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ERIC Number: EJ1117901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Riding La Bestiá: Preservice Teachers' Responses to Documentary Counter-Stories of U.S. Immigration
Buchanan, Lisa Brown; Hilburn, Jeremy
Journal of Teacher Education, v67 n5 p408-423 Nov-Dec 2016
In this mixed methods study, we examined the responses of 82 preservice teachers to the acclaimed documentary "Which Way Home", a film that profiles unaccompanied adolescents who hitchhiked the train system of Central America and Mexico en route to the United States. Using pre- and post-surveys (n = 82) and focus group interviews (n = 13), we found that preservice teachers intellectually grappled with immigration counter-stories and demonstrated two shifts in their thinking about immigration and their future teaching. Nested in the frameworks of critical race methodology and Freire's critical consciousness model, this study illustrates one approach to exploring immigration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States
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