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ERIC Number: EJ1172953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Stitching Stories: Re-Membering Human Enslavement in the Elementary Classroom
Howard, Joy
New Educator, v14 n2 p91-108 2018
In this article, I explore this question: How can teachers, especially new teachers, create school spaces that present humanizing images and stories of people who were enslaved, particularly people of African descent in the United States? To explore this question, drawing from an ethnographic study of teachers at an elementary school in the U.S. South, I focus on two teachers, a new teacher and an experienced teacher. The concept of re-membering--reconnecting knowledge of the past that has been silenced or distorted (King & Swartz, 2015)--is centered in the analysis, in which the I propose the idea of stitching stories as a way to re-member knowledge of human enslavement in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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