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ERIC Number: EJ831100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
A Researcher "Called" to "Taboo" Places?: A Burgeoning Research Method in African-Centered Education
Shockley, Kmt G.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v22 n2 p163-176 Mar 2009
This article presents a self-reflexive analysis of the complexities of conducting Afrocentric education research while living with a "double consciousness." Having been "called" to places that are considered to be "taboo" the author takes readers on a journey that begins in his busy mind and ends in on the African continent in a "rabbit hole." Drawing on the ethnographic and Africalogical traditions, the author provides a much needed explanation of where Afrocentric education began and is headed, and how the method has advanced from being a "general" attempt to increase pride and cultural awareness to a more focused attempt at cultural inculcation. As the journey ends, the author illustrates a very different and life-changing cultural experience that gives him the ability to "see" very clearly for the first time what it means to live from the cultural perspective of the "other."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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