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ERIC Number: EJ1008178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1559-9035
Activist Literacies: Validating Aboriginality through Visual and Literary Identity Texts
Montero, M. Kristiina; Bice-Zaugg, Cassandra; Marsh, Makwa Oshkwenh-Adam Cyril John; Cummins, Jim
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v9 n1 p73-94 Spr 2013
Framed at the intersection of activist and Indigenous research methodologies, this article explores the way two First Nations senior high school students made sense of their visual and literary identity texts (Cummins & Early, 2011). An Ojibwe artist-in-residence at an urban secondary school in southwestern Ontario and a university-based researcher facilitated the creation of these texts, which helped students form concrete understandings of their life experiences as rooted in social, cultural, political, and historical understandings. Dialoguing about students' visual and literary identity texts proved to be an innovative and engaging way to explore what it means to place Aboriginal students' identities at the center of the curriculum. Insights into the students' experiences are detailed in terms of context, process, output, and impact. (Contains 4 figures and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada