Title

“The Listening’ Guide” As socio-cultural analysis tool of Arab women leaders’ stories

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1054

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Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

12-1-2017 10:15 AM

End Date

12-1-2017 12:05 PM

Abstract

The "Listening Guide” is “a method of psychological analysis that draws on voice, resonance and relationships as ports of entry into the human psyche” (Gilligan, Spencer, Weinberg & Bertsch, 2004, p. 157). The method was designed in order to discover and understand people’s inner worlds.

The method stems from the clinical methods of Freud and Brunner and was developed in longitudinal feminist research concerning girls’ psychological development. It involves a series of steps that guide the researcher through an individual’s many voices and offers a “pathway into relationships more than a fixed framework of interpretation” (Brown & Gilligan, 1992, p. 22).

Researchers who have used the Listening Guide share basic assumptions concerning the “psychology of relationships” (Gilligan et al., 2004, p. 157). It has been used to elucidate the human psyche; it joins feminist researchers, cultural psychologists and psychological anthropologists and is universal in application.

However, we do not use the method in our educational research to decipher the human psyche. We use it, differently, in a social context, to understand our participants' world through their own eyes. We read each text several times attempting to identify the different "voices" of the narrator in each story. Our specific purpose is to reveal how Arab women leaders act in their different life contexts: family, profession and socio-cultural environment.

Using a narrative approach, our research analyzes stories of women leaders in Arab society in Israel, expressed in their personal, organizational and social spheres through their multiple voices. Studies of women’s leadership in education show that they employ unique practices and relationships within their profession and community. The contribution of our research stems from the use of the Listening Guide for social-cultural readings of women’s narratives and its contribution to the development of research on Arab women managers in Israel.

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“The Listening’ Guide” As socio-cultural analysis tool of Arab women leaders’ stories

1054

The "Listening Guide” is “a method of psychological analysis that draws on voice, resonance and relationships as ports of entry into the human psyche” (Gilligan, Spencer, Weinberg & Bertsch, 2004, p. 157). The method was designed in order to discover and understand people’s inner worlds.

The method stems from the clinical methods of Freud and Brunner and was developed in longitudinal feminist research concerning girls’ psychological development. It involves a series of steps that guide the researcher through an individual’s many voices and offers a “pathway into relationships more than a fixed framework of interpretation” (Brown & Gilligan, 1992, p. 22).

Researchers who have used the Listening Guide share basic assumptions concerning the “psychology of relationships” (Gilligan et al., 2004, p. 157). It has been used to elucidate the human psyche; it joins feminist researchers, cultural psychologists and psychological anthropologists and is universal in application.

However, we do not use the method in our educational research to decipher the human psyche. We use it, differently, in a social context, to understand our participants' world through their own eyes. We read each text several times attempting to identify the different "voices" of the narrator in each story. Our specific purpose is to reveal how Arab women leaders act in their different life contexts: family, profession and socio-cultural environment.

Using a narrative approach, our research analyzes stories of women leaders in Arab society in Israel, expressed in their personal, organizational and social spheres through their multiple voices. Studies of women’s leadership in education show that they employ unique practices and relationships within their profession and community. The contribution of our research stems from the use of the Listening Guide for social-cultural readings of women’s narratives and its contribution to the development of research on Arab women managers in Israel.