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ERIC Number: EJ1016183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
"Role Models Can't Just Be on Posters": Re/membering Barriers to Indigenous Community Engagement
Madden, Brooke; Higgins, Marc; Korteweg, Lisa
Canadian Journal of Education, v36 n2 p212-247 2013
Current Canadian scholarly literature, education policy, and curricular documents encourage the participation of Indigenous community members as a key component of Indigenous Education reform. Guided by sharing circles conducted with Indigenous Elders, families, teachers, and support workers, we present community voices and experiences of Indigenous Education in an urban school board through poetic transcription. Our research suggests that four key barriers will have to be overcome in efforts to improve urban Indigenous Education: unwelcoming schools, professionalization of classroom teaching, colonized classrooms, and unilateral decolonization. Poetic transcription is used in this article to centre the voices of Indigenous participants as well as attempt to decolonize our approach to data dissemination of Indigenous voices as white, Euro-Canadian university-based researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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