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ERIC Number: EJ1026091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Building Strong Community Partnerships: Equal Voice and Mutual Benefits
Oberg De La Garza, Tammy; Moreno Kuri, Lissette
Journal of Latinos and Education, v13 n2 p120-133 2014
This article explores an urban partnership and service-learning project deliberately created to improve literacy and strengthen learning communities in an urban, Latino neighborhood of Chicago. The project aligns activities and objectives with resources and needs of university participants, a Latino community organization, and local public schools. The needs addressed include (a) improving literacy achievement in Latino students, (b) improving literacy instruction, (c) expanding students' awareness and engagement with social injustices, and (d) exploring barriers to literacy access in students' homes and community. This project serves as a model for developing partnerships and outreach between higher education institutions and the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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