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ERIC Number: EJ1118777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
"Momentos De Cambio": Cultivating Bilingual Students' Epistemic Privilege through Memoir and "Testimonio"
Handsfield, Lara J.; Valente, Patricia
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v18 n3 p138-158 2016
In this article, we describe how students were invited to write and publicly read their "momentos de cambio" (moments of change) stories--memoirs in which they recount moments of significant change, both joyful and traumatic, in their lives. Drawing from elements of Latino critical theory, we conceptualize these stories in part as "testimonios"-opportunities for the students to voice their own truths and experiences in the world. We describe how the concept of "momentos de cambio" served as a rhetorical resource for epistemic privilege and interpretive authority across the school year.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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