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ERIC Number: EJ833606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Preservice Teachers' Perspectives on Critical Pedagogy for Urban Teaching: Yet Another Brick in the Wall?
Hatch, J. Amos
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n2 p128-145 Spr 2008
This article reports findings from a qualitative study of the complexities of introducing preservice teachers to critical pedagogies for urban teaching. The study documents students' reactions to a set of seminar and reflective writing experiences around depictions of urban teachers in popular culture--in particular, Pink Floyd's song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II." Findings utilize data excerpts to support conclusions that it is difficult for preservice teachers to (a) critically analyze teaching in urban schools, (b) see beyond the personal/psychological effects of urban teachers' behaviors and attitudes, (c) critically reflect on their own attitudes and behaviors in relation to urban teaching, and (d) recognize and deal with the paradoxes associated with offering the appearance of equal opportunity where none exists. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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