[Digital Brief] Community Walks

March 28, 2017
community walks

Students teach teachers, not the other way around. Students in Oakland International High School (OIHS) in California, in which 32 languages are spoken by those who have newly arrived from 33 countries, tell their immigration stories on the “community walks” day. They lead a teach-in with their staff group, facilitate discussions, and walk the neighborhood, where many students live. Such unconventional teaching in terms of methods and instructor has much potential to boost affirmative school culture and student empowerment. Read more