Coloring in the White Spaces : Reclaiming Cultural Identity in Whitestream Schools

Coloring in the White Spaces : Reclaiming Cultural Identity in Whitestream Schools

Description

This book examines the struggle against racial and cultural inequity in educational systems, presenting the case study of a New Zealand school and its community's determination to resist alienating environments. If we look at an untouched child's coloring book, for instance, we think of the pages as blank. But they're not actually blank - each page is uniformly white, with lines established to dictate where color is allowed to go. Children by this are taught about the place of color and the importance of staying within pre-determined boundaries and expectations, reinforcing a system where the white background is considered the norm. To challenge such whitestreaming, this book offers the example of a community that defied and rejected this environment in favor of a culturally-located, bilingual learning model of education based on secure cultural identity, stable positive relationships, and aroha (authentic caring and love). This journey is juxtaposed against pervasive deficit-driven, whitestream explanations of inequity and purported "achievement gaps" of indigenous Maori and Pasifika students. This story chronicles the efforts of the Kia Aroha College community on its quest to step outside education's "White spaces" to create a new space for learning and to reclaim educational sovereignty - where individuals have the absolute right to "be Maori," to be who they are, in school.


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Details

Author(s)
Ann Milne
Format
Hardback | 228 pages
Dimensions
150 x 225 x 17.78mm | 460g
Publication date
26 Oct 2016
Publisher
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
Illustrations note
12 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
1433134845
ISBN13
9781433134845
Bestsellers rank
1,741,863