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ERIC Number: ED447777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 26
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Inside Doctoral Education in America: Voices of Latinas/os in Pursuit of the Ph.D. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Gonzalez, Kenneth P.; Marin, Patricia
Based on the work of Paulo Freire (1970), this study employed dialogical research methods (Padilla, 1993) to reveal overt and hidden aspects of Latina/o doctoral student experiences. Six Latina/o doctoral students, representing various Research I institutions, participated in the study. The design of the study included two phases. The first phase entailed the students constructing autobiographical narratives or poetry that described their doctoral experiences. Phase two involved utilizing the narratives and poetry to stimulate a dialogue among the participants about their experiences in the academy. According to Freire, dialogue is a moment of praxis which enables individuals to achieve critical consciousness of their everyday realities. Findings from the dialogue segment of the study revealed that the critical consciousness achieved by the students involved: (1) the problematic nature of the academy; (2) the forces perpetuating the academy's nature; and (3) an alternative framework for doctoral education. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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