ERIC Number: EJ1092779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Reimagining Diversity Work: Multigenerational Learning, Adult Immigrants, and Dialogical Community-Based Learning
Yep, Kathleen S.
Metropolitan Universities, v25 n3 p47-66 2014
Interactions between universities and surrounding communities have the potential to create empowering education through community engagement. Innovative "town/gown" relationships such as multigenerational learning communities with immigrant communities may foster positive student learning outcomes while at the same time strengthen local communities. Drawing on the experience of a partnership between a college and a public library, this article explores the strengths of integrating intergenerational, community-based learning and adult immigrants to foster dialogical "town/gown" relationships.
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Immigrants, Adult Education, Community Education, School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Public Libraries, Case Studies, Participant Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Asian Americans, Service Learning, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California