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ERIC Number: EJ1104925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Using Multiculturalism as a "New Way of Seeing the World": Ontario Aboriginal Educational Policy According to Foucault
Cherubini, Lorenzo
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v13 n2 2011
By considering the "Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Policy Framework" (2007) from a Foucauldian perspective, this paper presents a policy discourse of knowledge, power, and identity from a multicultural education framework. Through Foucauldian theoretical perspectives, the paper creates alternate possibilities in confronting the ways to understand public educational policy--considered the purpose of multicultural education. It invites teachers, administrators, district leaders, and policy makers to consider how educational policy in one Canadian province strategically situates Aboriginal peoples in a historical context, exercises Foucauldian notions of power and care, and potentially endorses the subjectification of Aboriginal peoples through recommendations of self-identification practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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