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Ndimande, Bekisizwe S. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
For many years, research epistemologies and methodologies have been influenced by colonial perspectives in knowledge production. The focus of this article is to discuss ways in which research can be transformed for the purpose of including marginalized communities, such as Indigenous communities, whose knowledge has been systematically excluded in…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Smagorinsky, Peter – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article emphasizes the importance of understanding local contexts to provide appropriate education for teachers about literacy instruction. The author reviews general problems that follow from extrapolating from unrepresentative research samples and the errors and deficit conceptions that follow from assuming that all cognition takes place…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Local Issues, Books, Seminars