Fostering Cultural Humility among Pre-Service Teachers: Connecting with Children and Youth of Immigrant Families through Service-Learning

  • Darren Lund University of Calgary
  • Lianne Lee

Abstract

This article documents a community-initiated service-learning project within a teacher education program. A social justice model guided the initiative to raise critical awareness on power and privilege while countering deficit-model thinking. Partnering with community agencies serving immigrant children and youth, the faculty researcher worked with an office for community-engaged learning. Data included pre- and post-experience interviews with pre-service candidates. Findings showed benefits from this justice-based approach in improving self-awareness, appreciating the strengths of immigrant children and youth, and an increased sense of cultural humility in pre-service teachers.

Author Biography

Darren Lund, University of Calgary
Professor, Werklund School of Education
Published
2015-06-17
How to Cite
Lund, D., & Lee, L. (2015). Fostering Cultural Humility among Pre-Service Teachers: Connecting with Children and Youth of Immigrant Families through Service-Learning. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 38(2), 1-30. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/1744
Section
Articles