[ITL-CAD] HERD special issue
bm.grant at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Mar 7 09:45:13 EST 2012
Here is a call for papers for a special issue of HERD that should right up some of your alleys!
The role of the disciplines: alternative methodologies in higher education
Dr Frances Kelly, The University of Auckland
Dr Ian Brailsford, The University of Auckland
Methodologies in higher education have tended to be confined to a narrow range. This has left other forms of enquiry relatively under-utilised and under-explored, including but not limited to biography, ethnography, history, critical policy analysis, critical discourse or textual analysis and so on. Ironically, there is potential for a far greater range of methodologies to be utilised in HE research, as other special issues of the journal have demonstrated. In thisspecial issue, we showcase the ways in which methodologies characteristic of humanities disciplines, or of education as a wider interdisciplinary field, are contributing to higher education research.
Given the breadth of disciplinary background amongst HE researchers, we consider it is timely to invite authors to consciously consider how their disciplinary knowledge and methodological training in other areas is influencing their HE research. One of the vital (and revitalising) ways HE can grow as a discipline is through its connections and links to other disciplines. The import of diverse methodological approaches may pose challenges to the field, but also opportunities to reflect on the goals of higher educational research.
There are several strands to what might be included in the issue. The first is a questioning of what kinds of data ‘count’ in higher education research. The dominant HE methodologies have involved interviews, surveys or multivariateanalyses, as a recent analysis of submissions to Studies in Higher Education demonstrates (Tight, 2011). In conjunction with rethinking forms of data is an examination of what kinds of knowledge and truths are produced through HE research. As this special issue aims to explore, a significant contribution that alternative methodologies can make is to the epistemology (or epistemological politics) of higher educational research.
Dates to Note:
Manuscript submission due: 31 May 2012
Anticipated Publication: late January 2013
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors along with other relevant information can be found on the journal’s homepage: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/herd<http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/herd>
Submissions should be made online at HERD’s ScholarOne site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cher
For any further information or queries regarding this Special Issue, please contact the editors Frances Kelly (f.kelly at auckland.ac.nz<mailto:f.kelly at auckland.ac.nz> ) or Ian Brailsford (i.brailsford at auckland.ac.nz<mailto:i.brailsford at auckland.ac.nz> )
Barbara Grant | Associate Professor, Higher Education | School of Critical Studies in Education | Faculty of Education | The University of Auckland/Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau | Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, Aotearoa/New Zealand | Tel: +64 9 3737 599, ext 48272 | Fax: +64 9 623 8836 |
Convenor | Academic Identities Conference, 25-27 June 2012 | http://www.aic.education.auckland.ac.nz/
Executive Editor | Higher Education Research & Development | http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/herd
Author | Academic Writing Retreats: A facilitator's guide | http://www.herdsa.org.au/?page_id=35
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