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dc.contributor.advisorWalton, Gerald
dc.contributor.authorAbela, Janelle
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-15T17:59:25Z
dc.date.available2020-10-15T17:59:25Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca:7070/handle/2453/4703
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes representations of Indigenous Peoples in novels used in the Ontario secondary English classroom. This research identifies the impacts that inaccurate or limited representations of Indigenous Peoples can have when used as curriculum material. Critical Discourse Analysis was used to analyze the 20 most commonly used novels used in the secondary English classroom, drawn from the Ontario Book Publisher’s Organization’s (2017) study. Representations were found in two of the top 20 novels and an analysis was conducted based on physical representations, social representations, representations of racial inequality, terminology use, and author background. The two novels included in this analysis are Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) and Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road (2005). The analysis addresses representations of Indigenous characters, leading to a deeper analysis of the representations within two novels for the development of recommendations to increase Indigenous Peoples representations in the secondary English classroom. Analysis of the two novels indicates a narrow and similar representations of Indigenous Peoples. The findings support the necessity for increased and diverse representations of Indigenous Peoples in secondary English curriculum, specifically fiction.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectRepresentations of Indigenous Peoples (Ontario curriculum)en_US
dc.subjectEquality issues (education)en_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Peoples in fictional literatureen_US
dc.subjectRacial/cultural identity developmenten_US
dc.titleIndigenous representations in novels used in the Ontario Secondary English classroomen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCormier, Paul


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