Decolonizing Educational Research examines the ways through which coloniality manifests in contexts of knowledge and meaning making, specifically within educational research and formal schooling. Purposefully situated beyond popular deconstructionist theory and anthropocentric perspectives, the book investigates the longstanding traditions of oppression, racism, and white supremacy that are systemically reseated and reinforced by learning and social interaction. Through these meaningful explorations into the unfixed and often interrupted narratives of culture, history, place, and identity, a bold, timely, and hopeful vision emerges to conceive of how research in secondary and higher education institutions might break free of colonial genealogies and their widespread complicities.
Leigh Patel is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Teacher Education/Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, USA.
Acknowledgements Foreword by Eve Tuck Introduction Chapter One: Educational Research as a Site of Coloniality Chapter Two: [Dys]Functionality: Educational Research and Settler Colonialism Chapter Three: Research as Relational Chapter Four: Answerability Chapter Five: Beyond Social Justice Index