Faculty Publications

Title

African mask-making workshop: Professional development experiences of diverse participants

Document Type

Article

Keywords

African mask-making, Multicultural art, Multicultural workshop, Professional development, Teacher education

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Multicultural Education

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

135

Last Page

157

Abstract

Diverse education professionals learned about African cultures in a workshop experience by making African masks using authentic symbolism. Analysis of reflections to evaluate the workshop for applicability to participants with and without African heritage showed that both groups expanded their cultural knowledge of traditional African ethnic groups. Those participants with African heritage noted valuing of women while those without African heritage expressed appreciation for African culture, self-evaluation of work, and the desire to investigate their own heritages.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2015

DOI of published version

10.18251/ijme.v17i2.953

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