ERIC Number: EJ1034859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Activist Educational Research
DeMeulenaere, Eric J.; Cann, Colette N.
Qualitative Inquiry, v19 n8 p552-565 Oct 2013
In the field of education, critical theorists, critical pedagogues, and critical race theorists call for academics to engage in activist academic work to promote the social transformation of the material conditions created by racism and other forms of oppression. This article is a response to this call for academics, particularly those in the field of education, to confront inequities resulting from intersecting oppressions such as heterosexism, racism, and sexism as well as to take action to create a more socially just world. Using two years of fieldnotes and interactive interviews, we present a critical co-constructed autoethnography that reviews literature on activist research, offers a critical analysis of our own efforts at activist research and provides a framework for reflecting on the impact of different types of activist research, particularly in the field of education.
Descriptors: Activism, Critical Theory, Race, Participatory Research, Action Research, Social Change, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Racial Bias, Gender Bias, Social Justice, Interviews, Ethnography, Autobiographies, Educational Research
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