This inspiring and original work will be of interest to educators, teacher-educators, policy makers, and others concerned with collaborative and transformative forms of crosscultural pedagogy and research both in Canada and abroad.
Michele T.D. Tanaka is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. She is grateful to live and work on the beautiful lands of the traditional Coast Salish territory of the Lkwungen, Esquimalt, and WASANEC peoples. Her research and teaching interests have been shaped by over ten years in the classroom, in a variety of educational settings.
Foreword / Greg Cajete SENCOTEN Pronunciation and Glossary Introduction: A Welcoming The Moons of XAXE SIAM SILA 1 Orienting to Place and Pedagogical Purpose 2 Opening Oneself to Indigenous Ways of Being-Knowing-Doing 3 Rethinking Learner-Teacher Relationships 4 Invoking Good Intention and Conscious Action 5 Focusing on How and Why We Teach 6 Trusting Learners and Remembering Wholeness 7 Coming Together in Safe Enough Spaces 8 Continuing Reflection towards Sustainability 9 Preparing Self and Community for Dispositional Change 10 Indigenizing Practice amid Classroom Challenges 11 Re-envisioning (Teacher) Education 12 Touchstones for Future Teaching References; Index