ERIC Number: EJ1130451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Dual Language Teachers' Stated Barriers to Implementation of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Freire, Juan A.; Valdez, Verónica E.
Bilingual Research Journal, v40 n1 p55-69 2017
Culturally relevant pedagogy receives limited attention in many U.S. dual language classrooms. This article focuses on understanding the barriers eight elementary Spanish-English dual language teachers saw as preventing the implementation of culturally relevant pedagogy in their urban classrooms. Employing critical sociocultural theory and drawing on pláticas as a method, four primary barriers were identified: lack of time, lack of culturally relevant materials, lack of knowledge, and the belief that social justice topics were inappropriate for young children. The individual and contextual issues surrounding these barriers and their implications are discussed for teacher educators and those involved in dual language education.
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Barriers, Teacher Educators, Social Justice, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Sociocultural Patterns, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Time Management, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Language of Instruction, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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