ERIC Number: EJ1155332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
(Re)Educating the Senses to Multicultural Communities: Prospective Teachers Using Digital Media and Sonic Cartography to Listen for Culture
Brownell, Cassie J.; Wargo, Jon M.
Multicultural Education Review, v9 n3 p201-214 2017
Attuning to the acoustic ecologies of multicultural education, this critical qualitative project interrogated how elementary prospective teachers (PST) used digital media to write community through and with sound. Examining PST produced soundscapes and the practice of sonic cartography, this study inquired how "hearing" difference and "listening" to community re-educated the senses towards issues of difference, belonging, and multiculturalism. Findings illuminate three ways in which PSTs maintained a "proper distance"--a proximal, reflexive, and reciprocal stance--through digitally composing their cartographic creations and reflections. Developing materials that hear and sustain community, this study has implications for how English educators can attune to the frequencies and rhythms of culture while designing towards more equitable landscapes for learning.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Acoustics, Auditory Perception, Listening, Cultural Awareness, Creativity, Methods Courses, Experiential Learning, Minority Group Students, Cultural Relevance, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Interviews, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Space Utilization
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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