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ERIC Number: ED534974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-8488-2
The Effects of a Participatory Action Research Intervention on Middle School Students' Understanding of Schools, Culture and Place
Cassie, Jonathan Martin
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles
School violence is a complex cultural problem that affects most schools. This study used a participatory action research model involving mapmaking, photography and intercultural grouping to understand how one school's physical environment and social geography contributed to interethnic tensions on campus. The study found that mapmaking allowed middle school students to see the campus-wide gestalt of interethnic tension that permeated their school culture and draw conclusions about it in intercultural discussion groups. Moreover, photography gave a visceral, visual language to this problem, allowing students to see and discuss problems which they did not map. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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