De-colonizing Media Literacy: An Indigenous Positive Deviance Case Study of a Guam-Texas Community Empowering Civic Education for Inafa’maolek Self-determination
This case study delves into the realm of civic and media education within varied municipalities in Guam and Texas, which, to date, have been underexplored by contemporary Indigenous social science researchers within the dominant white culture. The investigation focuses on elucidating how influencers from diverse cultural groups employ education and propaganda in the municipal public policy-making process, contributing to holistic community development, democratic citizenship education, and social transformation. The primary aim of this study is to underscore the imperative need for decolonizing civic and media engagement practices in the local policy processes and media literacy frameworks in the U.S.-West Texas border, the U.S. colony of Guam, and Central Texas. Such an imperative is heightened in the current era, marked by rhetorical confrontations pervasive in media and political spheres, particularly impacting minority and Indigenous communities. This dissertation advances knowledge through the creation of research methodologies, curriculum designs, and pedagogical approaches that cultivate community and individual critical consciousness, paving the way for self-determination.The study caters specifically to Indigenous peoples and their allies, employing Indigenous knowledge to address the dearth of community education concerning democratic citizenship, with the ultimate goal of enhancing civic participation. The proposed methodology endeavors to construct a theoretical triangulation framework of analysis termed “An Indigenous Civic & Media Educational Research Framework towards Decolonizing Media Literacy" The research methods center on an Indigenous Positive Deviance Case Study applying the Inafa’maolek Mediation Framework (IMF), Critical Consciousness (CritCon) process to identify best practices for civic media futures empowering Indigenous-Minority education.
Social studies education|Communication|Public administration|Indigenous studies|Curriculum development
Aguon, Roque Anthony, "De-colonizing Media Literacy: An Indigenous Positive Deviance Case Study of a Guam-Texas Community Empowering Civic Education for Inafa’maolek Self-determination" (2023). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI30818334.