Faculty Publications

Title

“ain't nobody gonna get me down”: An examination of the educational experiences of four african american women labeled with disabilities

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Equity and Excellence in Education

Volume

42

Issue

4

First Page

428

Last Page

442

Abstract

This study used qualitative research methods to explore the educational experiences of four African American women with disabilities, revealing how each participant developed a critical consciousness in response to the dominant ideology surrounding the discourses of African American, woman, and disabled. The development of a critical consciousness led participants to counter the oppressive nature of their educational experiences by engaging in acts of resistance. Recommendations are made with regard to how K-18 educators might support and capitalize upon students' critical consciousness to facilitate equitable classroom communities. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2009

DOI of published version

10.1080/10665680903245284

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