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ERIC Number: EJ975016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
"Testimonio": Origins, Terms, and Resources
Reyes, Kathryn Blackmer; Curry Rodriguez, Julia E.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v45 n3 p525-538 2012
People of color in the United States have utilized the liberationist "testimonio" as both methodology and narrative development. This essay provides a discussion about the roots of "testimonio" in Latin America and how it has been transformed, integrating qualitative research approaches, oral history, spoken word, and memoir writings by Chicanas and Latinas. The major objective of this essay is to provide guidance for the bibliographic search as a reference guide to the research scholar. Beginning with an exploration of terms used for bibliographic searches, the essay provides insight on navigating Library of Congress terms and desired outcomes in situated knowledge. A special feature of this essay is a primer bibliography organized in three sections. Part One identifies a selected list of Latin American "testimonios" identified as Roots/Origins. The second section focuses on Chicana/o Scholars' Uses of Narrative/"Testimonio," focusing on experiential reflections in diverse institutions, locations, and in personal writing as a methodology to conduct research and to bear witness to their experiences. The third section is called "Testimonio" and Dissertations by Chicana/o and Latina/o scholars, using "testimonio" as a methodology in educational research. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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