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ERIC Number: EJ1080308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Gardening, Tutoring, and Service by and for Latinos: La Esperanza
Bussert-Webb, Kathy
Education Research and Perspectives, v36 n2 p81-109 2009
This paper describes a community service learning (CSL) project that helped sixteen Latino/a teacher trainees in the areas of caring, social justice, bias reduction, teaching experience, personal growth, joy, and collaboration. The project was significant because the participants and the children they tutored were all Latinos who had shared similar experiences, unlike the dissimilar backgrounds between most college trainee students and the children they tutor. Participants engaged in tutoring, planting native flora, and a literacy methods course for three weeks in a South Texas neighborhood, reputably the most economically disadvantaged neighborhood for its size in the USA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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