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Participatory video projects in multicultural learning environments


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation critically examines the life and teaching experiences of four teachers who use multicultural participatory video projects (PVP) to enrich the learning opportunities of their students. Colleagues and former students recommended the teachers for their experience using PVP and multicultural perspectives. The study is based on a theoretical framework grounded in multicultural education as it relates to teacher transformation, technologically assisted learning, and participatory learning theory. A review of the literature of multicultural education makes evident the need for teachers to transform their cultural awareness and perspectives before our schools can become effective multicultural learning environments. This study seeks to document this need, and to highlight PVP as a tool with the potential to catalyze teachers toward this transformation. The major findings of this study are that the use of participatory video project enriches the life-long development of multicultural perspectives for teachers who actively confirm self-identity through expressive life arts. The findings suggest that PVP taps into many aspects of a teacher's life and teaching experience to increase multicultural awareness and provide "fuel" for the transformation process. They also suggest that teacher education and support programs that advocate for issues of diversity and against issues of injustice and inequity in schools advance the use of PVP in their programs and communities to insure increased multicultural awareness through policy and procedural changes. Transforming schools into multicultural learning environments requires education reform that includes supporting teachers to develop multicultural perspectives.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Bilingual education;
Multicultural education;
Educational software
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0282: Multicultural education
0710: Educational software
Identifier / keyword
Education; Learning environments; Multicultural; Participatory video projects; Teacher transformation
Title
Participatory video projects in multicultural learning environments
Author
Bascomb, Gregory D. S.
Number of pages
242
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 67/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542682759
Advisor
Nieto, Sonia
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3216938
ProQuest document ID
305306751
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305306751
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