Youth Learning On Their Own Terms convincingly shows how developing a respect and understanding of the youth-initiated creative practices that occur outside schools can offer educators the opportunity to directly influence their teaching in schools by making classroom spaces personally meaningful and rigorous for both students and teachers.
Table of Contents
1. Multiple Writing (Con)texts: Learning from the Writing Life of a Zine Maker 2. The Shifting Creative Practices of a Puerto Rican-American Youth 3. Scratching, Cutting, and Juggling: Turntablist as 21st Century Scholar 4. Teaching and Learning: A Shared Practice
"The current culture of distrust that permeates public schooling has created learning environments that are neither personal nor meaningful. In response, Leif Gustavson suggests a humanistic plan of action based upon compassion and choice."
--Teacher's College Record, February 14, 2008