2011 10-12 poster for susan dion talk final
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Although teachers are committed to issues of equity and social justice, decolonizing and indigenizing teacher education presents particular challenges. Drawing on her recent research and teaching......

Although teachers are committed to issues of equity and social justice, decolonizing and indigenizing teacher education presents particular challenges. Drawing on her recent research and teaching experiences, Dr. Dion explore the complexities that teachers and teacher educators encounter when questions of decolonizing and indigenizing are taken up in elementary, secondary or university classrooms.

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  • 1. The Indigenous Education Network (IEN) Presents:<br />But we don’t have any Aboriginal students in our school!<br />Investigating the Complexities of <br />Decolonizing and Indigenizing Teacher Education<br />Who: Dr. Susan D. Dion, Associate Professor, Aboriginal Education, Faculty of Education, York University<br />Where: 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON, OISE Room 5280<br />When: Tuesday, October 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.<br />Abstract: Although teachers are committed to issues of equity and social justice, decolonizing and indigenizing teacher education presents particular challenges. Drawing on her recent research and teaching experiences, Dr. Dion explore the complexities that teachers and teacher educators encounter when questions of decolonizing and indigenizing are taken up in elementary, secondary or university classrooms.<br />Bio: Susan D. Dion is an Aboriginal scholar (Potawatami /Lenape) who has been working in the field of education for over twenty-five years. She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto and her research interests include the social and political contexts of education; disrupting memories of post-invasion First Nations-Canadian Relations; resistance strategies of Aboriginal adolescent girls; and urban Aboriginal experience. Dr. Dion’s book titled Braiding Histories: Learning from Aboriginal Peoples' Experiences and Perspectives is available from University of British Columbia Press.<br />*Refreshments will be provided<br />