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Reconsidering the American Dream and U.S. Latino Culture in a College Spanish Service-Learning Course
Journal of community engagement and higher education (2014)
  • Zak K Montgomery, Wartburg College
  • Serena B Ugoretz, Wartburg College
  • Sarah E Montgomery
  • Sarah Vander Zanden, University of Northern Iowa
  • Ashley Jorgensen, University of Northern Iowa
  • Mirsa Rudic
Abstract
This study explores how a joint Photovoice project about the American Dream between a U.S. Latino culture course and a multicultural middle school class influenced college students’ perceptions of Latino culture. In addition to outlining the service-learning course design, the study also analyzes the trajectory of the students’ understanding of the American Dream. As a result of the partnership, college students’ American Dreams shifted away from the archetypal personal success narrative toward a more civically-oriented approach.
Publication Date
February 27, 2014
Citation Information
Zak K Montgomery, Serena B Ugoretz, Sarah E Montgomery, Sarah Vander Zanden, et al.. "Reconsidering the American Dream and U.S. Latino Culture in a College Spanish Service-Learning Course" Journal of community engagement and higher education Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_montgomery/7/