Claudia Mitchell

Claudia Mitchell
McGill University | McGill · Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)

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Despite the significant amount of literature dedicated to ethical and methodological issues related to youth engagement and youth participation in research, few studies have examined how young people themselves view and give meaning to their own participation in research projects that employ creative practices that affect them. This article explore...
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Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the world, making female students particularly vulnerable in its post-secondary institutions. Although there is extensive literature that describes the problem, mainly from the students' perspectives, what remains understudied is the role of instructors, their perce...
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This chapter discusses the methodological process and findings of a PhotoVoice participatory evaluation conducted as part of a larger randomised study, which sought to create better economic opportunities for women in Nairobi slums by providing mothers with vouchers for subsidised daycare. It considers the ways that PhotoVoice can be used as a tool...
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Research-creation is a growing practice in humanities that tries to balance the pace of socio-cultural inquiries with modern media advancements and qualitative knowledge construction methods. It refers to various conjunctions of “research” and “creation” (i.e., research-for-creation; research-from-creation; creative presentations of research; and c...
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In this scholarly memoir, we use mosaic-ing as a metaphor to retrace research connections between and among memory-work, the arts, and professional teacher learning, charting the course of transcontinental methodological variations and considerations over time and space. We chronologically offer this retracing, looking back to some of our earliest...
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Ethiopia has high prevalence rates of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), including in universities and rural agricultural colleges. While there are many different types of interventions that would contribute to learning institutions becoming transformative sites (rather than sites of danger for young women), a promising area for exploration w...
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This research report explores the use of PhotoVoice and how it can be applied in contemporary work with mothers in an informal settlement in Nairobi. What can we learn through a participatory visual approach by engaging those most affected by the issue of childcare? What are the critical issues that need to be considered in using such a methodology...
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Introduction: This article reports on the micro-, meso-, and macro-level impacts of sharing digital stories created by Indigenous youth leaders about HIV prevention activism in Canada. Method: Eighteen participants created digital stories and hosted screenings in their own communities to foster dialogue. Data for this article are drawn from indi...
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“New Voices, Insights, Possibilities for Working with the Arts and Memory in Researching Teacher Professional Learning” begins with a prologue that tells a story of how the book editors—Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Daisy Pillay, and Claudia Mitchell—have engaged with their own learning, as well as with what the book can offer to others. The chapter go...
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Building on the growing body of work that recognizes the value of participatory arts-based methods such as drawing, collage, Photovoice, and drama in work with war-affected children and young people and their families, this article asks the question, “How can the findings from practice based interventions become central to the work of preparing soc...
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This year marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Jackie Kirk, a co-founder of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and an incredibly effective member of the global education community who died at the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan on 13 August 2008 while working on a project on girls’ education. As an activist and researcher Ja...
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Background Taking Action II is a community-based participatory action research project that adopted a strengths-based approach to thinking about Indigenous youth HIV prevention activism. Eighteen diverse Indigenous youth leaders produced digital stories about Indigenizing HIV prevention during the summer of 2012 at a week-long retreat. Youth were i...
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This paper discusses the methodological process and findings of a PhotoVoice participatory evaluation conducted as part of a larger randomized study, which provided vouchers for subsidized daycare to selected mothers living in Korogocho slum in Nairobi. We consider the ways in which PhotoVoice can be used as a tool for participatory evaluation. To...
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p>This article explores the ways in which (a) Indigenous youth involved in an HIV intervention took up and reclaimed their cultures as a project of defining ‘self’, and (b) how Indigenous ‘culture’ can be used as a tool for resistance, HIV prevention and health promotion. Data were drawn from the Taking Action Project: Using arts-based approaches t...
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p>Cultivating and supporting Indigenous peer youth leaders should be an important part of Canada’s response to HIV. This paper examines how a group of Indigenous youth leaders took up the notion of leadership in the context of HIV prevention. Taking Action II was a community-based participatory action research project. Eighteen Indigenous youth lea...
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This article studies the ways in which researchers working in the area of health and social research and using participatory visual methods might extend the reach of participant-generated creations such as photos and drawings to engage community leaders and policy-makers. Framed as going ‘beyond engagement’, the article explores the idea of the pro...
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This Introduction serves to map out a range of participatory visual approaches, as well as critical issues related to the use of participatory visual methodologies in global health. In so doing, it offers both an overview of these innovative practices in global health and a consideration of some of the key questions that researchers might ask thems...
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South Africa has been experiencing an epidemic of gender-based violence (GBV) for a long time and in some rural communities health workers, who are trained to care for those infected with HIV, are positioned at the forefront of addressing this problem, often without the necessary support. In this article, we pose the question: How might cultural pr...
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This chapter comes out of a two year study in Vietnam with a group of girls with disabilities. It focuses on the ways in which the use of the well-known visual tool of photovoice in a project where issues of embodiment are already critical, can contribute to re-framing the idea of a body politic in participatory visual research. For example, how ca...
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In this chapter we explore what we choose to call the everyday poetics1 of rural teachers as expressed through the production of cellphilms, or, as we refer to them here, pocket films, in recognition of the ever-present mobile phone that fits easily into a pocket.
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For some teachers, it could be a professional nightmare seeing thirty or so students distracted by the internet, their heads down, some tempted by social media, some consumed by an ongoing instant messaging drama, and all their faces illuminated by the faint glow of a cellphone’s screen; nobody, it would appear, is engaging with that day’s lesson.
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One of the defining features of autoethnography that binds all autoethnographies, as Holman Jones, Adams, and Ellis observed, “is the use of personal experience to examine and/or critique cultural experience” (2013, p. 7). In this chapter, I address the question of how autoethnography can contribute to teaching in higher education institutions, and...
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As an interdisciplinary team of educational researchers we explored pre-service science teachers' perspectives on using digital technologies and social media to address socially relevant issues in science teaching. The rationale for teaching socially relevant science was embedded in the concept of renaiscience, thus underscoring the need for scienc...
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This article addresses a theoretical and methodological intervention in support of inclusion for girls with disabilities in Vietnam. Drawing on an internationally collaborative project, Monitoring Educational Rights for Girls with Disabilities in Vietnamese schools, we critically engage the politics of inclusion and exclusion of girls with disabili...
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This book is concerned with understanding the complex ways in which gender violence and poverty impact on young people’s lives, and the potential for education to challenge violence. Although there has been a recent expansion of research on gender violence and schooling, the field of research that brings together thinking on gender violence, pover...
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Focusing on gender, race and colonialism, this paper foregrounds the voices of Indigenous young people, their histories of oppression, their legacies of resistance and the continuing strengths rooted in Indigenous peoples, their cultures and their communities. Exploring the relationship between gender and colonialism, the paper speaks to the lived...
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Drawing on fieldwork with rural teachers in South Africa, this article highlights the significance of cellphone technology in participatory video and its potential to alter the research environment. To date much of the work in the area of participatory visual methodologies (including participatory video) and particularly in the context of working w...
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As an interdisciplinary team of researchers, we sought ways of encouraging discussion, reflexivity and generative thinking around HIV and AIDS integration in higher education curricula. We facilitated conversations in three higher education research settings through the medium of a digital animation based on a storyboard prepared in response to exp...
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This chapter comes out of a growing recognition that in spite of the seemingly rich policy context in South Africa for combating gender-based violence in and around schools, the rates remain unacceptably high. At the same time, rates of HIV, especially for girls and women and particularly for those in context of certain rural districts, are also un...
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As visual researchers in the field of education we have initiated and completed numerous participatory projects using qualitative visual methods such as drawing, collage, photovoice, and participatory video, along with organising screenings and creating exhibitions, action briefs, and policy posters. Locating this work within a critical paradigm, w...
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This article explores the challenges related to the inclusion of girls with disabilities in Vietnamese schools. Building on fieldwork which interrogates the institutional treatment of girls with disabilities in the Vietnamese context, we suggest that there is a need to think more critically about the inclusion and exclusion of girls with disabiliti...
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This article advances the idea that rural youth and teachers are the key in leading community dialogue towards addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in their community through their film making. The youth voices on the realities of GBV in their school and community, in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, captured through the process of participator...
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Millions of young people around the world are using digital technologies and social media to produce, share, and comment on videos, photos, podcasts and other text streams. Even youth who do not have direct access to the Internet have a growing number of ways of sharing information and interacting through, for example, text messaging and crowdmappi...
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This special issue of the South African journal Perspectives in Education offers a collection of articles by self-study researchers who are located across diverse disciplines in higher education institutions in South Africa, Canada and the United States of America (USA). The collection begins with contributions from teacher educators (Sandra Weber,...
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The emerging field of memory studies has been motivated by the desire to remember the past so as to change the future. Teachers, whether they are pre-service or inservice or teacher educators, have a key role to play in this future-oriented remembering because of their impact on the upcoming generation. A ‘looking forward through looking back’ way...
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There is a need for an ethically responsible means of conducting arts-based research with children affected by global adversity, including children affected by war. The multiple effects of war on children remains a global issue. While there are many approaches to working with war-affected children, participatory arts-based methods such as photovoic...
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Much memory-work writing traces its origins to a systematic process of collaborative inquiry on female sexualisation undertaken by a group of feminist women in Germany in the 1980s. Other feminist researchers have since built on this work to explore gender and women's lived experiences. While a good deal of this work has continued to be collective,...
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The articles in this special issue illustrate the significance and potential of enacting reflexivity in educational research. Questioning how to enact reflexivity in ways that can be transformative is a key component of educational research for social change in contemporary South Africa, as it is elsewhere if we are to take up critical issues of se...
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We explore the place that the digital can occupy in teachers’ pedagogical practices around social justice and especially how memory-work can deepen and enhance teacher practices. Like Walter Benjamin, we see memory as being a medium for exploring the past and where the digital provides greater opportunities for teachers to work productively across...
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This polyvocal text is both a narrative and a dialogue between two scholar-activist researchers working in rural communities in distinct parts of the world — South Africa and Southern Mexico — sharing their experiences of using cellular phone and camcorders, while also exploring the potential sustainability of these technologies in the context of r...
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Indigenous communities in Canada share a common history of colonial oppression. As a result, many Indigenous populations are disproportionately burdened with poor health outcomes, including HIV. Conventional public health approaches have not yet been successful in reversing this trend. For this study, a team of community- and university-based resea...
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Young adults often lack access to confidential, long-lasting, and nonjudgmental interactions with sexual health professionals at brick-and-mortar clinics. To ensure that patients return for their STI test results, post-result counseling, and STI-related information, computer-mediated health intervention programming allows them to receive sexual hea...
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In this article, we demonstrate how the cultural conceptions of a team of five researchers from different cultural and national backgrounds can be used as a source of knowledge during a collective, self-reflexive analytical process. While collectively analysing texts describing daily life produced by first-grade children and their parents in China,...
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Productive Remembering and Social Agency examines how memory can be understood, used and interpreted in forward-looking directions in education to support agency and social change. The edited collection features contributions from established and new scholars who take up the idea of productive remembering across diverse contexts, positioning the wo...
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What can a teacher do with a camera? What happens when teachers become "filmmakers? How can drawing become an entry point for ref!ection? How can autobiographical texts become pedagogical texts? And how can tools such as these contribute to teachers’ self-study in relation to addressing HIV and AIDS? Teacher educators at a number of institutions in...
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Productive Remembering and Social Agency examines how memory can be understood, used and interpreted in forward-looking directions in education to support agency and social change. The edited collection features contributions from established and new scholars who take up the idea of productive remembering across diverse contexts, positioning the wo...
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Productive Remembering and Social Agency examines how memory can be understood, used and interpreted in forward-looking directions in education to support agency and social change. The edited collection features contributions from established and new scholars who take up the idea of productive remembering across diverse contexts, positioning the wo...
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I am standing in front of a video installation depicting a large two-story wooden house being moved across Trinity Bay in Newfoundland. The installation, focusing on les trajets (travelling objects), is part of the 2010 exhibition Journeys: How Travelling Fruit, Ideas and Buildings Rearrange Our Environment at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (...
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The publishing of the articles in this issue of Girlhood Studies coincides with the global events related to the First International Day of the Girl—11 October 2012. Th is is a day formally declared by the United Nations as the one set aside to articulate the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human...
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The ubiquity of cellphones in South Africa, a country ravaged by HIV and AIDS, makes cellphones an easily accessible tool to use in participatory approaches to addressing HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) issues, particularly in school contexts. In this article we explore a participatory visual approac...
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Gender-based violence is a reality in many societies and is linked to the spread of HIV and AIDS. There have been numerous studies that have attempted to acquire an understanding of the breadth and depth of the issues around gender-based violence. However, one area that has received scant attention is the voices of women teachers. Thus, in this art...
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Participatory video is a growing area of research and an increasingly popular tool among practitioners, researchers, and NGOs working with communities around the world. The Handbook of Participatory Video advances the field, engaging critically with it as a research methodology and method and interrogating assumptions about its emancipatory nature...
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In this themed issue of GHS, “Interrogating the Meaning of Dolls: New Directions in Doll Studies,” guest edited by noted doll researcher Miriam Forman-Brunell, we are introduced to a new generation of doll researchers who continue to explore the connections between girls and dolls. Similar to girls’ other types of play such as domestic play with mi...
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Addressing the issue of HIV-stigma is recognised as essential to reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS, enabling community members to access prevention, treatment and care. Often the very people who are able to contribute to solving the problem, are marginalised and do not see ways to insert themselves into dialogues related to combating stigma. Comm...
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Rurality is an active agent and central to the lived experiences of children growing up on a farm and attending a farm school. It is a key to their everyday experiences, and influences family life, schooling and their future. Previous studies elsewhere in the world have explored the notion of childhood in rural contexts, but there is a dearth of si...
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There is a growing realisation of the vital role that Higher Education institutions in South Africa can and should play in keeping students not only alive, well and productive but also prepared to face the multiple challenges associated with living and working in the context of the HIV & AIDS pandemic. This article reports on part of a larger resea...
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This special edition of the Journal of Education draws on a contemporary concern with memory and pedagogy in South Africa – as we see, for example, in a themed issue of Perspectives in Education that examines how different “post-conflict societies”, including South Africa, engage with “the past as a pedagogical problem” (Jansen and Weldon, 2009, pp...
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It has been forty years since the feminist classic on women’s health and sexuality, Our Bodies, Our Selves was published. Available first in 1971 and then produced commercially in 1973 (revised, re-issued and, as of October 2011, in its ninth printing), Our Bodies, Our Selves, published by the Boston Women’s Collective, was regarded by many girls a...
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This article examines how visual methodologies might be incorporated into educational policy studies. By bringing together theoretical perspectives on critical policy studies and visual methodologies, we aim to demonstrate the ways in which the visual can be an important tool to help us interrogate how knowledge is produced through the construction...
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The fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 22 February to 04 March 2011. Representatives from Member States, UN entities and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)-accredited NGOS from all regions of the world attended the session. Amongst the many themes and issues...