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ERIC Number: EJ887790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Learning in the Dimension of Otherness: A Tool for Insight and Empowerment
Johnson-Bailey, Juanita
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n126 p77-88 Sum 2010
Narratives are seen as intimate expression, a form of revelation, and a way of constructing a bridge of understanding between the narrator and the audience. However, narratives are also a way of understanding the world, the communities, and one's families. In this chapter, the author first examines how narratives can be used for personal exploration and learning, and then introduces how life experiences shared among a cultural group can become a source of empowerment, as was the case of black women during the Civil Rights Movement. The chapter then moves on to show through example how shared narratives, like those weaving the fabric of the African American women of her life, have a use and a place in the learning community of the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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