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Journal articles (4)
Collaborative inquiry driving leadership growth and school improvement Creative Education (2016)
Australia’s largest schooling system, the NSW Department of Education, is in a period of unprecedented change as the Department of Education initiates a range of reforms. One critical reform occurred in 2014 when the Department ...
Critical realism and theological critical realism: opportunities for dialogue Journal of Critical Realism, Alethia (2000)
The existence of a ‘religious’ strain of critical realism predating ‘secular’ critical realism was brought to the attention of the Bhaskar List by Tobin Nellhaus in June 2000 and raised by Doug Porpora at the ...
A critical realist perspective of education School of Education (2011)
This book clearly and comprehensively explores the capability of critical realism to throw new light on educational theory. It firstly investigates the convergence and divergence between two forms of critical realism, which have not previously ...
Book chapters (5)
Australian children’s perspectives on rights, responsibilities, and citizenship: implications for teacher practice and citizenship education Children as citizens? : international voices (2009)
The rights of children as citizens have become an increasing focus of international attention as the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is celebrated in 2009. Entitlement to respect ...
Implications of a critical realist perspective in education PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2002)
This thesis explores the implications of a critical realist perspective for the field of education. Areas of consonance and divergence between two traditions of critical realism which have previously not referenced each other are outlined. ...
Conference publications (6)
Children and young people’s perspectives on rights, responsibilities and citizenship in Australia Childhoods: children and youth in emerging and transforming societies: Childwatch International Citizenship Research Network (2005)
This presentation includes a brief overview of key cultural, historical and educational issues that have shaped discussions of citizenship in Australia. It reports the key findings from Australia as part of an international study focusing ...
The educational limits of critical realism? emancipation and rational agency in the compulsory years of schooling International Association of Critical Realism Conference (2004)
Critical realism is uniquely positioned to provide an antidote to the problems besetting contemporary educational research and pedagogy. However, while the emancipatory mission of CR is most helpful in reaffirming what education should ³be about², ...