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International Summer School in Qualitative Research Methods in Education - Equity in Education - IV edition

The Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento in collaboration with University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze della Qualità della Vita, organizes the fourth edition of the International Summer School in Qualitative Research Methods in Education, focusing on the theme “Equity in Education” related to Social Justice Education research.

On one hand the summer school aims at providing students with a theoretical outline of a dramatically current topic. On the other hand it aims at providing practical tools to conduct qualitative research in this field.

The closing date for applications is July 20th, 2013.

Purposes

  • Providing critical knowledge and skills of qualitative research related to the use of some methods such as: qualitative research methods for advancing Social Justice studies, Feminist research Methodologies, Participatory Action Research and Comparative studies for equity in education.

At the end of the summer school students will:

  • Know the critical approach of equity in education as a framework in which  to carry out qualitative research in education
  • Be able to master the participatory research
  • Get or reinforce autonomy in projecting and leading a field research


Faculty

Massimiliano Tarozzi
Associate professor in the areas of social and intercultural education and Qualitative Research Methods at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Italy

Marcella Milana
Associate professor in Adult Education at Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of California-Los Angeles (USA)

Penny Jane Burke, University of Sussex, UK
Professor of Education and Director of the Paulo Freire Institute-UK in the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER) at the University of Sussex

Carlos Alberto Torres, University of California, USA
Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education, Division Head of SSCE, and Director of the Paulo Freire Institute at UCLA

Designated Lectures

Introduction. GT  for advancing equity in education -  Massimiliano Tarozzi

Feminist research methodologies - Penny Jane Burke

Doing education policy analysis - Marcella Milana

Paulo Freire and the Generative Theme Method: Foundations for Social Justice Education Research - Carlos Alberto Torres

When

September 17 – 21, 2013

The lessons will be held at the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00

Requirements and language

International Summer School in Equity in Education is addressed to international Ph.D students, Post docs, researchers and lecturers (PhD holders). At least 2/5 of the participants must be non Italian students/researchers.
A maximum of 40 participants will be admitted in the International Summer School, which will start if a minimum of 15 participants will enroll.
The language of the course in English.

Eligibility

Participants must have a Ph.D or be enrolled in a Ph.D program. In addition, a good knowledge of the English language is required (B2 level) as well as a previous knowledge or experience of qualitative research.

How to apply

Please submit the application form, together with a personal statement and your curriculum vitae. All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee.
The closing date for applications is July 20th, 2013.

Fee

The cost of the summer school is 250 € to be paid in two rates. The first one (150 €) is due by the 20th of July and the second one is due at the first day of the summer school.
Course fees include the following: tuition, all course materials including reading materials, lunch (except of the last day), some social activities, availability of the structures of the Department of Cognitive and Education Sciences and the access to online services and resources (wireless).

Staff

  • Francesca Rapanà
  • Michela Ventura
  • Federica Contò

In collaboration with

  • University of Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze della Qualità della Vita
  • UCLA - Department of Education
  • Paulo Freire Institute, Los Angeles
  • Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research. School of Education & Social Work. University of Sussex
  • Aarhus University, DK, Department of Education
  • London Paulo Freire Institute, UK

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