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ERIC Number: EJ828457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Educating for Equity and Social Justice: A Conceptual Model for Cultural Engagement
Hess, Deborah J.; Lanig, Hilreth; Vaughan, Winston
Multicultural Perspectives, v9 n1 p32-39 Apr 2007
This article presents an alternative approach to using service-learning courses to help students develop cultural competence. Service learning often comes from a deficit model that views the providers of a service as advantaged and the recipients as disadvantaged. The Conceptual Model for Cultural Engagement (CMCE) recognizes that those many deem as the disadvantaged have assets to share. The CMCE develops long-term, asset-based, reciprocal relationships between faculty members, community partners, and higher education students. During this relationship, all of the individuals actively participate in culturally engaged learning. The goal is to develop culturally effective members of our society who are educated to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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