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Researcher as learner, participants as knowers: an ethnographic snapshot of women sharing knowledge in a rural Uganda community

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dc.contributor.supervisor Heald, Susan (Women's Studies) Wiens, John (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en
dc.contributor.author Janzen, Melanie D.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-04-15T21:01:46Z
dc.date.available 2005-04-15T21:01:46Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04-15T21:01:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/111
dc.description.abstract This snapshot ethnographic research was conducted in Kihande Village in Uganda with the Agabagaya Women’s Group for a period of five weeks in 2004. Using a feminist ethnographic methodology, the researcher explores how women value, share and pursue knowledge informally among themselves to support themselves, their families and their communities. The analysis indicates that the women of Agabagaya are knowers in their worlds, that they actively pursue educational opportunities and development opportunities, and that they do so from a grassroots level. This particular group does not rely on and may actually be hindered by external development organizations and outside educational influences with top-down models. However, the group does use external development agencies when there is opportunity for the group to benefit. The researcher further explores the positions and implications of a white, Western researcher conducting research in a developing, non-white country and discovers that positive and respectful relationships are at the heart of the research process and that the participants control many aspects of the research itself. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject ethnography en
dc.subject feminist en
dc.subject development en
dc.subject education en
dc.subject women en
dc.subject community en
dc.subject feminist research en
dc.subject post-development en
dc.title Researcher as learner, participants as knowers: an ethnographic snapshot of women sharing knowledge in a rural Uganda community en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology (IIP Stream) en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Wallin, Dawn (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) McMillan, Barbara (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note May 2005 en


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