New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2015, issue 147, P35-45 2015 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20140 View full text
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Aziz Choudry, Désirée Rochat

Abstract: Activists, community organizers, and educators who embark on graduate studies often enter university with a wealth of educational and learning experiences gained outside formal institutions. The idea of academic-community engagement is celebrated by many universities. Yet in practice, there is often little or no support for-and sometimes hostility toward and trivialization of-the actual work involved in building, maintaining connections with, and supporting community struggles as part of socially engaged form…

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