Education, Dominance and Identity by Diane B. Napier, Suzanne Majhanovich PDF

By Diane B. Napier, Suzanne Majhanovich

This quantity is a set of analysis situations illustrating the interrelationships between schooling, dominance and id in historic- and modern contexts. The situations mirror specific ways that local-, crew, and indigenous identities were plagued by a dominant discourse, how schooling can aid or undermine identification, and the way languages (including dominant and sub-dominant languages) and the language of guideline in faculties are on the centre of demanding situations to hegemony and domination in lots of occasions. analyzing the problems of their examine, the participants exhibit how participants of minority-, disadvantaged-, or ruled teams (and the academics and oldsters of youngsters of their colleges) fight for reputation, for schooling of their personal language, for reputation inside better society, or for acceptance of the validity in their responses to reform projects and guidelines that handle a much broader schedule yet that fail take into consideration key elements equivalent to perceptions and subaltern prestige. jointly, the chapters rfile learn applying quite a few methodological ways and theoretical views, illustrating an array of common and international matters within the box of comparative and overseas schooling. notwithstanding, all the instances its personal certain personality, as learn findings and as own reflections in keeping with the authors' experiential wisdom specifically social, cultural and political contexts. The contexts and nearby settings comprise Chile, Canada, the U.S., Hungary and somewhere else in East-Central Europe, France, Germany, Spain, Malaysia, Tanzania, South Africa, Cyprus, Tunisia, Egypt, Iran and somewhere else within the center East.

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As one tribal member explained, “We’re trying to let folks know that it’s not just a two-ethnicity culture … everything is not always just black and white” (Interview transcript, January 22, 2010). The metaphorical significance of this tribal member’s statement is clear: binary racial constructs are just one faulty binary in a diverse and complex world. A similar historical and social situation played out in different ways for numerous groups elsewhere in the United States and around the world; the tribal members’ goal of asserting cultural distinction was part of a larger purpose – teaching visitors to understand the historical and social realities of a multicultural world.

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P. Binda & Mel Lall Faculty of Education Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba 27 LESLEY GRAYBEAL DISCOVERING THE PAST, UNCOVERING DIVERSITY The Reclamation of Indigenous Identity through a Community Education Project INTRODUCTION Museums and heritage parks serve as significant sources of nonformal education, for everyone from children and teachers attending field trip visits to adult hobbyists to tourists of all ages. Many new types of museums also offer alternative visions of history, ethnic identity, and cultural knowledge, whether through consultation with Indigenous communities or complete tribal control.

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