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Torre, Maria Elena – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2009
Drawing on the intersections of a justice oriented participatory action research and critical race theory, this essay explores the possibilities for research embedded in the theoretical, ethical and methodological overlaps between the two. Using the Echoes project as a case study, a participatory collective of intentionally diverse youth from New…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Participatory Research, Critical Theory
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Fine, Michelle; Bloom, Janice; Burns, April; Chajet, Lori; Guishard, Monique; Payne, Yasser; Perkins-Munn, Tiffany; Torre, Maria Elena – Teachers College Record, 2005
This article reports on the extensive qualitative and quantitative findings of a multi-method participatory study designed to assess urban and suburban youths' experiences of racial class justice or injustice in their schools and throughout the nation. Constructed as a letter to Zora Neale Hurston, who was immediately critical of the Brown…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Discrimination, Social Bias, Public Education
Fine, Michelle; Torre, Maria Elena; Boudin, Kathy; Bowen, Iris; Clark, Judith; Hylton, Donna; Martinez, Migdalia; Missy; Roberts, Rosemarie A.; Smart, Pamela; Upegui, Debora – 2001
The impact of college on women in a maximum-security prison was examined in a 3-year study of current and former inmates of New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility (BHCF). The data sources were as follows: (1) a review of program records; (2) one-on-one interviews of 65 inmates conducted by 15 inmates; (3) focus groups with 43 women in BHCF…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Annotated Bibliographies