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ERIC Number: EJ1122914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Preventing the Shut-Down: Embodied Critical Care in a Teacher Educator's Practice
Trout, Muffet; Basford, Letitia
Action in Teacher Education, v38 n4 p358-370 2016
This article explores the practice of one teacher educator to understand how she mitigates student resistance to prevent what we call "the shut-down" when teaching mostly White students about systemic forms of oppression. Engaging students in conversations about oppression does not in itself disrupt systems of power and privilege in schools. But learning to avoid the shut-down is an important step for teacher educators who wish to teach with social justice aims. This article offers an inside look into one teacher educator's practice to show how she avoids the shut-down and maintains student engagement through a pedagogy of embodied critical care. In particular, she (1) helps students embody care by teaching with carefully sequenced stories, including her own and (2) uses ethical care to develop critical consciousness in her students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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