ERIC Number: EJ1016280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
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.
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Democracy, Case Studies, Field Studies, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Educational Practices, Environmental Education, International Education, Study Abroad, Transformative Learning, Sustainability, Social Justice, Middle School Students, Biodiversity, Conservation (Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools
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