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ERIC Number: EJ1085596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
A Race Conscious Pedagogy: Correctional Educators and Creative Resistance inside California Juvenile Detention Facilities
Flores, Jerry
Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, v9 n2 p18-30 2015
The United States leads all advanced nations in rates of incarceration with a total of 2.3 million inmates. Although most prisoners are adults, rates of juvenile incarceration are equally high. Most scholars overlook the large amounts of young people who attend schools behind bars. This article discusses how teachers in three juvenile detention facilities in southern California adopt a race conscious pedagogy. This teaching approach allows educators to provide incarcerated students with resources unavailable to them in their own communities. Through semi-structured interviews and participant observation, I took an in-depth look into the teaching techniques used in these facilities. My results indicate that teachers in correctional classrooms are adopting a race conscious pedagogy that allows them to participate in "creative resistance" inside of institutions of confinement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California