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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Karen Irene
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-04T20:16:43Z
dc.date.available2021-06-04T20:16:43Z
dc.date.issued2021-06-04T20:16:43Z
dc.date.submitted2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/24438
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-16264
dc.description.abstractThis mixed methods research project is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada statement that “the way we educate our children and ourselves must change” (2015, p. 317). An examination of literature identified narrative pedagogy as an effective and culturally universal method of teaching and learning, and one that is effective for the development of intercultural competence. Indigenous content and narratives were therefore included in an introductory sociology course offered in a post-secondary institution in Alberta, Canada. The Intercultural Development Inventory® was used to measure the intercultural competence or sensitivity of the students both pre-and post-course. An online focus group was also employed to gather qualitative data related to the experience of the students with narrative teaching and their thoughts and feelings related to Indigenous peoples and cultures. The inclusion of Indigenous content and narratives was shown to both increase intercultural sensitivity in a measurable way and to increase understanding of Indigenous cultures, and the issues faced by Indigenous peoples in mainstream society. These research results have implications for how we teach our students, how we prepare our teacher training programs, how we might employ antiracist teaching, and move forward in decolonization and reconciliation.
dc.subjectCultural competence
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectIndigenous
dc.subjectIntercultural development
dc.subjectNarrative
dc.subjectWays of Knowing
dc.titleBuilding intercultural competence : bridging western and indigenous education through narrative
dc.date.updated2021-06-04T20:16:46Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Social Sciences
dc.degree.levelDoctorate
dc.degree.disciplineCollege of Interdisciplinary Studies


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