ERIC Number: EJ1170336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Multiple Methodologies: Using Community-Based Participatory Research and Decolonizing Methodologies in Kenya
Elder, Brent C.; Odoyo, Kenneth O.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v31 n4 p293-311 2018
In this project, we examined the development of a sustainable inclusive education system in western Kenya by combining community-based participatory research (CBPR) and decolonizing methodologies. Through three cycles of qualitative interviews with stakeholders in inclusive education, participants explained what they saw as foundational components of how to create more inclusive primary school classrooms utilizing existing school and community resources. The combination of CBPR and decolonizing methodologies, along with other project factors ultimately led to more inclusive placements for primary students with disabilities. We highlight this increase enrollment of students with disabilities in primary schools with excerpts from qualitative interviews with participants. In addition to the increase of the number of students with disabilities accessing schools for the first time, we found many methodological tensions inherent in this research. Such challenges included: researcher positionality, researcher outsider status, decolonizing approaches to language, and disseminating results in meaningful, ethical, and culturally appropriate ways.
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Inclusion, Elementary School Students, Student Placement, African Languages, English (Second Language), Semi Structured Interviews, Grounded Theory, Observation, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya