ERIC Number: EJ783659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 17
"Speaking" the Walk, "Speaking" the Talk: Embodying Critical Pedagogy to Teach Young Adult Literature
Miller, S. J.
English Education, v40 n2 p145-154 Jan 2008
A critical reflection of the efficacy of my teaching and the pedagogies I embody is potentially important because under the continual threat of "No Child Left Behind" and some research that may devalue qualitative research, I want to support my students in their efforts, while offering them a well-rounded understanding of different pedagogies and possible applications. By evaluating my own teaching with them, I develop a more equitable understanding of what they may face in their schools in Western, Pennsylvania. My teaching then can better support my students to both embody and negotiate their own pedagogy, whether toward or against my own. Working side-by-side with my students, I discovered we all seem to appreciate the reflective and reflexive nature of the class.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Qualitative Research, Speech Communication, Teaching Experience, Reflective Teaching, Transformative Learning, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Methods Courses, College Students, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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