ERIC Number: EJ861037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
A University Service-Learning Assignment: Delivering the FAIR Curriculum to K-12 Students to Promote Social Justice
Zimmerman, Toni S.; Krafchick, Jennifer L.; Aberle, Jennifer T.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v4 n3 p195-210 2009
A wide variety of universities are engaged in service-learning activities that create opportunities for K-12 students to interact with university students. Engaging students in their communities and working toward social justice in a variety of settings provides positive outcomes for communities, university students and the K-12 students involved. At Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, college students have been working in K-12 school settings facilitating FAIR, a social justice and diversity curriculum. The FAIR curriculum is outlined and suggestions for how to utilize the curriculum as a service-learning assignment are provided. As a service-learning assignment, FAIR, is beneficial to the K-12 students and schools while engaging university students in social justice action in an experiential and meaningful way. Outcomes are presented from our use of this service-learning curriculum. Finally, we provide instructions and plans for implementation.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Service Learning, College Students, Multicultural Education, Instructional Design, Student Teaching, Curriculum Development, Participant Satisfaction, College School Cooperation, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado