Rethinking Education Research methodologies-Dominance of Western perspectives?

Yu Sing Ong

Abstract


This paper examines the different approaches and methods in comparative education research. It begins with a broad overview of the influences of Western philosophies and how Western education researchers approach social situations. Its differences with Chinese philosophies were highlighted with the concept of dao and Confucianism. More than just an epistemological discussion, this paper argues that Western researchers’ biasness towards Asian researchers may be due to their failure or lack of experience in making the connections with Asian social systems. It attempts to provide some plausible explanations of the prevalence of biasness by peer reviewers of Western journals.


Keywords


Education research, bias, Western perspective, Chinese tradition

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v10i4.4187

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 150 times
PDF - 230 times

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2016 Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
Published by: Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)

View EduLearn Stats