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An Example of Community Partnership between the Métis Nation of Ontario and a University Research Team

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... As Kendall notes, in reciprocal service-learning situations, 'both teach, and both learn' (1990: 22). Some in service learning employ the phrase critical service learning or communityengaged partnerships to signal different approaches (Koorn et al., 2011). Rosenberger (2000) notes that, in their reflections on the service-learning experience, students must be encouraged to consider the ways that society is structured along the dialectic of oppression and domination. ...
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The task of journalism education has been defined in relation to both the professional needs of the journalism industry and the need to educate well-informed citizens. A key part of journalism education involves introducing students to what Deuze (2005) terms the professional ideology of journalism, which includes commitments to public service, commitments to impartiality or objectivity, and a belief in the ideal of journalistic autonomy. Deuze has argued that this professional ideology has shifted in response to multiculturalism and new media. This article therefore sets out to explore the implications of these changes for journalism education and for the formation of the worldview of student journalists. The article considers a case study of a project involving critical service learning in an introductory class for journalism students. The article proposes that media activism, public journalism, and critical service learning may be drawn upon in journalism education as resources in the formation of an emergent journalistic worldview. Exploring student responses to this project through a framework of Youth Participatory Action Research, the article argues that such efforts can help journalism educators to achieve the pedagogical goal of enabling students to critique existing arrangements of power and develop a globally sensitive perspective while producing news stories across media platforms that reflect a deep appreciation for learning about and understanding the diverse communities they serve.
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