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Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 30(2). 2018. Special issue on Arts and Community-based Research. Finding Voice and Listening: The Potential of Community and Arts-based Adult Education and Research.

Introduction to Finding Voice and Listening: The Potential of Community and Arts-based Adult Education and Research

This special issue of the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education includes nine articles that each explore arts and community-based research and/or pedagogy and the power of these practices to create opportunities for those living on the margins to find their voices, tell their stories, and to have those experiences be heard by others. While adult educators and researchers oriented to addressing social injustices and inequalities have long been concerned with the matter of voice, in this special issue we include accounts of community and arts-based activities that created conditions for those voices to be heard. There is no possibility for change if there is no audience for these voices. Creative expression in various forms has much to offer practices that are concerned with enabling individuals and groups located on the margins of dominant society to speak and be heard.

ARTICLES

  • Introduction to Finding Voice and Listening: The Potential of Community and Arts-based Adult Education and Research | Shauna Butterwick, Carole Roy
  • Stitching Together an Arts-based Inquiry with Indigenous Communities in Canada and Chile | Cindy Hanson
  • Amazonian Community Arts Education for Sustainable Worlds | Dan Baron Cohen
  • The Transformative and Healing Power of Theatre of Witness | Jennifer Blackburn Miller
  • Exploring the Impact of Community-Based Arts Programming on Determinants of Health using Secondary Evaluation Data | Ann Fox, Vanessa Currie, Elizabeth Brennan
  • Poetry, Prose and Personhood: The Art of Storytelling with the Homeless | Paige Zhang, Roula Kteily-Hawa
  • "I Love to Write My Story": Storytelling and its role in seniors' language | Natalia Balyasnikova, Spring Gillard
  • Women’s Illness Narratives: Storytelling as Art-Informed Inquiry | Roula N Kteily-Hawa
  • Migrant Women Learning & Teaching through Participatory Photography | Susan Brigham
  • Community Art as Social Transformational Tool for Criminalized Women | Anne-Céline Genevois

BOOK REVIEWS
  • Working the Margins of Community-Based Adult Learning: The Power of Arts-Making in Finding Voice and Creating Conditions for Seeing/Listening | Lynn Fels
  • Embodied Inquiry: Writing, Living and Being Through the Body | Shauna Jane Butterwick, Kari Grain
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