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ERIC Number: EJ776416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Feminist Social Projects: Building Bridges between Communities and Universities
Webb, Patricia; Cole, Kirsti; Skeen, Thomas
College English, v69 n3 p238-259 Jan 2007
In this article, the authors call for tying service learning to feminist agendas, emphasizing civic activism involving true collaboration with communities. They report on a graduate seminar, "Feminism and Composition," at their own university that worked toward this goal by having students self-reflectively participate in local organizations that helped women. The authors analyze the course, using their different perspectives in interpreting the experience and its effects within and beyond the graduate classroom. They critically evaluate the potential for implementing feminist pedagogical goals through experiential, social projects in other institutions within our communities. Appendices present a course overview of "Feminism and Composition" and a volunteer assignment for this course. The following are appended: (1) Course Overview; and (2) Volunteer Assignment. (Contains 3 notes and 19 works consulted.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A