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ERIC Number: EJ1047983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
"Turning the Sugar": Adult Learning and Cultural Repertoires of Practice in a Puerto Rican Community
Johnson, Laura Ruth; Stribling, Colleen; Almburg, Anne; Vitale, Gail
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v65 n1 p3-18 Feb 2015
This article examines the processes of knowledge acquisition and transmission among adults within two "communities of practice" in Humboldt Park/"Paseo Boricua," a Puerto Rican community located on Chicago's near-northwest side. In particular, we examine the ways in which two adult women engaged in learning processes and enacted cultural practices within their workplace settings, a community café and a local health initiative. A primary objective of this broader ethnographic study is to provide insight into the various ways that community residents obtained and utilized knowledge, skills, and practices, as well as the larger role that these spaces and sites play in the life of the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois