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ERIC Number: EJ794194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
How Young People Story Their Lives: "Why Are We Here, Dude?"
Wellik, Jerry J.; Kazemek, Francis E.
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v16 n4 p55-59 Win 2008
This is the first of two articles which will explore how written personal stories promote creativity, competence, belonging, self-expression, and a sense of purpose among students who, for a variety of reasons, have been labeled "at risk" or "delinquent." They present scenarios of students, teachers, elders, and others working together and samples of the stories, poetry, and other forms of written and oral expression that bound together these diverse groups. They propose that this "student-first," competency-focused, emphasis should shape the curriculum and offer suggestions for specific approaches to construct a person-first curriculum. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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