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ERIC Number: EJ950248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
Silencing Aboriginal Curricular Content and Perspectives through Multiculturalism: "There Are Other Children Here"
St. Denis, Verna
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v33 n4 p306-317 2011
This article explores how multicultural discourses impact the reception of Aboriginal teachers, and the Aboriginal knowledge, history, and experience they bring into Canadian public schools. The author argues that what happens to Aboriginal teachers in Canadian public schools as they attempt to include Aboriginal content and perspectives is a microcosm of what happens at the political and national levels in regard to Aboriginal peoples' claims to land and sovereignty in Canada. The author begins with a brief discussion of multicultural policy and legislation in Canada. Then the author reviews some of the general criticisms of multiculturalism and, most importantly, some of the basic reasons Aboriginal people reject having their claims and rights framed within multiculturalism. The article then draws on data from two recent studies that have explored the experiences of Aboriginal teachers as they seek to include Aboriginal content and perspectives into public schools. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada