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ERIC Number: EJ1150951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Can Intergroup Dialogue Combined with SLCE Answer Today's Call to Action?
Hussain, Khuram; Wattles, Jeremy
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v23 n2 p145-149 Spr 2017
At the center of the vision for the future of the service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) movement is an inextricable link between dialogue and collaborative action. In campus-community initiative "Tools for Social Change," the authors use intergroup dialogue (IGD) to help students, faculty, staff, and city residents co-create knowledge and expand their civic capacity. This article is an overview of the call for linking dialogue-to-action in SLCE. Throughout the piece the authors reference their initiative, "Tools for Social Change," not as a program description but as a love story about enactments of justice and human agency that moved them to share their vision for democratic, transformative SLCE. The authors offer nothing prescriptive, but instead send a dispatch from the place where memory and imagination meet. Yet this is not a passive call. Any ethical pedagogy must attend to the historical moment it occupies. SLCE practitioners and scholars cannot turn away from the fierce urgency of the call to empower their communities.
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Service Learning, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, College Programs, Agency Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mjcsl
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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