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ERIC Number: EJ832691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Mas' Making and Pedagogy: Imagined Possibilities
Fournillier, Janice B.
Qualitative Report, v14 n1 p81-104 Mar 2009
In this article I draw on an ethnographic case study that examined mas' makers' perceptions of the learning/teaching practices at work in the production of costumes for Trinidad and Tobago's annual Carnival celebrations. During the 2005 Carnival season I spent four months in the field, my country of birth, and collected data through participant observation, still photographs, and informal and semi-formal autobiographical interviews. I used Spradley's (1979, 1980) domain and componential analysis and Goodenough's (1971) propriospect in my description, analysis, and interpretation of the data resources. In this article, I apply the notion of performance art pedagogy to these findings. In so doing, I explore imagined possibilities and implications for the institutionalized educational system that Caribbean scholars claim are in an era of re-conceptualization. I challenge fellow educators to reconsider what counts as learning and what learning counts (Green & Luke, 2006), in our efforts to provide education for all. (Contains 7 figures and 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago