Participatory performances have long been used to invite audiences to embody, voice, and imagine the perspective of different characters, values, and viewpoints. Performances of Research: Critical Issues in K-12 Education provides a collection of performative texts that retell the lived experiences of children and youth in meaningful and engaging ways, while providing readers with an opportunity to participate in the retelling. Performances of Research is for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students who are engaged in the study of social foundations in education, equity and social justice in education, and qualitative inquiry methods. This book is essential reading for pre-service teachers, classroom teachers, and faculties of education and works very well as a textbook for a variety of courses.
Rachael Gabriel is Assistant Professor of Reading Education at the University of Connecticut. She received her PhD in education, with a concentration in literacy studies, cultural studies in education, and graduate certificates in qualitative and quantitative research. Her work has been published in a variety of journals. Jessica Nina Lester is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Washington State University. She received her PhD in educational psychology and research, with concentrations in human learning and development and cultural studies in education. Her work has been published in numerous education journals.
Contents: Rachael Gabriel/Jessica Nina Lester: Introduction - Katharine Sprecher: "I Am Proud to Be African": Countering Deficit Discourses in a U.S. School - Irina S. Okhremtchouk/Rosa M. Jimenez: I Live in a Curled World...: Stories from Immigrant Students and Their Teacher - Jessica Nina Lester/Rachael Gabriel: The Naming of the Dis/abled within U.S. Special Education - Anne McGill-Franzen/Renee Moran: Needing Intensive Remediation: How a Reading Identity is Negotiated, Interpreted, and Lived - Katherine Evans: Doing Time in ISS: A Performance of School Discipline - Allison Daniel Anders/Kafele Jahi Khalfani/Amy E. Swain: Education Is a Small Part of the Life I Have to Live - Kimberly J. Howard: We Hear What We Know: Racial Messages in a Southern School - James A. Brooks: Our School: College-Going Scripts of Students in an Early College High School - Mark Vicars: Queerer Than Queer!