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Papp, Theresa A. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
In a case study of a Canadian urban high school, with mainly Aboriginal students that were non-traditional learners, teachers reported that student-centered learning within a culturally-responsive atmosphere contributed to educational success. The school and teachers provided wholistic, experiential, and relational instruction, deeply-steeped in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, High Schools, Indigenous Populations
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Sandoval-Rivera, Juan Carlos A. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
This article delivers the results of an ethnographic educational research project carried out in an indigenous community in Veracruz State, Mexico, in which cultural practices were identified that produce Indigenous Knowledge aligned with the sustainability paradigm, and therefore with the SDGs. Empirical findings are shown regarding knowledge and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Indigenous Knowledge, American Indians, Sustainability
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Leet-Otley, Jill – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
Somali girls who veil are often misrepresented as being oppressed by a patriarchal culture. Research gathered from a critical ethnographic study with sixth grade Somali girls sheds light on their understanding of the hijab and their experiences with anti-Muslim discrimination. Findings reveal that the hijab provided a source of strength from which…
Descriptors: Clothing, Muslims, Females, Foreign Countries
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Neeganagwedgin, Erica – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
This paper privileges the voices of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Holders. Since time immemorial, Indigenous Elders, whether in a Canadian or global context, have been at the core of teaching and learning and have had the responsibility of transferring knowledge. However, their role in the transmission of culture has been undermined by the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Canada Natives, Transformative Learning, Older Adults
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Triyanto; Handayani, Rif'ati Dina – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
Integrating indigenous knowledge in the science classroom is one approach of maximizing the sociocultural relevance of education. The purpose of this study is to describe the possibility of integrating indigenous knowledge and school sciences through a Teacher Learning Community (TLC) at the secondary school. Data were collected through teaching…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Science Instruction, Communities of Practice, Secondary School Teachers
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Kalisha, Wills – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
The discourse surrounding unaccompanied teenagers' migration seems to favor a willing-participant model in their journey to asylum. When such a discourse is prominent, other restrictive measures are taken, such as invoking temporary, limited permits to control the migration of children without an adult. Further, policy frameworks are not…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Political Attitudes, Immigration, Public Policy
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Bartmes, Natalie; Shukla, Shailesh – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
This research project examines experiences at the University of Winnipeg in facilitating land-based pedagogical (LBP) courses to ascertain the potential of land-based learning in strengthening students' connection with Indigenous ways of knowing in Manitoba. The overarching aim of the research was to create empirical support for building bridges…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Community Attitudes
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Kirby, Eric; Tolstikov-Mast, Yulia; Walker, Jennie L. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
This paper analyzes challenges indigenous Peruvian college students face in completing their studies, based on field research that included interviews with Peruvian higher education leaders, administrators, researchers, and faculty, and a review of published research. Since 2012, the government of Peru has sponsored Beca 18, a comprehensive…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Indigenous Populations, College Students, Scholarships
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Moll, Luis – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
This paper presents an overview of some of Michael Cole's work, starting with his pioneering research in Liberia with the Kpelle (and later, with Sylvia Scribner, studies of literacy with the Vai, 1981), which was formative of his version of a cultural-historical psychology, his translation and interpretations of the work of L. S. Vygotsky and…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Disadvantaged Environment, Foreign Countries, Educational Anthropology
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Stephens, Rachael; Zhang, Michelle – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
Critics often cite the "Moynihan Report" to illustrate how cultural diagnoses of poverty blame the victims and ignore the structural roots of inequality. This paper considers how the tendency to attribute such dangerous analyses to researchers' individual shortcomings leaves the underlying analytical elements that generate cultural…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Problems, Social Differences, Cultural Influences
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Baines, AnnMarie – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
Author Toni Morrison used fictional narratives to make readers uncomfortably aware of their collective role in perpetuating the culture of poverty and pitying its victims. In her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," she focused on the most vulnerable member of society -- a child -- to depict the consequences of extreme social isolation and…
Descriptors: Authors, Literature, Poverty, Victims
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Orelus, Pierre Wilbert – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
Teaching in predominantly white institutions is a terrific challenge for professors of color. In addition to being expected to fulfill professional obligations, including publishing, teaching, advising, and mentoring students, professors of color constantly have to fight against microaggression, lack of diversity, inclusion, and fairness in the…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Racial Composition, Racial Bias, Whites
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Beckham, Kyle; Vossoughi, Shirin – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
The culture of poverty thesis did not emerge from the conservative shadows of American intellectual life, but from its most liberal hopes for the future. Most of its earliest champions were committed to the cause of Black uplift, but never escaped the shame and judgment of the culture of poverty thesis. We look to the life and writings of W. E. B.…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Poverty, African Americans, Social Theories
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Vossoughi, Shirin; Rodela, Katherine – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
Eleanor Leacock (1922-1987) was a cultural anthropologist and prominent critic of the "culture of poverty" framework. This paper analyzes Leacock's writings on the culture of poverty with the following questions in mind: How did Leacock's critique of the culture of poverty framework evolve over time? What was her dissatisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Poverty, Race, Criticism
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Scroggins, Michael J. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
In today's anthropology, the word "culture" is conspicuous by its absence from anthropological discourse. But the word is still alive outside anthropology, particularly in sociology and psychology, in ways anthropologists cannot ignore, as fields like urban poverty and education have been altered by the introduction of the culture…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Poverty, Urban Education, Cultural Influences
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