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ERIC Number: EJ1075057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Proyecto Bilingüe: Constructing a Figured World of Bilingual Education for Latina/o Bilingual Teachers
Ek, Lucila D.; Chávez, Guadalupe Domínguez
Bilingual Research Journal, v38 n2 p134-151 2015
Using theories of figured worlds, we demonstrate how Proyecto Bilingüe, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program, constructs a figured world of bilingual education for Latina/o bilingual teachers. We drew from a larger qualitative study to conduct a thematic analysis of interviews with Latina/o bilingual teachers, their written autobiographies, and reflections. We found that Proyecto Bilingüe was a space for (re)making bilingual-bicultural identities and for self-authoring Latina/o bilingual teacher agents. Also, creating community was a key value influencing Latina/o teachers' leadership and advocacy. In these ways, Proyecto Bilingüe serves as a model for the professional development of bilingual teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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