Occupational Travellers and Researchers as Educational Border Crossers: Methods for Researching with Australian and British Fairground People

Danaher, Geoff and Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2289-7774 (2020) Occupational Travellers and Researchers as Educational Border Crossers: Methods for Researching with Australian and British Fairground People. In: Researching Within the Educational Margins: Strategies for Communicating and Articulating Voices. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 213-231. ISBN 978-3-030-48844-4

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Abstract

The work of occupational Travellers requires them to cross geographical borders regularly, which in turn generates challenges and opportunities for educating their children. Similarly, education scholars researching with occupational Travellers cross axiological, epistemological and ontological borders in striving to research ethically and reciprocally with the research participants in spaces that mainstream cultures position as being on the margins of educational provision.

This chapter explores and evaluates the methods deployed by the authors in conducting and publishing research with members of the Australian and British fairground communities over several years. These methods centre on issues of rapport, reciprocity and representation, and they include intercultural communication, nuanced vocality and co-authorship where possible. Conceptually, the discussion is framed by an updating of Giroux’s (Border crossings: Cultural workers and the politics of education [2nd ed.]. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005) provocation around border crossings.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2020 00:40
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2021 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, Fairground people, Occupational Travellers, Show people, United Kingdom
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48845-1_13
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39803

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