Education professor Crystal Howell recently published an article titled “Our Professional Obligations in the Education Marketplace” in the journal, Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue.
In the article, Howell describes a frustrating experience trying to recruit study participants from an online charter school whose faculty, staff, and operations overall were mostly hidden from public view, even though the school was funded by tax dollars and considered a public school. She uses that experience to consider the obligations of education researchers to seek out and uncover research sites where public money might be misspent, or—more importantly—students, teachers, and others might be exploited because the site is obscured in some way.
Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. Its purpose is to promote the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum and to provide readers with knowledge and strategies of teaching and curriculum that can be used in educational settings.
The publication is available for purchase here.