When Elephants Fight, the Grass Gets Trampled: Internal Displacement of Women and Its Educational Implications

By Dolapo Adeniji-Neill.

Published by The International Journal of Diversity in Education

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This study described the experiences of internally displaced women in Nigeria, using heuristic and phenomenological inquiry as guiding theoretical frameworks. The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of internally displaced women in Nigeria, through their own voices, using thick and rich descriptions; and by using heuristic and phenomenological inquiry methods as guiding theoretical frameworks (Patton, 2002, 107-110). This study resulted in illuminating the problems of internally displaced women by putting faces on the statistics through longitudinal topical life history interviews of three individual
Nigerian women who were displaced by internal conflicts.

Keywords: Phenomenological Inquiry, Heuristic Inquiry, Internal Displacement, Internal Conflict, Educational Implications, Literacy, Nigerian Women

The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 13, Issue 2, March 2014, pp.77-89. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 14, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 204.972KB)).

Dr. Dolapo Adeniji-Neill

Assistant Professor, School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Adelphi University, Saxtons River, Vermont, USA

Dr. Dolapo Adeniji-Neill is an Assistant Professor of Education at the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, U.S.A. Her research interests and work include sociological and cultural implications influencing individual and group educational opportunities in the U.S and internationally; Class and gender influences in K-12 and higher education settings; Immigrant education; Multiculturalism.