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ERIC Number: EJ1153523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
The Limits of Pedagogy: "Diaculturalist Pedagogy" as Paradigm Shift in the Education of Adult Immigrants
Entigar, Katherine E.
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v25 n3 p347-356 2017
Pedagogy develops through the interventions of scholars who believe injustice should not be normalised. Such interventions nonetheless subsume monoculturalist assumptions constructed within the US social and academic narrative. The top-down paradigm of "designing pedagogy" is inappropriate for educating adult immigrants, whose "cultural ways of being and knowing" differ from other learners. Even pedagogies comprising explicit political agendas emerge from the US academy's ideological tradition, which invisible-ises adult immigrant learners. Using sociocultural theory, psychology and philosophy, I propose "diaculturalist pedagogy," which prioritises the dialogic creation of pedagogy vis-à-vis adult immigrants' "cultural ways of being and knowing" as a necessary ontological distinction. "Diaculturalist pedagogy" challenges the reification of monoculturalism, whose authority derives from US cultural categories and "pre-"/"post-" status distinctions. This new educational scholarship disrupts traditional perceptions of adult immigrant learners while interrogating the theoretical myopia and paternalism of pedagogical prescription, evoking new potential for education for, about and with adult immigrants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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