The Politics and Machinations of Education Research

International Case Studies

by Sue McGinty (Volume editor)
©2001 Textbook XV, 204 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 112


The Politics and Machinations of Education Research: International Case Studies brings together twelve education researchers from four countries – the United States, England, Australia, and Malaysia – to reflect on their experience of doing research. From large-scale national projects, to micro research within classrooms and communities, the political conduct and consequences subtly and not so subtly redefine the outcomes of the research. Each of the researchers shares the highs and lows of the experience and gives hints for the beginning researcher. This book is organized around three themes: political interventions; action research in schools; and cross-cultural research.


XV, 204
ISBN (Softcover)
Political intervention Action research Cross-cultural research Beginning researcher
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2001. XV, 204 pp.

Biographical notes

Sue McGinty (Volume editor)

The Editor: Sue McGinty is currently Director of Research at the School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University, Australia. She has worked in schools, adult education centers, and universities. She currently teaches research methods and trains professionals to be educators. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has since published in the area of cross cultural education. Her most recent book is Gender, Resilience, and Success at School (Peter Lang, 1999).


Title: The Politics and Machinations of Education Research