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ERIC Number: EJ1159308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3607
"But I Said Something Now": Using Border Pedagogies to Sow Seeds of Activism in Youth Empowerment Programs
Thompson, Candace; Hardee, Sheri C.
Critical Questions in Education, v8 n4 spec iss p514-537 Fall 2017
In this article, two teacher educator researchers engage in a duologue to explore the pedagogical and poetic openings experienced during two individual youth empowerment school-based research projects--one a middle school poetry project, the other a high-school mentoring project. The projects engage minoritized youth with undergraduate students in colleges of education utilizing a methodology grounded in a theory of physical and metaphorical borderlands and border pedagogy for agentive participation. We assert that intentional formation of border spaces of participation and care within the silencing spaces of school serves as a foundation from which youth may build capacity for future actions for social activism and change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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