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ERIC Number: EJ1026164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Teaching Diversity through Service-Learning: An Integrative Praxis Pedagogical Approach
Rice, Julie Steinkopf; Horn, Terri
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v25 n1 p139-157 2014
Service-learning has been shown to be an effective technique for teaching diversity; however, the literature is scant concerning theoretically informed approaches. This study fills that void by drawing upon the work of Freire, Rendón, and others. After describing how an integrative praxis approach is applied in a sociology course, the authors discuss findings from a pilot survey administered to students who took this course. Findings indicate that students' awareness and understanding of the complexities confronting diverse populations increased. Contributions of this exploratory study include presenting a theoretically informed pedagogy that may be used to teach diversity in various disciplines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A