The lost education of Horace Tate

Educational historian Vanessa Siddle Walker's (2018) book The lost education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the hidden heroes who fought for justice in schools, details Horace Tate's contribution to the fight for educational opportunities for black children in the Southern United States. Horace Tate (1922-2002) served for 16 years in the Georgia State Senate, and his … Continue reading The lost education of Horace Tate

Work-based learning in the National Health Service

Peggy Warren's (2019) book, Black women's narratives of NHS work-based learning: An ethnodrama, centers the voices of Black British and Black Caribbean women who engaged in educational and professional development in the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain. The sub-title, "The difference between rhetoric and lived experience" provides the key to understanding the book's message … Continue reading Work-based learning in the National Health Service

Remembering Kathy Charmaz

Kathy Charmaz (1939-2020), who died this past July, is well-known for her prolific publications on constructivist grounded theory as well as her research on chronic illness. She will be greatly missed by the qualitative research community. Over the years I have used many of her chapters and texts in teaching, and I have no doubt … Continue reading Remembering Kathy Charmaz

Examining the transition from “womb to world”

In his book, Phenomenology of the new born: Life from womb to world, Michael van Manen (2019) guides readers through an exploration of the experiences of newborn infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As a specialist in neonatal-perinatal medicine in Canada, van Manen brings together in this book the skills and knowledge of … Continue reading Examining the transition from “womb to world”

Update on ICQI 2021

Seventeenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry19-22 May 2021Theme:¬†Collaborative Futures in Qualitative Inquiry The Organizing Committee of ICQI 2021 has been carefully evaluating how COVID-19 may impact the 2021 Congress meetings, including various forms of engagement (sessions, workshops, publisher exhibits, etc.) and delivery (face-to-face, hybrid, virtual). After much consideration, the planning committee has announced that they … Continue reading Update on ICQI 2021

Decolonizing Psychology

What connections might a white, middle-aged, middle-class woman in the United States have with urban youth living in Western India? At first thought, little, if any. Yet, a book by Sunil Bhatia (2018), a professor of human development at Connecticut College in the U.S. unsettles any hasty judgments. Decolonizing psychology: Globalization, social justice, and Indian … Continue reading Decolonizing Psychology

Peer Review Week 2020

This week is Peer Review Week. This year's theme is "Trust in peer review." As I've been thinking about "trust" in relation to peer review this week, I've been reminded that those involved in the work of peer review (journal editors, authors, and reviewers) are deeply bound by trust. By this I mean, all place … Continue reading Peer Review Week 2020

Introduction to Conversation Analysis

This week's guest blogger is Dr. Donna Governor, who have created a screencast that introduces conversation analysis. Dr. Governor is an assistant professor in the Middle Grades, Secondary and Science Education Department at the University of North Georgia. Her research interests are preservice teacher education, STEM education, informal science education. To view, click here: Introduction … Continue reading Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Introduction to Grounded Theory

This week, guest blogger Dr. Donna Governor provides a screencast that introduces grounded theory research. Dr. Governor is an assistant professor in the Middle Grades, Secondary and Science Education Department at the University of North Georgia. Her research interests are preservice teacher education, STEM education, informal science education. To view, click here: Introduction to grounded … Continue reading Introduction to Grounded Theory