Inspired by the changes precipitated by 2020 and 2021, the authors introduce Tharp's (1994) Funnel and Filters of Development and his emphasis on ethnogenetic analysis as a framework to understand current conditions and events. In doing so, we aim to provide a lens to better grasp the issues that our nation faces and propose it as a tool to disrupt the ongoing pattern of social injustice. This framework is introduced with a discussion on some of the unfortunate, yet significant, events that have unfolded in 2020 and 2021, followed by an explanation of Tharp's Funnel and its application to contemporary events. Lastly, we conclude with a discussion on how ethnogenetic analysis can be used as a framework for culturally-responsive pedagogy, and contextualize both global and educational issues.
Martinez, Alejandra Y. and Parrish, Dayna
"Tharp’s Funnel: Understanding the Present through an Understanding of the Past,"
Journal of Multicultural Affairs: Vol. 8:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jma/vol8/iss1/5
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