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ERIC Number: EJ1118041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
The Poverty Pimpin' Project: How Whiteness Profits from Black and Brown Bodies in Community Service Programs
Cann, Colette N.; McCloskey, Erin
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n1 p72-86 2017
Tutoring programs that link colleges to public schools are seen as a way to improve the academic performance of K12 students while providing a practicum site for college-age students. Prior research on college-K12 partnerships focuses on how the academic achievement of both K12 and college students are enhanced by these relationships. This article challenges the stock story that such outreach programs are unproblematic and entirely altruistic endeavors and offers insight into the bumpy terrain of town-gown relationships complicated by race, class and academic divides. Using critical race methodology, this research tells a counter-story that highlights the white savior and poverty pimpin' projects of outreach work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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