Collaborative Cross-Cultural Research Methodologies in Early Care and Education Contexts
Samara Madrid Akpovo, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
Mary Jane Moran, Professor and Department Head in the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
Robyn Brookshire, Director of the Early Learning Center for Research and Practice at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
Drawing from an array of international scholars’ practical experiences,
Collaborative Cross-Cultural Research Methodologies in Early Care and Education Contexts demonstrates how to conduct collaborative cross-cultural research and investigates the field’s nuances and dilemmas. The book focuses on rich, real-life attempts to negotiate and develop culturally sensitive theoretical and conceptual frameworks, equivalent studies, and systems of relationships across distances, languages, ethics, and practices. The models presented consider the possible political and moral implications for all participants in cross-cultural research endeavors, including issues of race, colonization, immigration, indigenous populations, and more.
“This is a remarkable collection of stories about what it means to open the research process itself as worthy of reflection. Each chapter raises questions about the subjective, cultural natures and the socio-political responsibilities of scientific inquiry. The authors provide new insights about the array of theories brought to bear—not on early care and education, but on the relationships among and between researchers and those ostensibly being ‘researched.’ This book makes a compelling case for the intimate disclosures, ethical challenges, and confrontations about means and meanings as inextricable from (and essential to) a truly social science.”
—Rebecca S. New, Ed.D., Associate Professor in the School of Education and Research Fellow, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
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- Paperback: 242 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 24, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138207918
- ISBN-13: 978-1138207912