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ERIC Number: EJ1123808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2159-9823
Where You Are from Defines You: Intersection of Community Engagement, Border Pedagogy, and Higher Education
Loebick, Karla; Torrez, J. Estrella
Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, v6 p21-44 2016
This article highlights pedagogical practices in an intentionally designed course focused on fostering cross-cultural, multi-level interaction between two undergraduate student groups and Latino youth from the local school district. The study describes how students identify culture, perceive the role and influence of culture, and engage with the notion of border crossing. The community-engaged project, titled "Nuestros Cuentos," uses storytelling and dialogue as an impetus to connect local elementary students with two distinct groups of college students, a residential college and a college assistance migrant program, to support Latino youth in sharing their perspectives of local Latino history. Analysis of this course and the perspectives of students within the discussed community engagement and academic experience yields insight about pedagogical approaches to designing intentional engagement experiences, as well as the positive outcomes related to culture and the increased awareness of cultural borders and border crossing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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