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ERIC Number: EJ830193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Youth Voice and the Llano Grande Center
Guajardo, Francisco; Perez, Delia; Guajardo, Miguel A.; Davila, Eric; Ozuna, Juan; Saenz, Maribel; Casaperalta, Nadia
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v9 n4 p359-362 Oct 2006
The Llano Grande Center is a non-profit education and community development organization founded in the mid-1990s by youth and teachers out of a public high school classroom in a rural South Texas (USA) community. The Center was created, in large part, to cultivate youth voices as important elements of curriculum development and teacher training at the local public high school. As youth became active participants in the curriculum building process, they also became researchers in a series of action research initiatives sponsored by the Llano Grande Center, out of the local schools. The youth who lent their energy to the formative stages of the Center are now teachers and cultural workers in the same rural schools and community. These young teachers now cultivate this process of building the new youth voices--a process that also informs the pedagogical programming practices of the Center. The authors contend that without youth voice, it becomes evident that research remains one-sided, with professional educators continuing to struggle to find ways to teach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas