School effectiveness research: an ideological commitment?
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) School effectiveness research: an ideological commitment? JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION, 33 (2). pp. 253-268. ISSN 0309-8249Full text not available from this repository.
As the international momentum of the school effectiveness movement continues, its exponents remain largely impervious to criticism. This paper argues that while they may not readily align themselves with the individualistic aspects of Conservative social philosophy, their methodology necessarily secretes an atomised social ontology. The charge of ideological commitment rests on the fact that the essentially positivist epistemology employed by school effectiveness researchers presupposes an ontology of closed systems and atomistic events. Thus any notion of the structuring of life-chances is automatically ruled out of court, The reciprocity of social ontology and methodology is explored in order to account for the myopia of the school effectiveness movement.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 253-268|
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