Title

A Call for Qualitative Methods in Action: Enlisting Positionality as an Equity Tool

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-29-2015

Publication Title

Intervention in School and Clinic

Volume

51

Issue

5

First page number:

312

Last page number:

317

Abstract

This article describes how the qualitative research tradition known as positionality can be used as a method to support classroom equity. The text describes three ways teachers can use a spoken approach to positionality in their day-to-day practice. Classroom vignettes illuminate how these spoken methods of positionality can address the latency of power and privilege in 21st-century teaching and learning contexts. The didactic use of positionality to stimulate the kind of reflective student discussions associated with culturally responsive educational reform is also evidenced. Conceptual consideration of positionality methods to support classroom inclusivity for students with disabilities is suggested.

Keywords

Strategies; multicultural; diversity(ies); issues; inclusion; qualitative; research

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