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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 10

I would like my last post to address a topic I’ve been thinking about for the past few weeks: how to say goodbye at the site.  While I am entertaining the idea of volunteering (less frequently) next semester, I can’t promise that and have something come up that prevents me from following through. As we […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 9

I wanted to address a question from the second CSL discussion, which I also could not participate in. The question is, ” To this point, what are you giving, and what are you receiving?  Is your experience one of mutual learning?” Over the course of CSL I felt like I was giving and receiving differently. Sometimes […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 8

This post is late – chronologically and conceptually. On the first reflection day SJ had not begun yet so I was unable to contribute. Going back through the discussion questions made me want to respond where I could not the first time around. Now that I am wrapping up my CSL, I want to answer […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 7

In this post I want to address a unique commonality I found between myself and one of the girls I tutor, Rebecca. I can relate this experience best with Jones’ concept of “crossing boundaries,” or breaking down barriers between groups by learning about each other. During one of our tutoring sessions two of the girls […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 6

Even though my site services six- and seven-year-olds, I have noticed more and more how regularly the little girls are talked to gender compliance. According to Crawford, most gender conformity pressure isn’t placed on children until around the age of 12. However, I am already seeing ways in which these girls are disadvantaged due to […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 5 (attempt 2)

In this post I want to discuss the assumptions I made about the kids before I actually met them. Dunlap wrote about how students are likely to have their own stereotypical beliefs challenged when they volunteer with groups who are different from them, and I found that to be the case with my CSL site. […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 4 (attempt 2)

In this post I want to address something unrelated to gender: one of the things I find most challenging at my site. Rather, one of the people I find most challenging. Unfortunately, in this case, it’s one of the kids rather than the adults. If it were the adults, I could express my frustrations to them […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 3 (attempt 2)

In this post, I’d like to address how the boys express gender norms comparatively to the girls. In class we discussed how clothing is extremely gendered, which remains true for children in early elementary years.  The boys tend to wear a lot of blues and sometimes greens, and almost all their backpacks and very “boyish” […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 2 (attempt 2)

Typically at my site I notice things related to gender that have nothing to do with the children.  For example, my site coordinator is a woman, and all the volunteers at FES are almost all women, except Mr. “John” who comes in sometimes. In fact, all the school employees I’ve interacted with have been women […] Continue reading

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Leanna Papp – CSL Journal 1 (attempt 2)

I started volunteering with Stafford Junction last Tuesday, October 7th. There are nine children in the program and Falmouth Elementary School, five girls and four boys between the ages of 6 and 8. I’ve been pleasantly surprised both days I’ve volunteered because, at least from the girls I’ve been working with, there hasn’t been anything too worrying […] Continue reading

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