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Understanding Youth Cultures, Stories, and Resistances in the Urban Southwest: Innovations and Implications of a Native American Literature Classroom

Abstract This study examines the multiple and complicated ways that Native American students engage, accept, and/or reject the teachings of a Native American literature course, as they navigate complex cultural landscapes in a state that has banned the teaching of ethnic studies. This is the only classroom of its kind in this major metropolitan area, despite a large Native American population. Like many other marginalized youth, these students move through "borderlands" on a daily basis from reservation to city and back again; from classrooms that validate their knowledges to those that deny, invalidate and silence their knowledges, histories and identities. I am examining how their knowledges are shared or denied in these spaces. Using et... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor San Pedro, Timothy J. (Author) / Paris, Django (Advisor) / Romero-Little, Mary Eunice (Advisor) / Mccarty, Teresa (Committee member) / Ortiz, Simon (Committee member) / Chin, Beverly A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Pedagogy / Secondary education / History Education / Multicultural Education / Native American Education / Praxis / Teacher Preparation / Urban Education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 323 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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