NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED548574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-2387-0
Social Equity Decision Making: Narrative Explorations with Elementary Teachers
Fuxa, Robin Lynn
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University
In this critical postmodern narrative study, I explore with my participants their decision making process/es around social equity issues (race, class, gender, social class, sexual identity, religion, etc.) in their teaching. The purpose of this study is to facilitate a closer examination of this important decision making process--when and how to address social equity issues in one's teaching. How do teachers respond to opportunities, planned and unplanned, to foster, exclude, or silence social equity dialogue in their pedagogy? My participants were Oklahoma teachers currently or recently in-service in an elementary setting who exhibit strong autonomy as defined by Kamii (1991) and commitment to social equity education as determined by a participant questionnaire. Participants were recruited through expert referral and ListServ recruitment. Then through two semi-structured interviews, I collected my data and constructed participants' stories holistically in realist tales (Woodbrooks, 1991) as my first stage of analysis. Then I conducted an open-coded theme analysis (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) to arrive at my major themes in which the critical and complicating tales (Woodbrooks, 1991) are interwoven. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma