Faculty Publications

Title

Reflection or Refusal? A Response to Hilton Kelly’s 2018 AESA Presidential Address

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Educational Studies - AESA

Volume

55

Issue

6

First Page

712

Last Page

716

Abstract

This short article responds to Hilton Kelly’s 2018 Presidential Address to the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Although applauding Kelly’s provocative call for a moratorium on publishing in the field of educational studies, we caution that his call to (in)action is framed in overly technical and individualistic terms. In response, we question Kelly’s focus on social significance, and aim to situate the problem he identifies in the more specific socio-political context of neoliberalism. Acknowledging the promise of a moratorium, we ask readers to consider the call to moratorium seriously, but reframed as a task of organized refusal rather than solitary reflection.

Department

Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies

Original Publication Date

11-2-2019

DOI of published version

10.1080/00131946.2019.1666396

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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