The Research Approach

Part of the Policy Implications of Research in Education book series (PIRE, volume 4)


The study of the IBPYP curriculum policy process in remote international schools in Indonesia outlined in later chapters is, as already pointed out, located within the broad context of globalization and internationalization. Recognition of the gap between policy and practice and the potential interconnectivity of curriculum policy processes, internationalization and remote contexts presented in Chaps.  2 and  3 gave rise to the study. It also led to a decision that it should be undertaken using a qualitative research design. This chapter now details the conceptualization of the study and how the research aim and research questions were addressed. It explains the theoretical base that guided the study and outlines the processes involved in data collection and analysis.


Policy Process Focus Group Interview Critical Theory International School International Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Graduate School of EducationThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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