Presentation on theme: "Engaging CIES members in visual research methods Jackie Kirk, IRC & McGill University Cathryn Magno, Southern CT State University CIES Gender Symposium."— Presentation transcript:
Engaging CIES members in visual research methods Jackie Kirk, IRC & McGill University Cathryn Magno, Southern CT State University CIES Gender Symposium ~ February 2007
Introduction From Gender Symposium 2006 to today Traditional methodological approaches to gender and education quantitative measurements (e.g., gender disaggregated enrollment data) policy analysis qualitative narratives (girls experience in school) Visual methodology
Research Questions (How) do agencies and organizations use images of girls to further particular ideologies with regard to girls education? What are the messages conveyed and received through such images? What are the relationships between the images of girls and different discourses related to girls education and agency?
Literature Base Studies of the visual culture of childhood Studies of the visual culture and history of schooling Studies of images of third world children Studies of the images of other adults living in far away countries and exotic cultures
Engaging CIES members Rapid response technique Maps on to analysis tool Approximately 1 minute/photograph Informal contribution to research process
Image reading tool Document Title: Document Type: Year of Publication: Organization: Summary of the Content: Surface message: Narrative: Intended Message: Ideological Message: Oppositional Reading: Coherence:
Conclusions Theoretical implications Ongoing research process Relevance of visual methods/analysis to field of comparative and international education Especially for feminist scholars Practical implications Agencies using images