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ERIC Number: EJ960342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Social Justice and Informal Learning: Breaking the Social Comfort Zone and Facilitating Positive Ethnic Interaction
Shin, Ryan
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v53 n1 p71-87 Fall 2011
Social justice and diversity have been accepted as significant goals for educating today's students. This article provides a description of a community-based diversity project in which students develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions by participating in meetings and discourses with individuals or groups of people from other ethnic and racial backgrounds. The outcomes of the student projects are then conceptualized and analyzed from the perspective of informal learning, which emphasizes student learning by highlighting aspects that are unplanned, unsystematic, and unofficial. Four main informal learning themes are presented and discussed: interethnic anxiety, self-correction, knowledge and empathy, and the community for interethnic learning. (Contains 4 figures and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona