Introducing Critical Theory. ERSH 7400 Kathy Roulston The University of Georgia. Interpretivism Research to understand Read situation in terms of interaction and community Accepts the status quo . Critical theory Research to challenge
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The University of Georgia
Research to understand
Read situation in terms of interaction and community
Accepts the status quo
Research to challenge
Reads situation in terms of conflict and oppression
Research that seeks change
(Crotty, 1998, p.113)
Educational sociologists: What happens outside of the minds of individual learners?
- Hegemonic state
Social Transformation theories
Critical social theory
How are the values and behaviors of the society transmitted in a school?
- Explains how best to transmit knowledge of skills
- Does not question what or whose knowledge
(Bowles & Gintis)
Critique: doesn’t explain resistance; pessimistic; doesn’t investigate domination based on ethnicity or gender