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ERIC Number: EJ1040850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Culture-Based Arts Education That Teaches against the Grain: A Model for Place-Specific Material Culture Studies
Bequette, James W.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v55 n3 p214-226 Spr 2014
When 50 Midwest teachers in two public schools and one Reservation school worked in respectful, knowledgeable, and power-sharing ways with local Indigenous elders, artists, and academics, the outcome was often culture-based arts education that teaches against the grain. This collaboration and the culturally responsive pedagogy it inspired led to transformative thinking about race, power, and injustice. Participating teachers, who recognized the social relevance and educative potential of Indigenous material culture as place-based pedagogy, began using a culture-based model for arts integration across disciplinary borders. Immersing these mostly White educators in an Indigenous society's heritage language and ways of knowing, in turn, heightened many students' engagement with and appreciation for the place they live and the peoples living there for millennia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED), Office of Innovation and Improvement
Authoring Institution: N/A