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A Methodological Conundrum: Comparing Schools in Scotland and England

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-208
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Published3 Apr 2015

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This article considers a conundrum in research methodology; the fact that, in the main, you have to use a social science-based research methodology if you want to look at what goes on in a classroom. This article proposes an alternative arts-based research method instead based on the work of Eisner, and before him Dewey, where one can use the more traditional critical, close reading techniques that are usually associated with a degree in English. We look at a case study English lesson to illustrate and explore how this may be done.

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