Re-Storying Education: How to Decolonize the Classroom
Drawing on Indigenous knowledge to create a more equitable education system for allA valuable resource for educators looking to actively participate in reshaping the future for Indigenous, Black, and students of color in their classrooms, Re-Storying Education outlines how colonialism has shaped a school system at odds with Indigenous knowledge--and how this has been detrimental to generations of students. Drawing from her own experiences as a child of the Sixties Scoop and those of Indigenous students within the public school system, Indigenous academic Carolyn Roberts offers a deep understanding of how to support educators to create a nurturing and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and teachers. Re-Storying Education contains valuable lesson and assessment ideas, fostering the development of a critical lens in education. Roberts offers questions for self-reflection, suggestions for professional action, recommended resources for further learning, personal anecdotes, her own decolonizing teaching practices, and music playlists that reflect the spirit of and work to uplift Indigenous voices. Re-Storying Education introduces holistic perspectives, respect for nature, and a deeper understanding of cultural diversity to enhance teaching practices and enrich education. It invites readers into an open dialogue in the pursuit of a more inclusive and just educational landscape.
- Publisher: Page Two Books, Inc.
- Publish Date: Sep 10th, 2024
- Pages: 200
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
- EAN: 9781774584965
- Categories: • Teaching - Methods & Strategies• Educational Policy & Reform• Indigenous Studies
About the Author
Carolyn Roberts is St'át'imc and Stó lō from N'Quat'qua and Tzeachten Nations, and a member of the Squamish Nation. She is an assistant professor in the teacher education department at the University of the Fraser Valley. An educator and administrator for over twenty years in the K-12 system and post-secondary. Roberts works with school districts, educators, administrators, and pre-service educators to build their understanding of Indigenous pedagogy, education, and history. She is a gifted storyteller and keynote speaker. She lives on the unsurrendered lands of the Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo Peoples (Surrey, British Columbia).
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