The Resource Discovering the voices of the segregated : oral history of the educational experiences of the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina, by Terri Ann Ognibene

Discovering the voices of the segregated : oral history of the educational experiences of the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina, by Terri Ann Ognibene

Label
Discovering the voices of the segregated : oral history of the educational experiences of the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina
Title
Discovering the voices of the segregated
Title remainder
oral history of the educational experiences of the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina
Statement of responsibility
by Terri Ann Ognibene
Title variation
Educational experiences of the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This qualitative study is a narrative investigation that analyzes the educational experiences of the segregated Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina during the integration movement. Four participants share their stories of how attending an elementary school for Turkish students affected their integration into White high schools. Oral history is the specific research methodology that is used. The theoretical framework that guides this study is critical-narrative theory. Through critical research, the researcher analyzes how "the social institution of school is structured such that the interests of some members and classes of society are preserved and perpetuated at the expense of others" (Merriam, 2001, p. 5). Narrative theory also informs this study. Connelly and Clandinin (1990) explain that the heart of narrative analysis is "the ways humans experience the world" (p. 2). The research questions that guide this study are the following: (1) How do the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina, who attended public school during the early part of the 20th century, describe their educational experiences?, and (2) What are the perceptions of the Turkish people regarding the integration movement, educational power struggles and oppression? Through in-depth interviews, participants discuss (a) thoughts on being Turkish, (b) feelings of isolation, (c) experiences at the Dalzell School, (d) experiences at the high schools (Edmunds and Hillcrest), (e) attitudes toward other ethnic groups, and (f) perceptions of the integration movement. The overwhelming evidence from interviews supports Freire's (2006) two stages of the pedagogy of the oppressed. Freire states, In the first, the oppressed unveil the world of oppression and through the praxis commit themselves to its transformation. In the second stage, in which the reality of oppression has already been transformed, this pedagogy ceases to belong to the oppressed and becomes a pedagogy of all people in the process of permanent liberation (p. 54). The educational implications of this study offer insight into how today's educators are called to "renew our minds so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom" (bell hooks, 1994, p.34)
Cataloging source
GSU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ognibene, Terri Ann
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Georgia State University, 2008.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turkish Americans
  • Segregation in education
  • Sumter County (S.C.)
Label
Discovering the voices of the segregated : oral history of the educational experiences of the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina, by Terri Ann Ognibene
Link
http://etd.gsu.edu/theses/available/etd-04262008-165638/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based on contents viewed July 7, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-229)
Color
black and white
Control code
ocn233576914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 236 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)233576914
Label
Discovering the voices of the segregated : oral history of the educational experiences of the Turkish people of Sumter County, South Carolina, by Terri Ann Ognibene
Link
http://etd.gsu.edu/theses/available/etd-04262008-165638/
Publication
Note
Description based on contents viewed July 7, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-229)
Color
black and white
Control code
ocn233576914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 236 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)233576914

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
Processing Feedback ...