From Center to Margins: The Importance of Self-Definition in Research

From Center to Margins: The Importance of Self-Definition in Research

by Diane S. Pollard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791467724

ISBN-13: 9780791467725

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Considers perspectives from a diverse group of women educational researchers of color who center their discussion within the margins rather than from the center.

In From Center to Margins, women educational researchers of color, trained in mainstream Euro-American traditions, interpret the experiences of those, including themselves, who are marginalized by

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Considers perspectives from a diverse group of women educational researchers of color who center their discussion within the margins rather than from the center.

In From Center to Margins, women educational researchers of color, trained in mainstream Euro-American traditions, interpret the experiences of those, including themselves, who are marginalized by these very traditions. Deliberately looking at research from within the margins rather than from the center, the contributors detail how their perspectives influence the way they frame questions for study, develop procedures to investigate them, and devise strategies for answering them. The contributors offer an alternative to the dominant perspective in educational research that uses its power to determine who shall be centered and who, marginalized. This book presents the margins, where women and other people of color reside intellectually, not as deficient areas from which we need to escape, but as legitimate sites where knowledge, useful to wider audiences, has been and will continue to be generated.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791467725
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Christine E. Sleeter

Introduction. Women Researchers of Color: Have We Come a Long Way
Olga M. Welch and Diane S. Pollard

1. Women of Color and Research: A Historical and Contemporary Context
Diane S. Pollard

2. Making Intellectual Space: Self-determination and Indigenous Research
Frances V. Rains

3. Reflections on the Process of Becoming an Academician
Barbara Curry

4. Language, Literacy and Culture: Intersections and Implications
Sonia Nieto

5. The Outsider within Multicultural Education: Understanding the Field from a Marginalized Viewpoint
Valerie Ooka Pang

6. Seeing with the Cultural Eye: Different Perspectives of African American Teachers and Researchers
Jacqueline Jordan Irvine

7. Response to Papers on From Center to Margin: The Importance of Self-definition in Research
Maxine Greene

8. Making the Familiar Strange: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Erasure: Summarizing the Philosophies of Women Researchers of Color
Olga M. Welch

Contributors
Index

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