Narratives of the social scientist: understanding the work of John Ogbu

@inproceedings{Foster2005NarrativesOT,
  title={Narratives of the social scientist: understanding the work of John Ogbu},
  author={Kevin Michael Foster},
  year={2005}
}
This article contextualizes the work of the late educational anthropologist John Ogbu in terms of uniquely American narratives that have explanatory and motivational value for different segments of the US population. The narrative Ogbu championed has explanatory value among several educational researchers, and is consistent with an ethnic immigrant narrative that has long held motivational value among African, Asian and European immigrant students in the United States – quite possibly including… CONTINUE READING

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