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ERIC Number: EJ1102349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
The Possibilities of Being "Critical": Discourses That Limit Options for Educators of Color
Philip, Thomas M.; Zavala, Miguel
Urban Education, v51 n6 p659-682 Jul 2016
Through a close reading of the talk of a self-identified critical educator of color, we explore the contradictions, possibilities, limitations, and consequences of this identity for teachers and teacher educators. We examine how the performances of particular critical educator of color identities problematically intertwine claims of Freirian pedagogy with crude dichotomizations of people as critical and non-critical. We explore how particular tropes limit the productive possibilities of being critical for other educators of color and erase the centrality of dialogue, reflexivity, and unfinishedness that define Freirian-inspired notions of being critical.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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