Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Researching practice to change the world

COMPLICATED CONVERSATIONS ABOUT EDUCATION IN INTERNATIONAL ‘DEVELOPMENT’ POLICY PROCESSES – WHO’S INVOLVED; WHO SHOULD BE INVOLVED?

19 March 2015

Boundaries between policymakers, practitioners and researchers in areas of education and international ‘development’ – and arguably beyond – have become increasingly contested in recent decades. So have those between policy formation, documents and implementation. This presentation will explore some epistemological and operational aspects of researching policy as a practice. Dr McCormick will reflect on her experiences from doctoral and postdoctoral research in diverse international ‘development’ contexts, and as part of a policy research team in the Sydney branch of an international non-government organisation. In these reflections, she will consider how elements of critical discourse analysis methodologies have provided conceptual tools, especially for navigating approaches to issues of power and representation in policy processes. These have, in turn, informed different stages of the research process: the identification but also the conception of participants, or ‘informants’; interviewing and observation; analysis; and the creation of and contribution to knowledge, including how that is reported.

Event details


Researching practice to change the world: complicated conversations about education in international ‘development’ policy processes – who’s involved; who should be involved?

Where Room 432, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
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When

19 March 2015


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