Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry

Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry is an independent, bi-yearly, refereed educational journal that publishes essays, research notes, and book reviews pertaining to the wide and increasingly important intersections of culture, education and the general categories of social and ecological well-being. As an important component of its interdisciplinary foci, the journal assumes the critical relevance of the cultural and pedagogical perspective as the lens to all areas and possible paradigms of educational and socio-cultural developments. And as a geographically and epistemically inclusive publication, Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry values research inspired works that emanate from community projects, and could occasionally publish submissions that fall within the parameters of poetry, text-borne folkloric performances, and artistic expressions. Within this generalist and polycentric perspective, therefore, the journal welcomes works in critical and cultural studies of education, general foundations of education, postcolonial studies in education, comparative and international perspectives of education, citizenship education, gender studies in education, and emancipatory and hope theories of education.

Editorial Team

Founding Editors

Ali A. Abdi, University of Alberta, currently University of British Columbia

Cecille DePass, University of Calgary

Book Review Editor

Edward Shizha, Wilfrid Laurier University

Production Team

Editorial Production Manager: Margaret Dobson (Independent Scholar)

CPI Desktop Publisher: Kendra Grabatin (Independent Consultant)

Journal Manager: Tania Guerrero (Independent Researcher & Artist in Virtual Residence)

CPI Senior Production Consultant: Derek Tannis (Advisory capacity)

Bibliographic Researchers: Patty Hamid and Sana Fakih

Editorial Advisory Board

Marie Battiste, University of Saskatchewan

Yvonne Shorter Brown, Independent Scholar

Christine Fox, Wollongong University, Australia

Ratna Ghosh, McGill University

Henry Giroux, McMaster University

Shibao Guo, University of Calgary

Yan Guo, University of Calgary

Celia Haig-Brown, York University

Anne Hudson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Ingrid Johnston, University of Alberta

Yatta Kanu, University of Manitoba

Jennifer Kelly, University of Alberta

Ruby King, University of West Indies

Enid Lee, Enid Lee Consultants, Santa Cruz, California

Pam Mordecai, Indepdendent Scholar

Ladi Semali, Pennsylvania State University

Lynette Shultz, University of Alberta

Aruna Srivastava, University of Calgary

Swee-Hin Toh, Griffith University, Australia

Bing Wang, Liaoning Normal University, China

John Willinsky, Stanford University

Vol 7, No 2 (2015)

Table of Contents


CPI’s “Mission Impossible”: Accomplished
Cecille DePass , Ali Abdi


Mary Smith
Lawrence Muganga
Charles Chikunda

Postcolonial Ballads

Bombs and Bridges: My mother’s WWII survivor story
Anne-Marie Turski
Mapping the Economic Landscape: Immigrant, Visible Minority & Indigenous Women in the Canadian Workplace
Sana Fakih , Cecille DePass

Postcolonial Responses

Gates of Dachau
David Butts
Aurora Borealis
Nilima Sonpal-Valias

Book Reviews

Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings: Inspiring People, Places and Practices.
Charles Kivunja