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Relational Education: Applying Gergen’S Work To Educational Research And Practice, Stanton Wortham, Kara Jackson Jun 2012

Relational Education: Applying Gergen’S Work To Educational Research And Practice, Stanton Wortham, Kara Jackson

GSE Faculty Research

This article sketches the implications of Gergen’s relational approach for educational research and practice. Gergen suggests that we envision education as a set of processes intended to enhance relationships. This is a radical departure from most mainstream educational research and practice, which is designed to enhance the individual’s mind. We first examine three key assumptions about individuals and about knowledge that undergird mainstream educational research and practice—an emphasis on the individual as separate from the world, an account of knowledge as decontextualized and a tendency towards hierarchies which favor purified knowledge over lesser forms. We then describe ...


We Need To Talk: Advancing Urban School Social Worker Knowledge Of Adhd And Collaboration With Teachers, Mery F. Diaz May 2011

We Need To Talk: Advancing Urban School Social Worker Knowledge Of Adhd And Collaboration With Teachers, Mery F. Diaz

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The high prevalence of ADHD continues to present a challenge, particularly in high poverty urban schools. Low-income children of color are both more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder and more likely to be under-treated compared to their Caucasian peers. While significant attention is paid to what teachers across a variety of school settings know about ADHD, little is known about school social workers knowledge of ADHD. In addition, little is also known about the collaborative processes by which school social workers support teachers in addressing ADHD in urban schools. Utilizing a mixed-methods survey design, this study explored urban ...