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Pushing back: A pedagogy of boxing

Chamberlain, J. J. (2017) Pushing back: A pedagogy of boxing. Masters thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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History repeats itself. Time and memory circle around and round, only to loop and touch again like a continuous figure eight, creating a vacuum where Indigenous students dwell. Their memory pulls one way while a post-modern society pulls in the opposite direction. The Indigenous student is caught in the middle of a road called bi-culturation, and it leads right into a dead-end. The desire to stay strong to their culture is inherent in the Indigenous student, it is a resistance that will never be extinguished. This thesis describes an Indigenous Pedagogy, a pedagogy which supports Indigenous students and is built around a Rite of Passage. From lived experience I weave this thesis with an unbridled format and in the spirit of pedagogy. A modern form of rite of passage, the Pedagogy of Boxing fills the gap in Indigenous Pedagogy and Education. Boxing quenches the thirst for a symbol into man-hood, releasing a level of achievement to which we will all bear witness in years to come.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Publisher’s Statement: © Copyright is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Keywords: Education; Academic achievement; Educational foundations; Indian education; Indigenous education; Indigenous pedagogy; Pedagogy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
College of Education > Educational Leadership
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 04:27
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/4973

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