The five Rs of educational research

Ivor Goodson

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This article proposes a series of ideas to guide future education research and thinking about education, formulated as the 5Rs: remembering, regression, reconceptualisation, reflection, and renewal. Together they can provide at least a partial antidote to the dubious and damaging educational rhetoric associated with the promotion and normalisation of the neoliberal order. Identifying them, and acting on them, represents a useful step towards the 6thR: resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalPower and Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015


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