Qualitative Research in Education 2023-10-28T00:05:54+02:00 QRE Editors Open Journal Systems <p><strong><em>Qualitative Research in Education</em></strong> journal is an online journal fourth-monthly published by Hipatia which shows the results of qualitative researches aimed to promote significantly the understanding and improvement of the educational processes.<em> Qualitative Research in Education gathers the </em>outcomes from the educational researches carried out in different fields, disciplines and qualitative methodological approaches. These investigations have as a final purpose to improve the educational processes or contexts. Consequently, the journal will publish disciplinary and multi-disciplinary pieces of work linked to education and more precisely to Pedagogy, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Geography, Mathematics, Physical Education, Music or Political Science.</p> <p>This scientific journal was created to meet the need for recording the increasing scientific knowledge generated from qualitative researches. <em>Qualitative Research in Education </em>is one of the first scientific journals on this theme. It intends to be an international space for debate and educational reflection on participative implementations on research which involves the reality that is being investigated, the understanding of educational phenomena as well as the evidence that can encourage not only equity and improvement of outcomes in education but also a social change.</p> <p><strong>Peer Review Policy: </strong>All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.</p> <p><strong>Licence: </strong>Until October 5th 2013, Hipatia Press scientific journals were published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivative License (CC BY NC ND). Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.</p> Training Needs Detected by Educators in Matters of Minors and Domestic Violence and Future Proposals 2023-08-01T12:16:37+02:00 Alicia Eladia Hermoso Soto <p>This study aims to delve into the training implications of education professionals who care for minors in situations of gender violence. There are a total of 16 participants from different fields of education. The training experience of each person is valued individually to identify detected needs of the training completed and proposals for future professionals. A feminist phenomenological approach focused on grounded theory is followed, supported by specialized software, Atlas ti 22. The results show training needs in terms of incorporating a feminist approach, specificity in intervention with minors in situations of gender violence and real practices. The training they have is also observed, either from teachers who incorporated this perspective or from their own motivation to learn in this aspect. Therefore, the proposals that they indicate are oriented to the introduction of updated content in gender, to have resources and specialized support, practices and multidisciplinary intervention.</p> 2023-10-28T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Alicia Eladia Hermoso Soto Experiences of Young People in Contexts of Social Vulnerability during COVID-19: Narratives Combined with Photo-Elicitation 2023-08-01T12:06:55+02:00 Celia Camilli-Trujillo Mónica Fontana-Abad <p>The impact that the pandemic has had on the population is unquestionable and how it has severely affected the most vulnerable groups, especially young people at risk of social exclusion. The objective is to understand through the use of narrative combined with visual methodologies, how COVID-19 has influenced the lives of young people exposed to situations of social vulnerability in relation to their fears, opportunities and expectations in their personal, academic trajectory and professional. Through a qualitative approach with the participation of 174 young people, 185 photos and 174 individual narratives and 14 co-narratives were analyzed. The categories of consequences, fears, opportunities and expectations co-occurred with seven other emerging ones, which refer to the great dimensions and vital spheres of young people: (1) work: new horizon in the present, (2) redraw training, (3) social networks-ICT: new links, (4) identity, who am I? Where am I going? (5) darkness and beauty in the pandemic, (6) value of time, and (7) sense of belonging. We conclude on the ability of these methods to delve into deep layers of meaning, as well as their formative power in educational practice.</p> 2023-10-28T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Celia Camilli-Trujillo, Mónica Fontana-Abad The Role of Social Networks to Counteract Stigmatization Toward Gay and Bisexual Men Regarding Monkeypox 2023-10-24T15:29:20+02:00 Oriol Rios Regina Gairal-Casado Beatriz Villarejo-Carballido Ana Burgues-Freitas <p>Research on the effects of social media has evidenced their influence on public opinion concerning health issues. However, there are scarce analyses that pay attention to this influence when health advice generalizes certain groups’ sexual practices. This generalization occurred with monkeypox, men who have sex with men, after two World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations launched in 2022. Therefore, this is the issue that will be deeply explored in the article. Drawing on the methodological strategy of social media analytics (SMA), 2313 tweets have been reviewed focused on people’s reactions in front of WHO’s statements of July 2022 about monkeypox and men who have sex with men behaviours. Findings illustrate that there is positioning against the generalizations caused due to WHO’s statement creating a public discourse against the stigma of homosexual and bisexual men. This positioning is directly linked with people’s claims to follow the evidence and valid claims on public health issues. &nbsp;Using social networks for claiming the use of rigorous data and evidence may contribute to a significant change in public opinion and health organizations.<strong> &nbsp;</strong></p> 2023-10-28T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Oriol Rios, Regina Gairal-Casado, Beatriz Villarejo-Carballido, Ana Burgues-de Freitas Democratizing Taste on Classical Music for All 2023-10-23T20:30:29+02:00 Ane López de Aguileta Marifa Salceda Sandra Girbés-Peco Juan Carlos Peña-Axt Marta Soler-Gallart <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-US">The right of every citizen to access cultural heritage, such as classical music, has been widely pointed out by international organizations. However, there are certain barriers that impede members of vulnerable groups from enjoying the benefits of this type of music, namely cultural elitism. Some authors have stated that the taste for classical music depends on the social class. Nevertheless, our research has found evidence that demonstrates that it is not so in nine different contexts. We present here results of Dialogic Music Gatherings (DMG), that demonstrate that everyone can enjoy classical music. Thus, the purpose of this article is to analyze the impact the DMG have had on widening participants’ access to classical music and increasing the taste towards this music from very diverse age and socioeconomic groups. To that end, a survey study was conducted among nine education centers from elementary to adult education. Data has been analyzed through the Communicative Methodology by defining the transformative and exclusionary elements in relation to the access and taste towards the classical music. Results suggest these participants have accessed classical music and increased the taste towards this music after participating in the DMGs, regardless of their social and cultural background.</span></p> 2023-10-28T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Ane López de Aguileta, Marifa Salceda, Sandra Girbés-Peco, Juan Carlos Peña-Axt, Marta Soler-Gallart