Resting Lightly on Mother Earth: The Aboriginal Experience In Urban Educational Settings

June 15, 2001|
Resting Lightly on Mother Earth: The Aboriginal Experience In Urban Educational Settings by Angela Ward
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In this book, the voices of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants are heard as they chronicle their survival in mainstream school systems. The authors describe and analyze the experiences of Aboriginal students, teachers, and pre-service teachers struggling to find a place in urban society. Some voices are resistant, others angry, many questioning, as they enter into tentative coalitions with other urban teachers who pursue social justice for Indigenous peoples. The editors open the book with a wide-ranging look at the contexts of urban Aboriginal education, and explore the themes of the book—identity, disconnection from the land, spirituality, the effects of a colonial legacy—from their own Aboriginal and mainstream perspectives.

A strength of the book is the diversity of backgrounds and experiences the authors bring. The writers are Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, from Canada, the United States and Australia. They have taught and worked in elementary and secondary schools, universities and teacher education programs. All have direct experience working in urban educational settings, and all bring passionate advocacy to their writing. Resting Lightly on Mother Earth is intended for both Indigenous and mainstream educators; it is particularly suitable for teachers and administrators in urban systems, teacher educators, and graduate and undergraduate education students.

Angela Ward, PhD, is Professor Emerita in the School of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Born in England, Dr. Ward has spent most of her adult life working with Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Rita Bouvier is a freelance researcher and community-learning facilitator working with various public insti...
Title:Resting Lightly on Mother Earth: The Aboriginal Experience In Urban Educational SettingsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:196 pages, 9 X 6.05 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:196 pages, 9 X 6.05 X 0.5 inPublished:June 15, 2001Publisher:Brush EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550592211

ISBN - 13:9781550592214

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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