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ERIC Number: EJ889131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Stories as Knowledge: Bringing the Lived Experience of First-Generation College Students into the Academy
Jehangir, Rashne
Urban Education, v45 n4 p533-553 Jul 2010
This longitudinal study of first-generation, low-income students examines the impact of their participation in a multicultural learning community (MLC) designed to challenge the isolation and marginalization they experience at a large, predominantly White research university. The MLC employed multicultural curriculum and critical pedagogy to bring students' lived experience and narrative to the center of their learning experience. Qualitative data in the form of reflective writings and retrospective interviews showcase how first-generation students are validated as knowers and can cultivate a sense of belonging at the academy when their cultural wealth is incorporated into the classroom space.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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