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Giving voice to the unheard in higher education: critical autoethnography, Tongan males, and educational research

Fa'avae, David (2018) Giving voice to the unheard in higher education: critical autoethnography, Tongan males, and educational research. MAI Journal, 7 (2). pp. 1-24. ISSN 2230-6862

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    Abstract

    When considering higher education, the unheard voices and experiences of minority researchers are often absent. Within educational research in particular, the voices and cultural realities of minority teachers are rarely valued and often ignored. This paper is my attempt to be heard, particularly in relation to the education of Tongan males in Aotearoa. I am a Tongan teacher/ researcher, and through the autoethnographical approach, I have discovered a way in which to tell my story and, in doing so, legitimise my knowledge. This paper unfolds some of the competing discourses and articulates the relevance, appropriateness and usefulness of autoethnography as a valid method to understand my experiences as a Tongan male teacher and researcher within higher education.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LA History of education
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Institute of Education
    Depositing User: David Fa`avae
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 10:33
    Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 10:58
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11290

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