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Learning through Community Engagement

Posted on November 25, 2012

A partnership has developed between students in Anthropology 215:  Tanzania: Education and Development and local Norton middle school students. This partnership builds on Anthropology's commitment to share the knowledge gained through deep engagement with a wide range of publics.

A recent Attleboro Sun Chronicle article outlines how in a brief presentation Wheaton students guide Norton sixth-graders through Tanzania and encourage local youth to connect to young people across the world.

According to Wheaton College in the News: Professor Kerner notes that:

This partnership enables the faculty and students at the Norton Middle School to use some of the knowledge base of [Wheaton] College as a resource for their curriculum. At the culmination of the unit, the sixth grade class holds a fundraiser to provide money to purchase books and supplies for us to take back to the Tanzanian schools and letters for the next round of Wheaton students to use in their lessons in their EFL classes. In designing and holding the fundraiser these students also learn the value of concrete steps they can take to help to make the world a better place for those less fortunate than themselves.

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