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ERIC Number: EJ759647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
A Critically Compassionate Intellectualism for Latina/o Students: Raising Voices above the Silencing in Our Schools
Cammarota, Julio; Romero, Augustine
Multicultural Education, v14 n2 p16-23 Win 2006
Latina/o students often experience coursework that is remedial and unchallenging--benign at best, a dumbing-down at worst. This potential limiting curriculum is not only failing to provide Latinas/os with the credentials necessary to advance economically, but their education denies them the opportunity to develop the critical voices and intellectual capacities necessary to do something about it. Thus, the standard educational experience for young Latinas/os tends to submerge them into silence, where they are taught to be quiet and avoid independent and critical thinking. In this article, the authors present an educational model based on a critically compassionate intellectualism that can foster the liberation of Latinas/os as well as other students of color from the oppression of silencing they currently experience in school. A teacher following critically compassionate intellectualism implements the educational trilogy of: (1) critical pedagogy; (2) authentic caring; and (3) social justice centered curriculum. The authors argue that these trilogy's elements must be implemented simultaneously in the classroom to present the most effective preparation for Latina/o students to participate in the development of a truly democratic society. (Contains 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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