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ERIC Number: EJ816334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Disrupting Molded Images: Identities, Responsibilities and Relationships--Teachers and Indigenous Subject Material
Dion, Susan D.
Teaching Education, v18 n4 p329-342 Dec 2007
This paper explores the complexities of teachers' understanding of their relationship with Aboriginal people. Drawing on her current work with teachers, the author offers a method for initiating a critical pedagogy of remembrance that allows teachers to attend to and learn from the biography of their relationship with Aboriginal people. The author argues that teachers position themselves as "perfect stranger" to Aboriginal people and explores forms of "ethical learning" which use the act of remembrance to raise awareness of the ways in which the identities of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada have been shaped by the colonial encounter. The construction of this ethical awareness among teachers is a promising way to transform relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada