ERIC Number: EJ1059221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Conciencia Con Compromiso: Aspirantes as Bridges for Latin@ Bilingual Learners
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v8 n1 p10-19 2014
The study examined the influence of culture on the desire of a group of six aspirantes (Spanish/English bilingual education teacher candidates) from Texas to become bilingual education teachers of Latin@ bilingual learners. Chicana/Latina feminist thought is utilized as a lens to understand the role teacher education programs can play in helping teacher candidates explore their cultural backgrounds and critically assess hierarchical systems of oppression. Incorporating Latina teacher candidates' cultural resources in teacher education programs can prove beneficial in preparing all teachers to meet the strengths and needs of Latin@ bilingual learners.
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Bilingual Education, Spanish, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Feminism, Occupational Aspiration, Role of Education, Cultural Background, Power Structure, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Family Relationship, Females, Educational Opportunities, Educational Experience, Immigration, Mexican Americans, Latin Americans, Rural Areas
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas