It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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An Agenda for Community Action Research: a Volume of the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project
This landmark volume represents the work of the National Latino/a Education
Research Agenda Project (NLERAP)-an initiative focused on school reform and
educational research with and for Latino communities. NLERAP's goal is to
bring together various constituencies within the broad Latino community who
are concerned with public education to articulate a Latino perspective on
research-based school reform, and to use research as a guide to improving
the public school systems that serve Latino students and to maximizing
their opportunities to participate fully and equally in all social,
economic, and political contexts of society.
"Latino Education: An Agenda for Community Action Research" conceptualizes
and illustrates the theoretical framework for the NLERAP agenda and its
projects. This framework is grounded in three overlapping areas of
scholarship and activism, which are reflected within the chapters in this
volume: critical studies, illuminating and analyzing the status of people
of color in the United States; Latino/a educational research, capturing the
sociohistorical, cultural, and political schooling experiences of U.S.
Latino/a communities; and participatory action research, exemplifying a
liberation-oriented methodology for truly transformative education. The
volume includes both descriptive educational research and critical analyses
of previous research and educational agendas related to Latino/a
communities in the United States.