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ERIC Number: ED559790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 236
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3033-2149-8
A Critical Portrait of Student Voice among Community College Students of Color
Nkosi, Janine Deloris
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, California State University, Fresno
This study utilized Freire's "conscientizac√£o" as a framework to understand the development of student voice among traditionally underrepresented students of color in a sociology classroom at a large community college in the Central Valley of California. Understanding how student voice is developed in a community college classroom provides faculty with knowledge and practices to help students develop voice and therefore an ability to critically reflect on their classroom learning, apply knowledge to their lived experience, and develop a sense of agency in their ability to effect change. A case study design allowed for an in-depth examination of the elements that foster voice. Participant observations and semi-structured interviews with 10 students, the instructor, and Supplemental Instruction leader revealed conditions, practices, and pedagogies that nurtured student voice. Findings provide faculty with practical ideas to create community in the classroom, help students feel connected, and engage students with pedagogy that transforms the classroom into the real world to foster voice. [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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California