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Necessary discomfort of postcolonial narratives

The necessary discomfort of postcolonial narratives in the social studies classroom

By Lisa Mallory

Edited by: Dr Michelle Fava; Research supervised by: Dr Michelle Fava

This research examines Canadian secondary students' experiences of their social studies curriculum. It shows that students and teachers can feel uncomfortable learning about indigenous perspectives, but that this discomfort can act as a catalyst for learning and reconciliation when learners include themselves in the narratives.