chapter  3
Connecting Knower and Known: Constructing an Emancipating System of Meaning
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To begin our exploration of the debate about educational research, let us briefly examine a few basic premises of the philosophy of science. We will explore the relationship of the knower to the known (i.e., the researcher to their research) and from this understanding begin an attempt to construct a system of meaning, a foundation on which to ground an ethical, democratic orientation toward the research act. Using the principles of good work in conjunction with our system of meaning, we will theorize a research/pedagogical orientation called critical constructivism.