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ERIC Number: EJ1176269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Using Storytelling to Establish Justice: How Civic Education Can Change Police Community Relations
Sautner, Kerry; Medina, Gregorio
Journal of Museum Education, v43 n2 p114-125 2018
Police trainings at museums have been a small but strong program within the museum field. Programs that provide youth and police the opportunity to engage one another in structured learning environments can enable those participants to share personal experiences, explore negative stereotypes, and discuss mutual perceptions of controversial topics (e.g. police brutality). These programs create a healthy foundation for both groups to address current and potential conflict in effective ways; to discuss the scope and limits of police authority; and to contribute actively toward a deeper understanding of and empathy for one another. Programs that are designed to give police and young people the opportunity to explore the past--historical and personal--provide participants with a richer perspective on societal issues today. This article will examine two programs that use storytelling to establish common ground between students and police.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); California (Los Angeles)
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