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Reading, Naming, and Changing the World: Youth Participatory Action Research in a Hawaiʻi School

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Title:Reading, Naming, and Changing the World: Youth Participatory Action Research in a Hawaiʻi School
Authors:Desai, Maharaj
Contributors:Halagao, Patricia E. (advisor)
Curriculum Studies (department)
Ethnic studies
Multicultural education
Critical Literacies
Critical Pedagogy
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Settler Colonialism
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Date Issued:Dec 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This dissertation documented and analyzed the impact of a Youth Participatory Action Research project on the identity and agency of students and teachers in an urban Honolulu high school. The study was conducted over the course of a school year and included a doctoral student, a high school English Language Arts teacher, and ten students who were English Language Learners (ELL) as the researcher/participants. Results from this analysis were reported in three parts: (1) the impact of YPAR on the identity of the teachers and students; (2) the impact of YPAR on the agency of the teachers and students; (3) the relationship between identity and agency; (4) the impact of YPAR to challenge structures like settler colonialism, heteropatriarchy, and white supremacy. Recommendations for the teaching of YPAR in an ELL classroom within the unique context of Hawaiʻi and its implications for the impacts of YPAR resulted in the development of a Pedagogy of Solidarity that would allow for radical possibilites in education.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
Pages/Duration:246 pages
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Curriculum Studies

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