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ERIC Number: EJ772698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Spiders, Firesouls, and Little Fingers: Necessary Magic in University-Community Collaboration
Nocon, Honorine; Nilsson, Monica; Cole, Michael
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v35 n3 p368-385 Sep 2004
On the basis of extensive research on university-community collaborative education projects in southern California and southern Sweden, this article proposes two roles and a research strategy and approach as elements essential to sustained collaboration. Recognition and fulfillment of the roles of "spider" and "firesoul," while "leading with the little finger," contribute to educational anthropology by linking qualitative and ethnographic research with university and community learning, practice, and service in a process of involvement. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Sweden