Category Archives: Ethnography

From Charity Towards a Social Justice Paradigm: Critical Consciousness Through Service-Learning

By TANDEN BREKKE A charity paradigm of service-learning emphasizes the importance of altruism and joy that comes from giving. Yet this charity paradigm plays a role in domination and does not critically examine the acts, decisions, and policies that lead … Continue reading

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Using Critical Media to Tell Stories in First Person: Undocumented Students at San Francisco State on the Presidential Election

By OSCAR GUERRA Dr. Oscar Guerra is an educator, producer and researcher. He is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University in the BECA Department. His primary research interests include the re-creation of the Mexican-American experience in the United … Continue reading

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Why We Should Embrace Personal Stories in Our Teaching

by JON MADIAN It seems that maturing the human heart depends on developing our insight into other people’s situations; their challenges, sensitivities and talents. A reasonable hypothesis is that our most fundamental values are motivated by our drive to serve … Continue reading

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Service-Learning as a Valuable and Viable Instructional Model

BY EMILY WRIGLEY Emily is Kindergarten/Grade 1 Looping Classroom Teacher in Montpelier Vermont. She attended CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning with a team of colleagues from her district. Emily’s school district has been working hard for a number of years … Continue reading

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Latino Teens Draw National Praise for Community Journalism in LA’s Boyle Heights

by RAUL REYES This article was originally published by NBC Latino East Los Angeles, CA — In a neighborhood that is almost entirely Latino, a bilingual community newspaper has drawn national attention for its coverage of local issues such as … Continue reading

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Finding the Teachers We Must Become

We work to transform the learning experience for students, and for ourselves as educators. We seek to connect learning to ourselves, society, and our future. We know that Democracy depends on education and experience. “The teacher is, of course, an … Continue reading

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Producing with Purpose: Students Using Critical Independent Media as a Tool to Serve the Community

By OSCAR GUERRA NUNEZ What better way to enhance students’ academic learning and acquire career related skills than by fostering opportunities that will help make connections between our universities and the communities in which they thrive?   Through redesigning and … Continue reading

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Passion for Place in India

By DIANE SHINGLEDECKER From the Inside: Thoughts on Place-Based Education at a Community College This February I took part in a three-week international service trip to southern India. During my time in the Tamil Nadu region of India, I was … Continue reading

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The Time is Now: Transforming Community Through Dialogue

By MARLENE K. REBORI Marlene K. Rebori, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and the Community Development Specialist with Cooperative Extension. Marlene is the Founding Director of the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (OSLCE) … Continue reading

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