Sharon M. Ravitch

Sharon M. Ravitch is a professor of practice at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. She co-founded Penn’s Inter-American Educational Leadership Network and serves as the principal investigator of a number of multi-year international applied development research initiatives, one in Nicaragua and several in India. Ravitch has published five books, including the second edition of Qualitative Research: Bridging the Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological (with Nicole Carl). Her edited volume with Katie Pak, Critical Leadership Praxis for Educational and Social Change (Teachers College Press), publishes in March 2021.

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The Best Laid Plans… Qualitative Research Design During COVID-19

In this moment of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ideas of emergent design and researcher and design responsiveness take on new meaning and import; they can serve, methods expert Sharon Ravitch argues, to connect more traditional qualitative methods with participatory frameworks and critical and humanizing methodologies.

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