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Culturally Sensitive Research Methods for Educational Administration and Leadership

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ISBN 9780367672904
March 24, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores the multicultural and non-Western contexts behind the approaches, problems, and issues that arise in research methodologies when used in relation to educational administration and leadership.

This volume argues that increasing internationalisation and diversity of the field requires research methods that better reflect the values, cultures, political systems, and conditions of non-Western communities and countries. Discussing the research methods, data collection practices, interpretive approaches and research ethics that produce more accurate and authentic results, the book looks at a number of theoretical frameworks and epistemological approaches that inform the development of such methodologies. Traditional methods like sharing circles and storytelling are explored, as well as an examination of ‘social space’ in designing methodology aimed at ‘spatial justice’ and an exploration of methods for Indigenous communities in East Asia.

A valuable resource for researchers, scholars and students with an interest in multicultural education, the book will also appeal to academics interested in race, ethics, and educational research methods more broadly.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Exploring culturally sensitive and Indigenous research methods  Part I: Foundational theories and approaches  1. Research traditions of local populations: Toward an Islamic research paradigm for Muslim communities  2. Exploring the significance of ‘place’ for culturally sensitive research  3. Ethical, epistemic, relational, and emotional concerns in educational administration and leadership research with Indigenous and minority peoples  4. Meaningful discourse in an undergraduate Spanish capstone class: Using critical race theory as a research frame and a bridge to graduate school  Part II: Researching, teaching and individual methods  5. An autoethographic journey into teaching qualitative research methods in the UAE: Experiential, pedagogic, and societal dimensions  6. Collaborative autoethnography as a bricolage: An authentic approach to constructing the eastern-western bridge in educational research  Part III: Contemporary and international issues and cases  7. Interviewing medical education leaders: Methodological considerations for a Saudi Arabian context  8. Culturally sensitive imperatives for educational administration, leadership, and policy research: For the undocumented in the United States  9. Kia tūhonohono i a tātou: Indigenous research methodologies - early childhood perspectives and policy initiatives underpinning educational administration and leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand  10. Conclusion: Decolonising educational administration and leadership research to protect social institutions, culture, and identity

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Eugenie A. Samier is a Reader in the School of Education, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Eman S. ElKaleh is the Head of Academic Support at Emirates College for Advanced Education, UAE.