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ERIC Number: EJ1089385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-480X
Contact Zones, Problem Posing and Critical Consciousness
Patel, Lisa
Pedagogies: An International Journal, v7 n4 p333-346 2012
In this article, I share the shape and findings of a participatory action research project with newcomer youths on the contours of status in society. This project was nested in a professional internship experience for newcomer youth, and this experience provided the context in which we explored how privilege and status are afforded in American society. I use here Mary Louise Pratt's concept of contact zones to frame the interactions experienced by the youth in their research and with each other. I provide implications for educators to re/consider the contrast of a project deliberately shaped to interrupt societal patterns of privilege with the patterns more traditionally found in schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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