ERIC Number: EJ792256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 45
Critical Caring: Dispelling Latino Stereotypes among Preservice Teachers
Gonzalez, Rosemary; Ayala-Alcantar, Christina U.
Journal of Latinos and Education, v7 n2 p129-143 Apr 2008
Two Chicano Studies professors share their pedagogy training preservice teachers in a course on the educational experiences of Latino youth. We describe our classroom practices based on a critical care framework. This framework moves student teachers beyond a superficial form of caring to a critically engaged relationship with students and their families. Our pedagogy is characterized by the following features: (a) creating a safe space to discuss beliefs and stereotypes regarding Latinos, (b) engaging in active learning and developing critical thinking about stereotypes and inequalities, and (c) empowering preservice teachers to develop more optimal learning environments for Latino students.
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Educational Experience, Stereotypes, Hispanic Americans, Educational Environment, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Empowerment, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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