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    Youth Radio and the Pedagogy of Collegiality

    Elisabeth Soep and Vivian Chávez
    In this article, Elisabeth Soep and Vivian Chávez explore the collaboration among youth and adult participants at Youth Radio, a broadcast-training program in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Youth Radio, participants transcend the conventional relationship between adult “teachers” and youth “learners” to coproduce media products. Soep and Chávez introduce the concept of “pedagogy of collegiality” to describe this process. Using two case studies, they demonstrate the four features of this pedagogy: joint framing, youth-led inquiry, mediated intervention, and distributed accountability. Soep and Chávez articulate a framework that recognizes the asymmetrical relationships among adults and disenfranchised youth while presenting a nuanced alternative. Their work contributes to the growing literature illuminating the role of youth media as a tool for expanding democratic participation.

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    *Please note that while the names of both authors are listed alphabetically, Elisabeth Soep is the first author on this publication. Correspondence concerning this article can be addressed to either author: Elisabeth Soep, Youth Radio, 15 Wool Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, email: lissa@youthradio.org; Vivian Chávez, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue (HSS 314), San Francisco, CA 94132, email: vchavez@sfsu.edu.

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    Winter 2005 Issue

    Abstracts

    Katrina and Rita
    What Can the United States Learn from International Experiences with Education in Displacement?
    From the Editors
    Interview: U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings (full text)
    Gender Differences in Factors Leading to College Enrollment
    A Longitudinal Analysis
    Maria Estela Zarate and Ronald Gallimore
    Youth Radio and the Pedagogy of Collegiality
    Elisabeth Soep and Vivian Chávez
    Similarity and Superunknowns
    An Essay on the Challenges of Educational Research
    Ralf St. Clair
    Editor's Review: We Are All the Same by Jim Wooten
    Priya G. Nalkur
    Editor's Review: Adolescent Boys edited by Niobe Way and Judy Y. Chu
    Lionel C. Howard

    Book Notes

    The Edison Schools
    By Kenneth Saltman

    Vocabulary Instruction
    Edited by James Bauman and Edward Kame'enui

    The Trouble with Ed Schools
    By David Labaree

    Prairie Town
    By Jacqueline Edmondson

    Contested Policy
    By Guadalupe San Miguel Jr.

    Political Education
    By Christopher Cross

    Against Common Sense
    By Kevin Kumashiro