Date of Award
Master of Education
Dr. Roger Clark
This thesis focuses on the transformational role art and education played in the life of a female learner and educator whose culture of origin sanctioned neither. This study uses autoethnography (self-study) as research method and postmodern theory as a framework to explore my struggle to obtain an education in Canada and develop visual art skills. The findings of my research are explored through a self portrait I created specifically for this purpose. Art and Education are a cultural transgression against Old Colony Mennonite ideology. Considerable research has been conducted on Mennonites from Mexico, however; research is unavailable on what it is like to live through the transition of life from Mexico to Canada, especially from a female perspective. I was born in Mexico, migrated between Canada and Mexico, and was eventually raised in south - western Ontario.
Langeman, Ann, "Cultural Transgression: The Pursuit of Art and Education" (2011). Digitized Theses. 3313.