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Title: Voice and visibility: The claiming of one Black woman's education
Authors: Prah, Hagar Akua

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Keywords: higher education
racism
gender studies
Black feminism
educational equity
autoethnography
indigenous methodology
anti-colonial methodology
Issue Date: 2010
Series/Report no.: Canadian theses
Abstract: The purpose of my research is to contribute to the de/reconstruction of knowledge about the Black educational experience in Canada. Using post-positivist paradigms, critical Black feminist standpoint theory and auto-ethnographic qualitative methods of inquiry, I provide an insider perspective on being Black and female in the Canadian educational system, from primary and secondary experiences through the journey of claiming a higher education. My self-study explores the social and cultural forces that have impacted my life, highlights systemic racism throughout the journey, identifies themes in the educational experiences of Black students and Black women, uncovers contradictions between the dominant discourse and my reality, and incites reflection and action on the implications for teaching, research and educational policy.
Description: Thesis (Master, Education) -- Queen's University, 2010-04-26 11:11:29.496
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/5584
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