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ERIC Number: EJ1145996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
Replacing Representation with Imagination: Finding Ingenuity in Everyday Practices
Gutiérrez, Kris D.; Cortes, Krista; Cortez, Arturo; DiGiacomo, Daniela; Higgs, Jennifer; Johnson, Patrick; Ramón Lizárraga, José; Mendoza, Elizabeth; Tien, Joanne; Vakil, Sepehr
Review of Research in Education, v41 n1 p30-60 Mar 2017
This chapter is a call for consequential education research that has transformative potential: intellectually, educationally, and socially. It is about learning to see differently. It is an argument about seeing our work with youth and communities in ways that can help education researchers see ingenuity instead of ineptness and inability, to see resilience instead of deficit, and to imagine futures with youth from nondominant communities instead of imposing failure. We use the notion of "learning to see" both metaphorically and as a theoretical lens and methodological guide to illustrate how rigorous and consequential education research can help us imagine and design new forms of learning and schooling. We argue that rupturing educational inequality also involves new forms of inquiry that help reconceptualize what it means to work with nondominant communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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