Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

Black Women Writing Autobiography: Autobiography in Multicultural Education

Black Women Writing Autobiography: Autobiography in Multicultural Education

Black women writing autobiography: Autobiography in multicultural education
Meta Y.Harris

Autobiographical Introduction

As a young Black woman coming of age and living in the Deep South during the civil rights movement, I had a deep concern for how Black people were perceived and judged, especially by people who knew nothing about us. My experiences during that time period fostered my fascination with writing autobiography. Historically, Black Americans have commonly employed the genre of autobiography to tell their stories (Harris, 2003). It was originally a means of appealing to White society for acceptance as human beings.

I find that writing autobiography gives me the opportunity not only to explore my history from a personal perspective, relative to the political happenings of the ...

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