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ERIC Number: EJ822372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Our Responsibility: A Perspective on "Taking a Stand"
Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez
Teacher Education and Practice, v16 n2 p156-170 Sum 2003
This article examines the challenges of our work as multicultural teacher educators, explicating this perspective on what "taking a stand" means and the importance of infusing a praxis of multicultural education throughout the curricula of our professional teacher education programs. It is argued that as cultural workers/teacher educators, we have the responsibility to embrace civic courage, compassion, cultural and social justice, equity, and, more importantly, to deconstruct dominant and subordinating stories. It is further argued that this is a social democratic project that will require of us not only epistemological understandings but, more important, "eschatological understandings" of what we believe we can be when engaged pedagogically. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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