19 SES 09, Re-visiting Communities and Spaces: Considering longitudinal affiliation and reflexivity
1. Objectives This paper draws on Bourdieu (1990) to explore researcher reflexivity in revisiting studies. Long-term experiences are significant for members of communities that have not been historically well-served. However, making sense is complicated by changing contexts, positionalities, and shifting perspectives. The research presented in this paper involved “periodic restudy” (Saldaña, 2003) – every three to four years - across a decade. While the full study entailed eight students over a ten-year period, this paper explores Christy’s case. 2. Methodology Data included interviews with Christy, her mother, foster mother, and eventually her adoptive mother; classroom observations; literacy assessments; and writing samples. While constant comparison methods were used, additional analyses involved rereading transcripts to identify longitudinal patterns. My focus on reflexivity was prompted when I aspired to tell a fictionalized version of Christy’s story to engage a broader audience which invited reflection on Christy’s trajectory and my own. 3. Findings I explore three experiences of reflexivity. Being Christy’s Teacher. Fieldnotes from when I was Christy’s teacher documented concerns related to teaching in a poorly-funded, inner-city school. We were on the State’s list of schools that would be closed unless test scores improved. Forefront in my mind was concerns about the increased privileging of standardized testing. I was constantly reminded that Christy’s success was a reflection on my teaching. Being an Associate Professor. I am now a researcher who survived the tenure process at a top-ranked university. Tenure involved establishing a presence in the field, publishing in top journals, adhering to established writing expectations, and citing the right people. The IRB process and relationships with senior scholars influenced my work. I have assumed the positionality of a scholar who has retired from the social world (Bourdieu, 1990) allowing me the privilege of thinking/writing about 7 students whom I taught a decade ago Knowing Christy over Time. My analysis is also informed by being the only person in Christy’s current life who knew her mother. As a foster child who was later adopted, our relationship has invited reflection on descriptors associated with Christy’s mother (mental illness, drugs, AIDS) and her step-father (incarceration, spousal abuse). Her adoptive parents are constructed saintly.
Bourdieu, P. (1990) The logic of practice. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Saldaña, J. (2003) Longitudinal research: Analyzing change through time. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press Paper #2
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
The programme is updated regularly (each day in the morning)
- Search for keywords and phrases in "Text Search"
- Restrict in which part of the abstracts to search in "Where to search"
- Search for authors and in the respective field.
- For planning your conference attendance you may want to use the conference app, which will be issued some weeks before the conference
- If you are a session chair, best look up your chairing duties in the conference system (Conftool) or the app.