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Current Issue: October 14, 2002
Volume 38, Number 7

Researcher symposium at UNM Oct. 26
Indigenous, border, school communities' work examined

The rights, roles and responsibilities of researchers and their subjects in indigenous, border and school communities will be explored at the 10th Annual Inter-American Symposium on Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education Wednesday, Oct. 23 - Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Science and Technology Research Park.

The symposium is hosted by the UNM College of Education (COE) Office of Latin American Programs in Education, now a part of the Multicultural Bilingual Education Center, and the COE Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies.

The first day of the symposium is open to the public. Cost is $10 for the day and $5 after 4 p.m. An opening ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. followed by talks featuring lead experts in the field.

The theme is “Research and Community, Collaboration and Learning.” Three aspects of research will be discussed:

  • Roles and responsibilities of researchers, with particular attention to researchers who are members of the communities
  • Roles and responsibilities of researchers, with attention to those researchers who are members of the communities they research
  • Nature and complexity of the research process in diverse communities, including the use and ownership of research findings.

Among the questions to be explored are: what defines an indigenous, border or school community? How does institutional research intersect with indigenous self-determination and educational policy? How does the research process help collaboration and learning?

Morning presenters include: Guillermina Engelbrecht, Ph.D., director of COE Latin American Programs in Education at UNM, and Ann Nihlen, Ph.D., chair of COE Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies.

Afternoon presenters include Joseph Suina, Rebecca Blum-Martinez and Christine Sims, UNM and Cochiti Pueblo.

Several UNM graduate students will present.

For more information, call 277-3910.