Journal of Appreciative Education

The Synergy Between Desire-Based Research and Appreciative Education

Hope Maginley


The dangers of approaching research, organizations, and people from a deficit-based perspective are explored before examining two frameworks, Eve Tuck’s (2009) desire-based research and Appreciative Education (Bloom et al., 2013) that employ an anti-deficit approach. The purpose of this article is to draw parallels between Appreciative Education and desire-based research in hopes that others might be further inspired to conduct additional research on these two topics.


Desired-based research; Appreciative Education; anti-deficit approach

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ISSN: 2165-5421