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ERIC Number: EJ1016178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Exchanges between Two Rivers: Possibilities for Teaching Writing in the Northwest Territories
Catlin, Susan Jane
Canadian Journal of Education, v36 n2 p119-143 2013
My action research investigation into place-conscious writing practices invited experienced Non-Aboriginal teachers from the Northwest Territories to think through writing practices that might engage Northern students, many of whom are Indigenous. In this paper, I will focus on what the teachers had to say about the influences of aspects of Indigenous oral traditions on their writing pedagogies. I will consider the possibility that multiliteracies might provide a more dynamic conception of literacy that invites student engagement through multimodal connections and opens up spaces for Indigenous ways of knowing and being in approaches to teaching writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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