Reflections from the Tundra: Language, Culture, and Pedagogy through Community Engagement

Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies

ISBN: 978-1-78441-261-6, eISBN: 978-1-78441-260-9

ISSN: 1479-3687

Publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

This chapter chronicles the experiences of a community engaged Latina and Wayuu science education faculty member who worked in a rural village in south central Alaska with Cup’ik teachers, Elders, and parents. The work began in the summer of 2012 and continues five years later. The chapter includes a series of vignettes that chronicle experiences shared during trips to the village in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. The mentioning of seasons is crucial because in the Arctic activities are determined by the seasons. These experiences emote metaphors that are related to my personal and professional identity and help chronicle a transformation that is deeply tried to how place and the activities that take place in the company of community members and mentors generate new insights related to the incommensurable western and Alaska Native paradigms of pedagogy, research, and educational policy in contexts where the language, culture, and place are at stake.

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Ortega, C.-I. (2017), "Reflections from the Tundra: Language, Culture, and Pedagogy through Community Engagement ", Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies (Advances in Research on Teaching, Vol. 29), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 189-203. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-368720150000029015

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