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|Title: ||From Greek School to Greek's Cool: Heritage Language Education in Ontario and the Aristoteles Credit Program - Using Weblogs for Teaching the Greek Language in Canada|
|Authors: ||Aravossitas, Themistoklis|
|Advisor: ||Trifonas, Peter|
|Department: ||Curriculum, Teaching and Learning|
|Keywords: ||heritage language education|
blogs in education
computer supported collaborative learning
learning communities in education
heritage languages in Canada
|Issue Date: ||17-Dec-2010|
|Abstract: ||Heritage Language Education is considered the cornerstone of Canada’s multiculturalism policy. In Ontario, the mission to preserve the cultural capital of the various ethnic communities is carried out primarily by non-profit organizations and groups with limited official support.
My thesis is the autobiographical inquiry of an internationally educated teacher who is involved in a Greek language credit program in Toronto. My commitment to understanding the needs of the new generation of learners guided me through a series of professional development initiatives and the creation of an educational blog which is currently used by students, parents and teachers of the Aristoteles Credit School.
By presenting my experiences as I navigated the multidimensionality of HLE in Ontario, I hope to offer a case of a bottom-up reform attempt which is based on transformative pedagogy and brings heritage language education to the epicentre of community activity and educational change in the 21st century.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - Master theses
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