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ERIC Number: ED555464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 177
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-4577-4
A Mirror of Voices: A Collaborative Learning Community of Culturally Responsive Digital Storytelling
Harris, Kim Diann
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Union Institute and University
This action research study acknowledged the possibilities of culturally responsive pedagogy by examining digital storytelling via online workshops that were facilitated for a group of educators and educational leaders. The presence of cultural biases and cultural discontinuities in Pre-K-12 education has the propensity to contribute to the marginalized education of Black students who are overtly and covertly being taught from the deficit model. Educators and educational leaders who work in higher education, in preparing our nation's teachers, perpetuate this deficit model. This action research study developed and implemented online digital storytelling workshops designed to promote best practices that could possibly reduce teacher biases and stereotypes among educators and educational leaders who prepare urban Pre-K-12 teachers. The study is crucial for higher education institutions to cultivate a sense of cultural competence, cultural proficiency, and cultural sensitivity within their instructional frameworks in preparing inner-city teachers of Black students. Higher education is in a place to create a safe space for reexamining current research and curricula development in order to cause a disruption that promotes antiracist teacher education paradigms. Everybody has a story to share and this one is about a mission to eradicate cultural biases and cultural discontinuities from learning communities and cultivate them with a renewed sense of teaching, learning, and leading with regard to Black students. My story is about a need for a distinct breed of pedagogical pathfinders who are empowered to embrace student-centric approaches that are infused with technology and media arts. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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