ERIC Number: EJ717971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Lessons From La Maestra Miriam: Developing Literate Identities through Early Critical Literacy Teaching
Journal of Latinos and Education, v4 n4 p237-251 2005
In the 1990s, teacher educators began to hear about the importance of studying and reporting on "best practices" in literacy learning to narrow the gap between high-and low-performing students. Of the studies produced, few of them looked to research in areas such as bilingual education for guidance on how to improve teaching reading for Spanish-dominant children. This year-long, qualitative study attempts to offer insight about how an exemplary Mexican bilingual teacher mobilizes her 1st-grade students' linguistic and cultural resources in Spanish to develop critical literacy skills that foster healthy literate identities and classroom communities for these Latino students.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Bilingualism, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
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