International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Notes From the Field: Learning Cultural Humility Through Critical Incidents and Central Challenges in Community-Based Participatory Research

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Cultural humility is critical in the education of community development and planning graduate students because they often work with communities-geographic and/or identity based-where there is a power differential based on privileges of race, income, and education. Cultural humility requires commitment to ongoing self-reflection and self-critique, particularly identifying and examining one's own patterns of unintentional and intentional racism (Israel, Eng, Schulz, & Parker, 2005; Tervalon & Murray-Garcia, 1998). This article describes a 2-course sequence within a community development and planning graduate program that develops students' cultural humility by integrating community-based participatory research (CBPR) and ongoing reflection. Recommendations for instruction and assessing graduate students' development of cultural humility emerge from this analysis. © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Title

Journal of Community Practice

Publication Date

8-30-2010

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

315

Last Page

335

ISSN

1070-5422

DOI

10.1080/10705422.2010.490161

Keywords

community-based participatory research, cultural humility, experiential education, reflection, service-learning

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