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ERIC Number: EJ1016280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
Unalienated Recognition at the Core of Meaningful Exchange between School and Community: A Response to "Unalienated Recognition as a Feature of Democratic Schooling"
Sears, Robin R.
Democracy & Education, v21 n2 Article 9 2013
I apply the concept of unalienated recognition as a form of democratic exchange, introduced by Rheingold (2012), to a different educational setting. Through a case study of the School for Field Studies international environmental programs, that are, like Rheingold's study school, field based and community centered, I explore the hypothesis that today's undergraduate students' desire to serve and to solve can be usefully harnessed in formal coursework and research to address real problems at their foundation. I link the cases by building on Rheingold's use of the concept of boundary objects as an organizing principle behind the success in motivating student learning and performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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