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Thomas, Donna – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2022
In this article, I argue for the value of participatory methodologies, in research with children, which aims to privilege their epistemologies and living experiences in relation to the nature of self. Researching self with children raises questions about the mainstream materialist paradigm which holds hegemony over most academic disciplines --…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Participatory Research, Student Participation, Children
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Rahman, Md Hafizur; Lund, Trine; Alamin, Md; Krogh, Erling; Gjøtterud, Sigrid Marie – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
During my (Hafiz) childhood in Bangladesh, I experienced the negative impact of the educational system. My experiences initiated a process of conscientization leading to values-driven activism through the establishment of Education for Development and Sustainability (EDS), a child-friendly community of practice, with Trine and Alamin. In…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Educational Research, Sustainable Development
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Khan, Marion – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
I write this article as a postgraduate researcher undertaking a doctorate in Education, with an interest in research as a transformative process, and fascinated by the debate as to whether reality is objective or subjective. In reflecting on this, I recalled a significant incident that occurred when I was Professional Education Lead in an NHS…
Descriptors: Ethics, Sharing Behavior, Change, Experience
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Kavanagh, Siobhán; Sexton, P. J.; Fitzsimons, Sabrina – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
Distributed Leadership (DL) is a feature of education in many jurisdictions. Similarly, in Ireland the principles of DL have been adopted as part of a quality framework to underpin a system that provides high quality student care, learning and teaching. This model necessitates an alignment of senior leaders (SLs) and middle leaders (MLs) whose…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Secondary Schools, Professional Development, Change
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O'Connor, Colin – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2021
Kaur (2012) raises the question, how can education be more inclusive and representative when catering to diverse groups and students? Does our entitlement to human kindness cease once incarcerated, and are we to be forever banished to the outskirts of society? The majority of offender education research assesses success or failure through…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Change, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Egan, Kieran; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
An Irish Government directive to close colleges amid the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a switch to emergency remote teaching. Many lecturers unused to practicing online began teaching students who were unfamiliar with online learning. Completion of the semester does not necessarily indicate that it is practicable for a more extended period. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Change, Online Courses, Undergraduate Students
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Ó Beaglaoich, Pádraig; Crotty, Yvonne – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
This paper will set out the key planning considerations regarding the establishment of a dedicated online portal for Gaeltacht and Irish-medium schools at post-primary level as detailed in the Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 (PGE). The research topic is intrinsically linked with action points highlighted within strategy and policy papers…
Descriptors: Irish, Language of Instruction, Native Language, Agency Cooperation
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Nally, Michael; Ladden, Brian – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
The Irish Teaching Council introduced a new model of school-based and National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) called Droichead (meaning 'bridge' in Gaelic) in 2013/14. The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers. It was designed to provide whole-school support for teacher induction…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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McLoughlin, Kevin; Farren, Margaret – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2020
Technical Graphics is one of the technology subjects taught at Junior Certificate level in post- primary schools in Ireland. The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools, which caters for students aged from 12 to 15 years. As a teacher of Technical Graphics for the past seven years, I have…
Descriptors: Action Research, Secondary School Students, Technology Education, Computer Graphics
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Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi; Romm, Norma; Serolong, Lesego – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
In this article we offer a discussion around our academic-practitioner involvements with one another and with a targeted community, in relation to a particular project. In the title of the article, we have hyphenated the term "academic-practitioner" to render fuzzy the distinction between "academic" roles (associated with…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Indigenous Knowledge, Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning
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McIntyre-Mills, J.; Karel, J.; Arko-Achemfuor, A.; Romm, N. R. A; Serolong, L. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
The project review as outlined in this article explores the questions: What is transformative research and what is transformation as far as the community stakeholders are concerned? To what extent has the transformative research achieved its intended outcomes? The Bokamoso project (founded by Lesego Serolong as facilitator and investor) is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Rural Areas, School Community Programs
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Widianingsih, Ida; Mertens, Donna M. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
The transformative research lens incorporates ideas such as consciously addressing power differences with strategies that allow for the inclusion of the voices of the full range of stakeholders, including those who are most marginalized. The goal of transformative research is to support the development of culturally responsive interventions that…
Descriptors: Social Change, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries
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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
Climate adaptation research often ignores the broader socio-cultural human sphere within which climate change takes place. Dominant viewpoints on climate adaptation derive from the biophysical world that often excludes social, economic, and political contexts that also connect to biophysical changes. Hybrid methodological mixed methods approaches…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Climate, Change, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Hawley, Ruth; Allen, Cate – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2018
Student-generated video creation assessments are an innovative and emerging form of assessment in higher education. Academic staff may be understandably reluctant to transform assessment practices without robust evidence of the benefits and rationale for doing so and some guidance regarding how to do so successfully. A systematic approach to…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Portfolio Assessment
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Gjøtterud, Sigrid; Krogh, Erling – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Coming from a Nordic environment, professionally working in teacher education, both authors engaged in developmental work and research in the Uluguru mountains in Tanzania. The research is carried out in a community-based organization for vulnerable youth, Mgeta Orphan Education Foundation (MOEF), which builds on principles of action learning and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Sense of Community
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