ERIC Number: EJ846769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
African American Parents' Perceptions of an American Deaf Community: Where's the Poetic Justice?
Qualitative Report, v10 n4 p703-717 Dec 2005
Poetic prose, a creative qualitative technique, is used to present the findings (emerging themes) of in-depth, thematic interviews with 14 African American parents with deaf children. This is presented in a multi-vocal, interactive, and interwoven style. This style of interweaving voices of participants in a creative poetic prose is indicative of African American cultural and oral traditions. It also permits and deepens the readers ability to emotionally and spiritually connect with experiences and emotions of African American parents and their perceptions of an American deaf community. This research was conducted using a modified grounded theory approach where theory (grand narrative) and communal-personal-based narratives interact. Afrocentricsm offers a powerful conceptual frame for organizing these experiences of parents of deaf children within the deaf community and schools for deaf children.
Descriptors: African Americans, Parent Attitudes, Deafness, Community, Poetry, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Personal Narratives, Afrocentrism, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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