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ERIC Number: EJ1130988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Re-Inhabiting Place in Contemporary Rural Communities: Moving toward a Critical Pedagogy of Place
Huffling, Lacey D.; Carlone, Heidi B.; Benavides, Aerin
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v12 n1 p33-43 Mar 2017
Heather Zimmerman and Jennifer Weible's ("Cult Stud Sci Educ," 2016) use of place-based pedagogy in high school science education honors their participants' lived experiences and the rural communities from which they come. They raise an unresolved tension in their findings: Why did the youth in their study, who clearly learned a lot about the local watershed, not feel empowered or knowledgeable enough to propose collective, action-oriented strategies to address the poor quality of the water? We use this tension as a focus point of our response, drawing on one author's (Huffling's) biography and David Gruenewald's ("Educ Res" 32:3-12, 2003. doi: 10.3102/0013189X032004003 ) critical pedagogy of place to re-imagine the curriculum that Zimmerman and Weible describe. We provide strategies that align with Gruenewald's (2003) constructs of decolonization and reinhabitation that could promote youths' collective empowerment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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