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ERIC Number: EJ869341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
Women's Well-Being Initiative: Creating, Practicing, and Sharing a Border Pedagogy for Youth
Hardee, Sheri C.; Reyelt, Amanda
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v6 n2 p29-40 Fall 2009
This qualitative study examines alternative arts-based education in two urban educational settings for underrepresented or marginalized youth. In particular, the authors use postcolonial and feminist theories to create borderland spaces where marginalized youth can develop strong identities, establish a community mindset, and cultivate leadership skills through supplementary arts education programs. Our goal with this work is not only to empower youth but also to bridge the gap between postcolonial theories of the borderland and traditional classroom practices. In addition, our efforts bring students' work and voices to the forefront, helping students take the first steps to becoming critical change agents within their communities and beyond. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A