Date of Award
Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning (CDP)
International Development, Community and Environment
This paper examines a social justice based curriculum that was designed to promote a process towards critical consciousness and self-awareness in youth of color. This was done through a participatory paradigm infused with observational data. The findings indicated that in order to direct youth of color towards a path of critical consciousness and self-awareness, certain elements were required. These elements focused on shifting away from traditional styles of teaching and instead emerging in creating an environment that prides itself in diverse knowledges, engaged pedagogy, and connecting the personal within the political and social context
Romero, Florcy, "Stay Woke: Creating a Path Towards Critical Consciousness and Self-Awareness" (2016). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 11.