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Title: You have Nothing to Lose! Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Secondary Education to Make Space for Body Acceptance
Authors: Fullbrook, Ashley C.
Advisor: McCready, Lance T.
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: fat studies
secondary education
fat acceptance
body acceptance
culturally relevant pedagogy
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2012
Abstract: Schools are sites of great power and influence where the “obesity” discourse is often taken uncritically as truth and reproduced, to the detriment of young people. The purpose of this thesis was to investigate how theories of fatness can inform theories of culturally relevant pedagogy with the goal of helping teachers create spaces where increased size acceptance is possible for secondary students. Literature from both these areas of study was reviewed and applied to the Ontario secondary curriculum documents for science and physical education. This analysis demonstrated a body acceptance orientation in teaching these disciplines, and that doing so can mitigate many of the negative effects of living in a fat hating world.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33650
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