‘The Biographical Journeys of Researchers Greatly Influence Their Values, Their Research Questions and the Knowledge They Construct,’ Said James A. Banks at the College of Education’s 2021 Research Celebration
When James A. Banks, Ph.D., Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle, was an elementary school student in Arkansas, he faced a question that would help inform his research focus for the remainder of his career: Why were the enslaved people in his textbook pictured as being happy? He shared how he has explored this question during the College of Education’s Research Celebration on Feb. 25, 2021.