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Author Oyler, Celia.

Title Actions Speak Louder than Words : Community Activism as Curriculum
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Actions Speak Louder Than Words; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Editor Introduction; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Teaching with Social Action, Activism, and Advocacy Projects; What Is Social Action?; The Politics of Action; Democracy, Civic Agency, and Social Action; The Research Project; The Cases; 1. Curriculum for Civic Agency: Rebecca Jim and Tar Creek; The Tar Creek Superfund Site; Meeting Rebecca Jim; Integrating Social Advocacy and Action into Curriculum; Educational Outreach; A Sense of Efficacy; Learning Outcomes; Controversy and Criticism
6. Education for Action: Eric Rofes at Humboldt State UniversityHow Eric Rofes Teaches; Emphasis on Structure; Use of Small Groups; Discussion on Coalition Building; Portfolio Reflections; The Projects; Focus/Goals; The Issue; INTERLUDE: Eric Rofes as Reflective Facilitator of Power and Authority for Social Change; Food Not Lawns; Alive with the Struggle; Skills Building; Movement Building; Accepting Non-Perfection; Collective Organizing for Social Change; Postscript; 7. Becoming an Activist Teacher: Barbara Regenspan at SUNY Binghamton; Social Action as Curriculum: The Course; Visiting Class
Advanced Placement Environmental Science: Trail-Blazing, Project-Based CurriculumProtecting the Commons; Passion and Point of View; A Big Win; 4. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Action for the Community: Derrlyn Tom at Mission High School; Meeting Derrlyn Tom; Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; A Class in Action; Indications of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; A Curriculum of Community; Working with Community-Based Organizations; Field Trips; Community Projects; Community Interviews; The Bay Project; Educational Outreach About the Bay; Power Plant March: Youth on Fire Celebration
Connecting Student Agency and Collective ResponsibilityCommunity and Critical Consciousness; "It's Better to Know What's Really Going On"; 5. Emergent and Integrated Curriculum: Brian Schultz at Byrd Academy; The Dilapidated School; Meeting Brian Schulz; Student Decision-Making; Supportive Group Process; Project Citizen; Taking Action; Preparing Public Testimony; Integrated Emergent Individualized Curriculum; Individualized Learning; Integrated Curriculum and Flexible Scheduling; Emphasis on Focus; Wins Along the Way; Closing the School; Entering the Fray
Finding Receptive Public Spaces2. A Curriculum of Protest: Joe Szwaja at Nova High School; A School for Activism; Permission to Protest; Meeting Joe Szwaja; The Globalization Curriculum Project; Genres for Social Action Pedagogy; Teachers' Political Commitments and Classroom Pedagogy; 3. Advocating for the Commons: Lance Powell and Hunters Point; Meeting Lance Powell; Defending the Academic High School; Writing a Statement for Public Testimony; Presenting the Statements; The Mock Meeting; Assessing Student Learning
Summary How do educators engage students in community action projects without telling them what to think, how to think, or what to do? Is it possible to integrate social justice organizing into the curriculum without imposing one's political views on students? In Actions Speak Louder than Words, longtime activist and teacher educator Celia Oyler delves into such questions through firsthand accounts of social action projects. By moving beyond charity work or volunteerism, she shows how community activism projects offer fertile ground for practicing democratic engagement as part of classroom work. Actio
Notes Invitation to an Encounter
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ISBN 0203805089
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