Critical Constructivist Research and Special Education: Expanding Our Lens on Social Reality and Exceptionality

Gary L. Anderson, Isaura Barrera

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The field of special education is entering a multiparadigmatic stage, which the authors argue is a positive development in that multiple paradigms of inquiry provide unique perspectives capable of illuminating aspects of persistent and heretofore intractable problems. the authors describe four major paradigms adapted from burrell and morgan's (1979) sociological paradigms, focusing specifically on work currently under way in the field within a critical interpretivist paradigm. methodological and substantive implications for special education are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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