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The implementation of Project Citizen in Bolivian schools: Perspectives from three teacher educators.
International Journal of Progressive Education (2009)
  • William Medina-Jerez, Univerisity of Texas at El Paso
  • Carolyn Taylor, University of Wyoming
  • Carol Bryant, University of Wyoming
Abstract
The central aim of the present paper is to examine, from the Social Studies, Modern Languages, and Science Education perspectives, the role of the Project Citizen initiative in school communities of Bolivia. To that end, Project Citizen in Bolivia, during its first three years of implementation will be discussed, followed by views
from each field (Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and Science Education) regarding the effect of this educational approach in Bolivian schools. For this purpose, the four core values suggested by Robinson and Taylor (2007) will serve as a framework to explore student voice: 1. A conception of communication as dialogue,
2. The requirement for participation and democratic inclusivity, 3. The recognition that power relations are unequal and problematic, and 4. The possibility for change and transformation.
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Publication Date
Fall October 1, 2009
Citation Information
Medina-Jerez, W., Taylor, C. & Bryant, C. (2009). The implementation of Project Citizen in Bolivian schools: Perspectives from three teacher educators. International Journal of Progressive Education, 5(3), 5-25.