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dc.contributor.authorNkoane, Molebatsi Milton
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T10:23:31Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T10:23:31Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationNkoane, M. M. (2012). Critical emancipatory research for social justice and democratic citizenship. Perspectives in Education: Rethinking citizenship and social justice in education: Special Issue, 30(4), 98-104.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2519-593X (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3733
dc.description.abstractThis article proposes a research paradigm located within the respectful relationship between participants and researcher(s) towards construction of positive holding, interactions and invitational environments which privilege social justice. I outline power as expressed at the heart of any form of human society through communication. For analysing power relations, issues of social justice and democratic citizenship become central. This article also demonstrates that social justice in research depends on interactions between the participants and researcher(s). I further argue for the need to engage with the methodological expectations of critical emancipatory research (CER), using the power of language and communication. I interrogate and trouble the power of text in the form of spoken or written words or any other means of communication. In addition, the article conceptualises communication as a medium of expression between the researcher(s) and participants; the researcher should not be regarded as aloof from the conditions of the participants. Therefore, the argument developed for social justice and democratic citizenship is that researcher(s) should be sensitive to the plight of all participants, recognising their voices or experiences. The article concludes by acknowledging the fact that human language is a product of human communication and that communication is important for knowledge production.en_ZA
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dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial justiceen_ZA
dc.subjectDemocratic citizenshipen_ZA
dc.subjectNarrativesen_ZA
dc.subjectCritical emancipatory researchen_ZA
dc.subjectPower relationsen_ZA
dc.subjectDiscourse analysisen_ZA
dc.titleCritical emancipatory research for social justice and democratic citizenshipen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free State


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