Culturally based education: student technology projects in a First Nations community

dc.contributor.authorScott, Elizabeth Letitia
dc.contributor.supervisorRiecken, Ted
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-19T17:28:34Z
dc.date.available2011-07-19T17:28:34Z
dc.date.copyright2004en_US
dc.date.issued2011-07-19
dc.degree.departmentDept. of Curriculum and Instructionen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis inquiry explores community members' perceptions of student produced multimedia technology projects. Projects are community-based, rooted in First Nations culture of a remote northern British Columbian village. Open-ended interviews focus on what community members consider important to the education of their children. Community presentations and meetings underscore the emphasis on participatory and decolonizing methods used in this case study. Theories of cultural compatibility, cognition, and cultural historical activity underlie culturally based education (CBE) programs exemplified by these projects. A totem pole metaphor guides readers through the inquiry. Participants expressed strong support for CBE programming, specifically those that use technology in innovative ways to support culturally relevant community-based educational initiatives as well as to create resource materials. Similar research suggests that these kinds of projects may lead to increased levls of student achievement and success in other areas and may act to bridge the gap between local and global educational requirements.en_US
dc.description.expiryIndefiniteen_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/3414
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectvideoen_US
dc.subjectmulti-mediaen_US
dc.subjectFirst Nationsen_US
dc.subjectcommunity-baseden_US
dc.subjectaboriginal studentsen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectBritish Columbiaen_US
dc.subjecttechnologyen_US
dc.titleCulturally based education: student technology projects in a First Nations communityen_US
dc.title.alternativeNisga'a treaty, our treaty: Nathan Barton School student presentations, 2002/2003en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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