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Gambrell, James A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2016
Transformative learning theory (TLT) describes the process of reframing discriminative worldviews with a more permeable and reflective epistemology. Although TLT has been around for more than 50 years, few studies empirically engage critical theoretical frameworks to move beyond personal learning to identify the impacts of transformation on…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Social Change, Epistemology
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Hall, Pamela D.; Bowen, Glenn A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2015
In this article, we describe a qualitative study that explored university students' perspectives on themselves and others. Twenty-one students engaged in a photovoice project as part of a psychology capstone with a service-learning component. The project focused on students' experiences and perspectives regarding their service to marginalized…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Photography
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Dole, Sharon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Through the use of the framework of risk and resilience in a narrative inquiry, the present study examined the protective factors affecting the academic success of 24 Jamaican women in a graduate cohort in educational administration. All but two of the women rose from poverty to become academically successful, defined as having achieved graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Anderson-Meger, Jennifer – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Epistemological development is an important factor in facilitating learner identity and developing critical thinking aptitudes. This qualitative action research study explored undergraduate social work students' epistemological beliefs about knowledge, how knowledge is constructed, and implications for social work education. Data collection…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Work, Qualitative Research, Action Research