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ERIC Number: EJ1118749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Using Ecological Asset Mapping to Investigate Pre-Service Teachers' Cultural Assets
Borrero, Noah; Yeh, Christine
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v18 n3 p114-137 2016
We examined the impact of a pedagogical strategy, ecological asset mapping, on 19 pre-service teachers' self-exploration, development of respect for others, and critical examination of social injustice. Data were analyzed from participants' ecological asset maps and essays describing the experience of completing and sharing the maps. The analysis of the maps generated two themes, "transitions over time" and "multiple identities"; four themes emerged from the essays such as "navigating support systems," "self consciousness," "process as pedagogy," and "consciousness raising." Findings suggest ecological asset mapping can be a powerful pedagogical tool in supporting pre-service teachers' self-awareness, respect for others, exploration of cultural assets, and development of critical consciousness.
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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: California
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