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ERIC Number: EJ1148052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
"Into the Realm of the Politically Incorrect": Intercultural Encounters in a Service-Learning Program
Palpacuer-Lee, Christelle; Curtis, Jessie Hutchison
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v19 n2 p163-181 2017
Now more than ever, teachers of world languages are encouraged to become intercultural mediators in their communities and classrooms. This study describes the impact of an innovative community-based teacher education program for developing participants' interculturality. Building on narrative methods of investigation, we explore the potential of community-based service-learning as a social space in which participants learn to recognize and mediate worldviews. The data come primarily from field observations and pre-service teachers' journaled reflections. We illustrate our findings through a series of narratives that serve as a frame for locating cultural recognition and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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