Tennessee Qualitative Inquiry for Social Justice

About TQISJ at Tennessee Tech

The goal of the Tennessee Qualitative Inquiry for Social Justice collaborating website is to provide a network for the scholarly promotion of qualitative inquiry and education concerned with social justice and human (TQISJ) rights information.

  • Included is a listing of local faculty and university staff involved in Qualitative Research and whose interest is in exploring social justice issues within the greater community.
  • We also intend to further researchers' dedication to the realization of a democratic society that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and that values the worth of all humans.
  • Our office promotes workshops, seminars, conferences, and other events in our area that may expand people's dedication to social justice.

More About the International Institute for Qualitative Inquiry

  • Located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Visit iiqi.org

TQISJ Presentations & Presenters

  • ICQI 2016

    12th ICQI, 2016

    Baker, J. C., & Ezell, L. From the sticks to stick-with-it-ness: The complexity of persistence in rural college students.

    Clark, E. T. Int’s not about me, it’s about we: Cultural responsiveness through literature.

    Ellis, A., Callender, A., McMillan, E., & Silber-Furman, D. Navigating an equity-minded, qualitatively-rich doctoral program in neoliberal times.

    Fidan, P., & Pittman, C. Fifth grade mathematics teachers’ perceptions of writing in mathematics.

    Isbell, J. K., Baker, J. C., Sapp, D. L., Zagumny, L., & Anthony, H. The politics of academic advancement: Doubting the illusion of rigor.

    Isbell, J. K., Chaudhuri, J., Madray, A., & Schaeffer, D. L. International graduate students’ perspectives on plagiarism in academic writing.

    Sapp, D. L. The elite label: Two gifted teachers’ challenges with neoliberalism changes in the classroom.

    Silber-Furman, D., & Al Sagar, A. Academic language in higher education.

    Spears, A., & Wendt, S. Scientific argumentation in the kindergarten classroom: Supporting understanding of scientific knowledge using outstanding children’s literature.

  • ICQI 2015

    11th ICQI, 2015

    Al Sager, A. The representation of Islam and Muslims in world history textbooks.

    Baker, J. C. Collaborative autoethnography in education: Teachers’ engagement in a multi-layered approach to self-inquiry and reflection.

    Bishop, T. Succumbing to the story: Autoethnography and anger in education research.

    Callender, A., & Howard, M. Silenced conversations: Social construction of disability in two cultures.

    Howard, M., & Callender, A. Lost in translation.

    Pittman, C., & Isbell, J. K. Engaging with e-readers: Teacher and student perspectives on e-readers in secondary English classrooms.

    Sapp, D. L. Impact of gifted student information on stakeholder decision-making: A critical content analysis.

    Silber-Furman, D. Quest for success: How English language proficiency shapes academic identities of international students.

    Spears, A. Alarming admonitions: A poetic representation of mothers’ experiences with early literacy advice.

    Stepp, J., & Taylor, F. L. A grounded theory approach to professional development and collaboration.

    Taylor, F. L. Inductive analysis on library climates.

    Wendt, S. L., Isbell, J. K., Fidan, P., & Pittman, C. Teacher candidates’ attitudes and self-efficacy toward team work for teaching STEM in the elementary classroom.

    Zagumny, L., Bishop, T., Shanks, K., Silber-Furman, D., & Chitiyo, G. Post-Inquiry troubling and the challenge to the practical: Perspectives from doctoral students and faculty.

  • ICQI 2014

    10th ICQI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21-25, 2014

    Al Sager, A. Introducing the unfamiliar: Get to know your Muslim student

    Chitiyo, R., & Silber-Furman, D. Hide and seek curricula: An uneven playing field for bilingual students

    Howard, M., & Fain, J. Emergent understandings of the Schooling Literacy Project: Diverse schools generating close readings and critical responses to global and informational texts

    Howard, M., & Stewart, A. New literacies in the Second Life: A qualitative media analysis

    Landis, D., Stephens, J., Byford, G., & Isbell, J. A close-up of co-teaching: Zooming in on teacher candidates’ co-teaching experiences

    Marcum, R. The rod or the staff: Discipline practices in Protestant homes

    Rawiszer, H. Students’ perceptions of critical literacy as an alternative teaching method to literacy instruction

    Rogers, A. Teachable moments: Incorporating literacy into all subjects

    Zagumny, L., Baker, J., & Bishop, T. Neoliberal assessments and the rise of the educator preparation program enterprise

  • ICQI 2013

    9th ICQI, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, May 15-18, 2013

    Al Sager, A., & Shinde, G. International Muslim students’ experience at a regional university in the United States

    Anthony, H., & Campbell, C. Teachers’ and students’ (mis)understandings of graphical representations in mathematics

    Baker, J., Thompson, E., & Ellis, A. Pleasure packs a punch: Adolescents speak about reading for fun at school

    Camuti, A., & Fisher, S. Qualitative analysis of text message construction practices in native speakers of Arabic

    Chitiyo, R., & Rawiszer, H. Wait, so you did this together? Two graduate students’ experiences with co-teaching and co-grading

    Howard, M., Al Sager, A., Baggett, A., Cochrane, S., & Majors, T. Tell me more about that: Meaningful cohort relationships in Ph.D. programs

    Howard, M., & Anthony, H. Questioning selves, questioning minds: Women’s persistence in doctoral programs

    Isbell, J. Lessons in the park: Authentic teaching and learning with preservice teachers

    Isbell, J., Baker, J., Zagumny, L., & Camuti, A. Beyond (yet related to) schooling: Interrogating deficit constructions of government-funded healthcare recipients

  • ICQI 2012

    8th ICQI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 16-19, 2012

    Zagumny, L., Chitiyo, R., Rawiszer, H., & Norris, W. Teaching mathematics with chess: Stakeholders’ perspectives toward chess as an instructional strategy

  • ICQI 2010

    6th ICQI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 26-29, 2010

    Howard, M. Addressing challenging behavior: A portrait of the effective preschool teacher

    Zagumny, L., & Richey, A. (Re)presenting the “Muslim World”: Critical visuality and textbook images

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