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ERIC Number: EJ929380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
From Hopelessness to Hope: Social Justice Pedagogy in Urban Education and Youth Development
Cammarota, Julio
Urban Education, v46 n4 p828-844 Jul 2011
This article reviews the social justice youth development (SJYD) model conceptualized to facilitate and enhance urban youth awareness of their personal potential, community responsibility, and broader humanity. The SJYD requires the healing of youth identities by involving them in social justice activities that counter oppressive conditions preventing healthy self-identification. Data from a school-based organization in Tucson called the Social Justice Education Project (SJEP) describe the objectives and outcomes of the curricula employed by the SJEP. While urban youth engage in social justice activities and become committed agents of change, positive educational and development experiences will emerge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona