ERIC Number: EJ1092959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Discovering Diversity Downtown: Questioning Phoenix
Talmage, Craig A.; Dombrowski, Rosemarie; Pstross, Mikulas; Peterson, C. Bjørn; Knopf, Richard C.
Metropolitan Universities, v26 n1 p113-145 2015
Applied community learning experiences for university students are promising endeavors in downtown urban environments. Past research is applied to help better comprehend a community engagement initiative conducted in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The initiative aimed to illuminate the socio-cultural diversity of the downtown area utilizing storytelling methods. The initiative leveraged three broad questions: Where is downtown, what is downtown, and who is downtown? Lessons learned from the initiative, its processes, and outcomes are showcased and reviewed.
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Story Telling, College Students, Experiential Learning, Community, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Cultural Differences, Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Definitions, Socioeconomic Status, Community Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona