“Let Your Voice Lead You”: Critical Community-Building to Support the Writing of Recently Resettled Youth

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Amy Vetter, Professor (Creator)
Beverly S. Faircloth, Assistant Professor (Contributor)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This study examines the use of critical community-building—using dialogue as a collective to support, listen to, ask questions, and assist each other in thinking in critical ways—to support resettled youths’ writing during a summer writing camp. Through encouraging the youth to use their home languages, by celebrating their cultures, honoring their experiences, and fostering peer relationships, we established a sense of community and a supportive writing space. The authors offer insights into their work and implications for educators in more traditional classroom spaces as well.

Additional Information

Multicultural Perspectives, 23(4)
Language: English
Date: 2021
community building, young writers, writing, self-expression, education

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