ERIC Number: EJ1113280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Turning the Ships Around: A Case Study of (Re)Membering as Transnational Endarkened Feminist Inquiry and Praxis for Black Teachers
Dillard, Cynthia B.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v52 n5 p406-423 2016
In this case study of a young Black woman educator from the southern United States, I examine how her engagements with Africa and African knowledges, culture and womanhood in Ghana, West Africa substantively transformed her selfhood and her ability to respond in cultural relevant and accurate ways in her teaching of Black children. From her story and the larger data corpus of this study, I argue for the notion of (re)membering as endarkened feminist processes. The power of these processes illustrate clearly how encounters with the African continent and peoples can heal, humanize and ultimately transform teaching, learning and teachers' lives.
Descriptors: Case Studies, African American Teachers, Females, Feminism, Culturally Relevant Education, African American Students, Inquiry, Praxis, Personal Narratives, Epistemology, Global Approach, Afrocentrism, African Culture, Study Abroad, African American Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana; United States
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