Synopses & Reviews
Researching Education with Marginalised Communities brings together two important 21st century themes. The authors consider the what, where and why of marginalisation, that insidious phenomenon whereby certain groups of people are deemed inferior on the basis of factors that they cannot control. Through intensive and extensive research the book also explores the role of education research in enabling those involved, whether on the margin or at the centre, to achieve comprehensive awareness of marginalisation and to combine forces to combat the stigma of discrimination. The six groups of marginalised learners included in the book live in Australia, the UK, Continental Europe, Japan and Venezuela, and include mobile circus and fairground communities; teachers of Traveller children; pre-undergraduate university students; vocational education students with disabilities and their teachers; environmental lobbyists and policy makers; and retired people. All chapters explain how researching education with marginalised communities can be carried out effectively and ethically.
About the Author
Mike Danaher is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and the Arts at Central Queensland University, Australia. He has previously published Environmental Politics in Japan: The Case of Wildlife Preservation.
Janet Cook is a Disability Services Officer at the Central Queensland Institute of Technical and Further Education in Rockhampton, Australia. She was Project Coordinator for the Australians Working Together project from 2002 to 2005, as well as Project Coordinator for the Connecting with Your Future project from 2006 to 2009.
Geoff Danaher is an Independent Scholar based in Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia. He has previously published Mobile Learning Communities.
Phyllida Coombes is an Independent Scholar based in Bundaberg, Australia.
Patrick Alan Danaher is Professor in Educational Research at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has previously published Teaching Traveller Children.
Table of Contents
1. Researching Education with Marginalised Communities
2. Naming Marginalised Communities
3. Framing Marginalised Communities
4. Designing and Conducting Research with Marginalised Communities
5. Constructing Knowledge with Marginalised Communities
6. Representing the Knowledge of Marginalised Communities
7. Writing and Publishing Research about Marginalised Communities
8. Researching Ethically and Responsibly with Marginalised Communities
9. Evaluating Research Benefits for Marginalised Communities
10. Creating New and Transformative Understandings of Marginalisation