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ERIC Number: ED554542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 187
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-1945-0
Let Us Speak: Chicana Teachers on Teaching
Reyes McGovern, Elexia
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles
This study centers the lived experiences of Chicana K-12 teachers from Southern California who see themselves with defined ethnic and political identities, and view Students of Color from an assets-based perspective. The dissertation documents how Chicana teachers explain connections between their life experiences and classroom practices. Through a Chicana Feminist sensibility, I collect information with the teachers in qualitative ways: (1) pre-interviews, (2) life-history interviews, (3) classroom observations, and (4) portraiture. This study works under the hypothesis that Chicana teachers employ a broad range of pedagogical approaches influenced by their own lived experiences. The findings are presented as portraits of the individual Chicana teachers, framed by their socio-historical context. This study provides insight into the implementation of culturally relevant practices with Students of Color. Additionally, this work offers considerations on the development of a critical, "home-grown" Teacher of Color pipeline. [This title is influenced by "Let me speak! Testimony of Domitila: A Woman of the Bolivian Mines" (1978) and "Black Teachers on Teaching" (1998). [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California