Our path unwinding: conversations and reflections on diversity through dialogue

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Education
Department Educational Leadership & Policy
Author Jefferson, Wazir Suni
Title Our path unwinding: conversations and reflections on diversity through dialogue
Date 2016-05
Description This qualitative autoethnography has stemmed conceptually out of the increasing demand for dialogue processes in social justice and diversity education. This inquiry illustrates how an African American male graduate student and instructor reflected on semi-structured critical dialogue processes in and out of the classroom as experienced by students, staff, and colleagues and explored the use of the passion, awareness, skills, and knowledge necessary for this work. The instructor's process of self-discovery through journal reflection, conversations with colleagues, and student evaluations all contributed to the study's distinctive teachable moments; responding versus reacting; intent and impact to his role as both a teacher and a learner. This study offers pragmatic recommendations for dialogue facilitators and administrators to consider in their supportive practices for social justice, inclusion, and equity.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Diversity; Dialogue; Facilitator; Diversity dialogue facilitator; Dissertation; Capstone project; Intergroup dialogue; African American male graduate student; Black male graduate student; Black male; Autoethnography; Journal reflection; Journal reflections; Reflection; Passion; Awareness; Skills; Knowledge; Qualitative study; Dialogue process; Qualitative research; Diversity education; Classroom facilitation; Diversity training; Training; Inclusion training; Dialogue and diversity through group process; Pragmatic recommendations; Recommendations; Policy; Indemnity; Instructor; Teachable moments; Challenges outside the classroom; Critical dialogue; Conversations
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Doctor of Education
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Wazir Suni Jefferson 2016
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 351,347 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3969
ARK ark:/87278/s68d34j3
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2016-06-28
Date Modified 2016-08-26
ID 197519
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68d34j3
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