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ERIC Number: EJ1008370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
The Possibilities and Constraints of Three Teachers' Perspectives and Enactment of Critical Praxis in Public Schools
Lima, Jenifer Crawford
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v11 n2 p282-323 Mar 2013
Given the structural, pedagogical and individual tensions inherent in critical teaching for social change, this research looks at the possibilities and constraints of 3 teachers' perspectives and enactment of critical praxis in their classroom, school and community. This interpretative qualitative study adds to the literature by employing an expansive and critical definition of praxis. It looks across multiple educational stakeholders and structures and identifies specific trajectories of critical educational praxis. Findings revealed that critical praxis trajectories consisted of specific tensions and strategic actions that included interpersonal mediation, resource management, and political mobilization. Implications of the three teachers' critical praxis demonstrate ways to navigate constraints and concrete possibilities to create radical changes for greater justice in underserved public schools. (Contains 5 figures, 1 table, and 4 notes.)
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California