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ISM's Explored Through the Eyes of Carver Students

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  • First-Year Students from George Washington Carver Scholar Program (First-Year Students from George Washington Carver Scholar Program)

Abstract

This session will explore the different ISMs (racism, sexism, ageism, etc.) experienced through the research of George Washington Carver (GWC) Scholars. The GWC scholars are composed of first-year students who collectively work together in groups on a variety of research topics. The topics were observed throughout the fall semester to ascertain how students were reflecting on their identities. This poster session will be a representation of the collective work by the GWC Scholars and their interpretation of the research findings on how the different "ISMs" are viewed within society. GWC scholars are high achieving first-year students who spend their first year of college orientating themselves to college and reflecting on their identity through narratives, family interviews and research. In order tor the GWC scholars to understand their identity, they first understand the different "ISMs" (racism, sexism, ageism, etc.). They are grouped together to learn how to work in groups, collectively, identify a research topic, and create a poster on the research findings.

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28 Feb 2013
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