ERIC Number: EJ1234230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Education in a Multi-Ethnoracial Setting: Seattle's Neighborhood House and the Cultivation of Urban Community Builders, 1960s-1970s
Tamura, Eileen H.
History of Education Quarterly, v57 n1 p39-67 Feb 2017
During the mid-1960s, the War on Poverty ushered in a change in outlook on the poor and stimulated Neighborhood House (a social service agency that began as a settlement house) to focus on educative, community-building initiatives. Yet ironically, while staffers offered educational programs for residents, they were themselves becoming educated. The space Neighborhood House provided emerged as a powerful venue in which staffers developed their talents to become socially minded civic leaders. This study of the post--World War II transformation of settlement work in a city in the Pacific Northwest reveals commonalities with other places as well as distinctiveness to Seattle conditions. The article expands the extant scholarship on multi-ethnoracial communities, War on Poverty programs, and settlement house responses to societal changes. In doing so, it reveals the ways in which Neighborhood House provided an important educative space for those who worked there, a place that nurtured their growth as civically minded community builders.
Descriptors: Educational History, Poverty Programs, Neighborhoods, Housing, Community Development, Urban Areas, Leadership Training, Land Settlement, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Federal Programs, Social Change, Community Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle)