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ERIC Number: EJ1105080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Immigrants and Possibilities of Transformative Pedagogy: Recommendations for a Praxis of "Critical Aesthetics"
McDermott, Morna; Shelton, Nancy Rankie; Mogge, Stephen G.
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v14 n2 2012
To address anti-immigration sentiments revealed by preservice educators, the authors conducted a workshop using a "critical-aesthetic praxis." The purpose of the workshop was to create a praxis (Freire, 1970;1998) of critical aesthetics (Carey, 1998) in which preservice teachers engaged in a series of aesthetically grounded experiences aimed at revealing and disorienting their previously conceived notions about immigration. The workshop lay the groundwork for a re-orientation of understanding based on perspectives of the "the Other" and builds a transformative curriculum in teacher education programs. Such practices must become more integral facets of teacher preparation programs to promote an anti-racist pedagogy.
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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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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland (Baltimore)
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