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ERIC Number: EJ827867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8458
The Brownies' Book (1920-1921): Exploring the Past to Elucidate the Future of Instructional Design
Young, Patricia A.
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v8 n1 p1-20 Jan 2009
This article investigates culture-based instructional design in its purest form through "The Brownies' Book", a children's periodical produced from 1920 to 1921. Methodologies of examination include historical analysis and critical discourse analysis grounded in a Foucaultian framework. The findings extrapolated from the design of "The Brownies' Book" and the philosophies of its designers reveal a treasure of cultural remnants. Cultural remnants are the racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, political, social, historical, educational, and economic artifacts embedded in discourses. The cultural remnants provide evidence of how culture was manifested in this historical artifact. Insights are offered for creating contemporary instructional products that integrate culture. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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