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Accountability in Assessment Administration  

Arsaythamby Veloo and Ruzlan Md-Ali

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Action Research in Teacher Education  

Thomas Ryan

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article. Herein ... More

Anarchy and Qualitative Methods  

Abraham P. DeLeon

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Mar 2019
What is anarchist theory and practice? What does it mean when anarchists engage with qualitative research? Anarchism has a long-standing history within radical political action that has ... More

Approaches to Handling Common Response Styles and Issues in Educational Surveys  

Chester Chun Seng Kam and Xitao Fan

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Feb 2017
Survey has been a widely used data collection method for a variety of purposes in educational research. Although response styles have the potential to contaminate survey results, ... More

Arts-Based Research  

Janinka Greenwood

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Feb 2019
Arts-based research encompasses a range of research approaches and strategies that utilize one or more of the arts in investigation. Such approaches have evolved from understandings that ... More

Authentic Assessment  

Kim H. Koh

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Feb 2017
Authentic tasks replicate real-world challenges and standards of performance that experts or professionals typically face in the field. The term “authentic assessment” was first coined by ... More

Autoethnography  

Susanne Gannon

Autoethnography is an increasingly popular form of postpositivist narrative inquiry that has recently begun to appear in educational contexts. The multiple lineages of autoethnography ... More

Common Core Standards (U.S.)  

Patrick Shannon

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Jan 2018
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are part of a third wave of school reform in the United States. With accompanying tests, these standards combine calls for increased academic rigor, ... More

Comparative Case Study Research  

Lesley Bartlett and Frances Vavrus

Case studies in the field of education often eschew comparison. However, when scholars forego comparison, they are missing an important opportunity to bolster case studies’ theoretical ... More

Education and Media Discourses  

Nicole Mockler

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article. Over ... More

European Studies and Research in Adult Learning and Education  

Oriol Rios-Gonzalez

The European Commission launched a renewed agenda for adult learning with the objective of ensuring access to high-quality educational opportunities to adult learners for the promotion of ... More

Globalization of Educational Knowledge and Research  

Keita Takayama

Transnational flows of educational knowledge and research are fundamentally guided by the global geopolitics of knowledge—the historically constituted relations of power born out of the ... More

High-Stakes Assessment in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies  

Robert J. Sternberg

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Mar 2019
High-stakes assessment is playing an increasingly important role in higher education at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Such assessments are sometimes used for group ... More

Interviews and Interviewing in the Ethnography of Education  

Geoffrey Walford

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May 2018
Interviews are frequently used in ethnographic research, but it is argued that they pose particular difficulties in interpretation. While ethnographers are interested in understanding how ... More

Life Stories, Criminal Justice, and Caring Research  

Chrissie Rogers

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Jul 2018
In the context of offenders who have learning difficulties, autism, and/or social, emotional, and mental health problems, their families, and professionals who work with them, caring and ... More

Longitudinal Study of Teachers  

Clive Beck, Clare Kosnik, and Elizabeth Rosales

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Apr 2017
The longitudinal study of teachers gives a time perspective on the life and work of teachers, instead of just a snapshot at a particular point. The time period in question may be just a ... More

Moral and Character Education  

David Ian Walker and Stephen J. Thoma

At core, moral and character education aims to develop the moral person. How this end state develops has been hindered by interest from different theoretical positions, differences between ... More

Music Education Research  

Koji Matsunobu and Liora Bresler

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Mar 2019
From rites of passage to closer community bonding, the practice, enjoyment, exchange, and transmission of music—regardless of the setting—is an integral element of the history of human ... More

Practice-Focused Research in Initial Teacher Education  

Jane Abbiss and Eline Vanassche

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article. Teacher ... More

Qualitative Approaches to Studying Marginalized Communities  

Dana Moree

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Jul 2018
Marginalized populations are by definition composed of people who have fewer possibilities and options in their lives than those studying them. This fact has to be reflected before, ... More

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