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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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Mertens, Donna M. – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2017
Transformative researchers have the potential to contribute to both personal and societal transformation. In this article, I argue that the two are intertwined and that personal transformation is a necessary component of research that is designed to support change at the societal level in the form of furthering human rights and social justice. I…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Social Change, Civil Rights
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Inoue, Noriyuki – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2016
In this response paper to Joan Walton's commentary on his article "The Role of Subjectivity in Teacher Expertise Development: Mindfully Embracing the 'Black Sheep' of Educational Research", Inoue acknowledges reading Dr. Walton's response to his paper with great interest and her discussion is a good follow up to the issues that he raised…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational History, Cultural Influences, Educational Research
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Jones, Jocelyn – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2015
This paper uses first person inquiry and presentational form to argue the case for a sensory approach to understanding professional connection and disconnection with children who may be being abused. The approach is underpinned by an epistemology or theory of knowledge which stems from a participatory world-view where appearances are not permanent…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Inquiry, Sensory Training, Child Abuse