ERIC Number: EJ822179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Preparing Teachers for Anti-Oppressive Education: International Movements
Kumashiro, Kevin K.; Baber, Sikunder Ali; Richardson, Eric; Ricker-Wilson, Carol; Wong, Pia L.
Teaching Education, v15 n3 p257-275 2004
While theories and recommendations continue to proliferate in the educational research literature on what it means to teach towards social justice and to prepare teachers for such teaching, so do concerns that these theories and recommendations fail to account for the ways that the contexts of teaching--cultural contexts, national contexts, political contexts--always affect teaching in idiosyncratic, unpredictable and even contradictory ways. Given that much educational research fails to trouble the US-centric nature of prevailing conceptions of social justice and teacher education, it is important to learn about the unique as well as shared challenges facing teacher educators around the globe. In this article, teacher educators from Asia, Africa, North America and South America offer a sampling of initiatives in anti-oppressive teacher education; that is, initiatives to prepare teachers to teach various subject matters to various age groups, addressing various forms of oppression in various cultural and community contexts.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Research, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Critical Theory, Educational Theories, Context Effect, Alignment (Education), Literature Reviews, Curriculum Evaluation, Comparative Education, Activism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Canada; Pakistan; South Africa