ERIC Number: EJ1030409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Revealing, Reinterpreting, Rewriting Mujeres
Preuss, Cara Lynne; Saavedra, Cinthya M.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v27 n7 p901-921 2014
This paper reanalyzed research previously conducted with Spanish-speaking childcare providers who participated in an educational literacy program. The women in the program were generally framed as the deficient other--illiterate, immigrant women. The authors used a critical framework and Chicana/Latina feminist methodologies, namely "pláticas y encuentros" (talks and encounters), to investigate, reanalyze, and reinterpret the data. Through the process, the authors not only revealed the inner flame of the participants in the study, but through the collision of their own worldviews, they also exposed more deeply the assumptions buried within their epistemologies, methodologies, and positionalities. The results speak to the importance of critical examinations of power and discourses in education that often reside unexamined, or perhaps examined but largely unpublished, in our research.
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Spanish Speaking, Females, Hispanic Americans, Feminism, Research Methodology, Data Analysis, Epistemology, Literacy Education, Multiple Literacies, Power Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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