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Approaches to reflexivity : navigating educational and career pathways

Dyke, Martin and Fuller, Alison and Johnston, Brenda (2012) Approaches to reflexivity : navigating educational and career pathways. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33 (6). pp. 831-848. ISSN 1465-3346. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

This paper provides a critical appraisal of approaches to reflexivity in sociology. It uses data from social network research to argue that Archer's approach to reflexivity provides a valuable lens with which to understand how people navigate their education and career pathways. The paper is also critical of Archer's methodology and typology of reflexivity as "types"; it is argued that social network research suggests people reveal different approaches to reflexivity in different situations. It concurs with Archer that the concept reflexivity is central to our understanding of the relationships between agency, structure and social change.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: reflexivity, decision-making, social networks, career, education, participation
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2014 13:52
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:07
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