in the ?material?,... more...

  • Understanding Education and Educational Researchby Paul Smeyers; Richard Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    Argues that good educational research is often in essence philosophical rather than a matter of conventional 'research methods'. more...

  • The Therapy of Educationby Professor Paul Standish; Professor Paul Smeyers; Professor Richard Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00

    The idea of education as therapy goes back to ancient times. Today, it is understood that the role of the teacher comprises aspects of therapy directed towards the child. But to what extent should this relationship be developed, and what are its concomitant responsibilities? This book offers a challenging philosophical approach to these issues. more...