Title

Youth debriefing diversity workshops: Conversational contexts that forge intercultural alliances across differences

SMC Author

David Quijada

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Ethnic Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-9-2009

Publication Title

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Description/Abstract

This article examines how an ethnically diverse group of youth critically debriefs their facilitation of diversity workshops for other youth. Using naturally occurring tape‐recorded conversations and a critical ethnographic and discourse analysis perspective, the article examines youth’s contributions towards a participatory process of learning, constituted in dialogical relations of conflict and coalition. Revealed is how participants engage diverse subjectivities, agency and concern for others by co‐creating conversations that go beyond their paid intern responsibilities as diversity trainers. In conversation they co‐create opportunities, conversational contexts, that promote intercultural alliances and (in)form education and learning.

Keywords

youth, youth culture, intercultural alliance, coalition, education

DOI

10.1080/09518390802136987

Volume

22

Issue

4

First Page

449

Last Page

468

Original Citation

Quijada Cerecer, D.A. (2009). Youth debriefing diversity workshops: Conversational contexts that forge intercultural alliances across differences. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 22 (4), 449-468.

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