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ERIC Number: EJ1037496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Countering Coloniality in Educational Research: From Ownership to Answerability
Patel, Lisa
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v50 n4 p357-377 2014
In this theoretical article, I argue for a relational stance on learning as a way of reckoning with educational research as part of the settler colonial structure of the United States. Because of my geopolitical location to the United States as a settler colony, I begin by contrasting the stances of anticolonial and decolonial. I then analyze the ways in which educational research is animated by settler colonialism in its constant pursuit of property and ownership. Through examples of research, I make visible how the physical practices of settler colonialism are echoed through material and figurative practices of education and perpetuate colonial relationships. I close with a call for educational research to become answerable to knowledge about learning through learning as being-in-relation that recognizes education and educators investments in settler colonialism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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