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ERIC Number: EJ1104739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
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Teaching Inequalities: Using Public Transportation and Visual Sociology to Make It Real
Grauerholz, Liz; Settembrino, Marc
Teaching Sociology, v44 n3 p200-211 Jul 2016
In this article, we describe an adaptation of Nichols, Berry, and Kalogrides's "Hop on the Bus" exercise. In addition to riding the bus, we incorporated a visual component similar to that developed by Whitley by having students conduct a sociological, photographic exercise after they disembarked. Qualitative and quantitative assessment data show that taken together, these exercises enhance students' awareness and sociological understanding of social inequalities, especially income inequalities. Specifically, the activities make abstract concepts real to students, make more obvious inequalities that often go unnoticed, help students better understand how structural barriers affect individuals' daily lives and contribute to broader social inequalities, and to some degree, dispel stereotypes of marginalized groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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