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ERIC Number: EJ1142584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Forum: Communication Activism Pedagogy. A Call for an Ethic of Transformation in Communication Activism Education
Artz, Lee
Communication Education, v66 n3 p369-371 2017
Lawrence Frey and David Palmer present a provocative call for communication education and research that is urgent and opportune in this forum's stimulus essay, "Communication Activism Pedagogy and Research: Communication Education Scholarship to Promote Social Justice." The call is urgent because the global human condition--including climate, war, poverty, hunger, racism, and inequality--is at the breaking point. The call is opportune because, globally, citizens are clearly yearning for workable solutions to significant problems. The ethical praxis of communication activism pedagogy (CAP) directly addresses inequality and injustice by teaching communication theories and practices that can be used to overcome undesirable social conditions. In this response essay, the author states that to enact a social justice pedagogy that is both ethical and applicable, CAP needs to develop "transformational" and "transitional" approaches that apply communication theories and practices to achieve social justice. CAP needs to be transformational, emphasizing the "relations" of power. By emphasizing transformation instead of reform, CAP promotes solutions that mitigate immediate problems and, simultaneously, transition students and change agents to better understand social power and strategies for change. [Other articles in this forum include: Communication Activism Pedagogy and Research: Communication Education Scholarship to Promote Social Justice (EJ1142582); Look to Our Campuses for Focus and Inspiration (EJ1142583); Beyond the Charity-Service Paradigm: Building Ethical Platforms for Social Justice Education with Those Most Affected (EJ1142585); Long-Term Impacts of Communication Activism Pedagogy: Guiding Principles for Future Research (EJ1142586); Expanding CAP's Interventionist Model and Developing Proper Learning Rubrics (EJ1142587); Critical Pedagogy Meets Transformation: Creating the Being of Communication Activists (EJ1142588); Turning Communication Activism Pedagogy Teaching into Communication Activism Pedagogy Research (EJ1142589); and Four Typologies of Communication Activism Pedagogy (EJ1142590).]
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Language: English
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