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ERIC Number: EJ784851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Six Multicultural Service-Learning Lessons I Learned in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
Wong, Penelope
Multicultural Education, v15 n2 p52-54 Win 2007
As a teacher educator who regularly teaches a multicultural education course, the author has often employed service-learning as a pedagogical strategy in assisting preservice teachers to understand better the various multicultural topics they discuss, such as racism, heterosexism, and sexism that impact their schools. Therefore, when she was presented an opportunity through a major U.S. disaster relief agency to serve at a shelter housing Hurricane Katrina evacuees, she jumped at it. She knew that this would be a challenging service experience, challenging her in different ways from the kinds of service (tutoring, working at a homeless shelter, and the like) in which she usually engages. In this article, the author shares six multicultural service-learning lessons she learned as a volunteer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi