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ERIC Number: EJ803910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Coming to Voice: Preparing Bilingual-Bicultural Teachers for Social Justice
Fitts, Shanan; Winstead, Lisa; Weisman, Evelyn M.; Flores, Susana Y.; Valenciana, Christine
Equity & Excellence in Education, v41 n3 p357-371 Jul 2008
This study examined the development of bicultural voice in Latina/o preservice teachers. Researchers used survey, interview, and observational data to probe students' knowledge, beliefs, and orientations related to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. The researchers found that the bilingual cohort courses afforded students with opportunities to juxtapose personal narratives with broader social contexts, thereby allowing students to examine and critique the ideology and curricula of schools. The authors assert that cultivating social justice orientations in bilingual-bicultural preservice teachers is crucial to the empowerment of bilingual-bicultural teachers and their students. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California