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Anna Neumann & Aaron M. Pallas

In: The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry

Chapter 24: Windows of Possibility: Perspectives on the Construction of Educational Researchers

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Windows of Possibility: Perspectives on the Construction of Educational Researchers
Windows of possibility: Perspectives on the construction of educational researchers

Within the field of education, a major aim of doctoral preparation, postdoctoral training, and the early years of the professorial career is to learn to conduct research and to position oneself as a competent and contributing educational researcher. These tasks are inherently social in that they take place in the context of communities of research. They are also psychological in that they involve changes in the hearts and minds of those seeking to make research a recurring activity in their lives. Learning research and constructing the self as an educational researcher are careerlong tasks that typically are launched during doctoral study. Even more important than these ...

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