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ERIC Number: EJ1005822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Enacting Social Justice to Teach Social Justice: The Pedagogy of Bridge Builders
Eifler, Karen E.; Kerssen-Griep, Jeff; Thacker, Peter
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v12 n1 p55-70 Sep 2008
This article describes a particular endeavor, the Bridge Builders Academic Mentoring Program (BAMP), a partnership between a school of education in a Catholic university in the Northwest and a community-based rites of passage program for adolescent African American males. The partnership exemplifies tenets of Catholic social teaching, in that it is community-based, justice-oriented, and in many ways countercultural. The pedagogy aligns with the goals of service learning; that is, the service extended by university students satisfies a genuine community need, and at the same time affords those engaged in service an opportunity to acquire crucial knowledge, skills, and dispositions to which they would not otherwise have access. Implications for translating this program to other contexts are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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