Madness in our Method? Reconstructing critical educational

Year: 1992

Author: McWilliam, Erica

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper explores current methodological challenges to critical educational research. It draws on the researcher's own doctoral research project in teacher education to examine some implications of moving beyond modernist notions of methodological "purity". A case is made for straddling critical and postmodernist agendas by means of an interrogative text which is appropriately "untidy" because it seeks to destabilise rather than to quest after certitude.