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Finding Identity: Marginalized Teens and Their Allies Creating Alternatives and Possibilities for Educational Change Through Stories and Art as Pedagogic Actions

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Finding Identity: Marginalized Teens and Their Allies Creating Alternatives and Possibilities for Educational Change Through Stories and Art as Pedagogic Actions

Zimmer, Thibault (2017) Finding Identity: Marginalized Teens and Their Allies Creating Alternatives and Possibilities for Educational Change Through Stories and Art as Pedagogic Actions. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

In this Master’s thesis, I looked at an alternative program as part of a Montreal inner-city high school, and explored through the use of narratives, both textual and visual, the participant’s situations as disenfranchised students, teachers and administrators. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, a total of six participants, including myself collectively became active agents of social change by employing reflexive approaches to this research in order to foster a sense of advocacy.
In so doing, I gained a researcher a new and better understanding of alternative programming in the public educational system, and the role of the arts within it. Finally, in using letter writing as creative form, I engaged participants to think critically about their identities as students, teachers, and researchers, thus democratizing the notion of pedagogy and public curriculum.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Zimmer, Thibault
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art Education
Date:17 March 2017
Thesis Supervisor(s):Sinner, Anita
ID Code:982342
Deposited By: THIBAULT ZIMMER
Deposited On:05 Jun 2017 15:36
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:54
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