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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Doleatha J. ( )
dc.contributor.authorGuzman Foster, Sandra L. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-09T17:45:20Z
dc.date.available2020-11-09T17:45:20Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.citationThomas, D. J., & Guzman Foster, S. L. (2020). Perceptions of educational philosophies: Written reflections of female Saudi Arabian pre-service teachers. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, 10(1), pp. 43-59.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/12910
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to provide a preliminary investigation into the perceptions of educational philosophies as viewed through the individual lens and ‘voice’ of master-level, female Saudi pre-service teachers studying abroad in the United States. This study explores the personal and cultural belief systems juxtaposed with intentions for classroom practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the extent to which transformative learning occurs through the reflective thinking process. Transformative learning theory and critical feminist theory frame this study. A qualitative design with a constructive paradigm were utilized to examine the handwritten reflections of eleven Saudi women enrolled in a higher education course in a 4-year university located in southwest region of the United States. Five educational philosophies taken into account include perennialism, essentialism, pragmatism, reconstructionism, and existentialism. Through the manual coding process and thematic data analysis, four major themes emerged: cultural beliefs and values, academic freedom and personal empowerment, intentions for classroom practices and beyond, and learning through reflection. Findings revealed multiple educational philosophic orientations, based on cultural beliefs and values, and transformative learning through reflective thinking with specific intentions for future classroom practices. Implications and recommendations are also included.en_US
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dc.format.extent17 pages
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dc.publisherTexas State University, Center for Diversity and Gender Studiesen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Research on Women and Gender, 2020, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 43-59.
dc.subjectHigher educationen_US
dc.subjectEducational philosophyen_US
dc.subjectPre-service teachersen_US
dc.subjectSaudi Arabian womenen_US
dc.subjectTransformative learningen_US
dc.subjectCritical reflectionen_US
dc.titlePerceptions of educational philosophies: Written reflections of female Saudi Arabian pre-service teachersen_US
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