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ERIC Number: EJ797284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Service Learning and Pluralism: Working with Immigrants
Pasricha, Anupama
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n2 p49-52 2008
Service learning, a pedagogy that has many supporters, encourages learning with civic engagement. In addition, according to Department of American Studies, service learning as a required course component is beneficial because it establishes a common ground for dialogue and for synthesis of observations from the community site, and the class lecture, discussion, and readings. This article describes a service-learning endeavor in a clothing course that aims to broaden the perspectives from which students view dress across cultures and to provide opportunities for civic engagement. Based on qualitative interpretation of student papers, reflections, and feedback, it is evident that this venture improved the student understanding of diverse cultures with reference to family, social, and cultural systems promoting pluralism. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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