Research in a cold climate: towards a political economy of British international and comparative education
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 21, Number 5 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper seeks to begin a discussion of the importance of the material environment in which international and comparative educational research is done as a fundamental aspect of any methodological discussion of the activities of the field. It argues that the position of international and comparative education within universities and its relationship to potential funders act powerfully on the types of work that can be done. It also highlights ways in which the intensification and globalisation of market forces shapes not only the social reality being researched but the research environment itself. It is particularly concerned with the ways in which these forces impact upon the early career development of researchers and the long-term impact this will have on the health of international and comparative education.
McGrath, S. Research in a cold climate: towards a political economy of British international and comparative education. International Journal of Educational Development, 21(5), 391-400. Elsevier Ltd.