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ERIC Number: EJ816542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
Reflective Reactions: Learning What It Means to Read and Reread Self within a Sixth Grade Social Action Project
Wiggins, Joy L.
Democracy & Education, v18 n1 p28-35 Oct 2008
This article focuses on the ways in which social action can be read and reread through one White female teacher's experience. The author unpacks three analytical readings of a social action project that took place during the 2004-2005 academic school year in an urban elementary school with a predominately Latino/Latina student population located in Dallas, Texas. The first reading describes a successful social action project and the events leading up to the involvement of the mayor and other city officials. The second reading describes the way the author was read by the neighborhood association. The third reading is a reparative attempt in which the author interrogate her own reactions to the project. Here, the author revisits the descriptions of effective multicultural educators and analyze the ways in which she could have addressed this project differently to reflect a more balanced approach. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas