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ERIC Number: EJ851034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Adventures in Critical Pedagogy: A Lesson in U.S. History
Seltzer-Kelly, Deborah
Teacher Education Quarterly, v36 n1 p149-162 Win 2009
The author recounts and analyzes her experiences to incorporate a liberatory practice into a public school setting. The article is comprised of excerpts from a seminar paper she wrote in December of 2001, at the conclusion of her first semester of teaching, interspersed with commentary written from her present perspective. In the sections from the present, the author is essentially "writing back" to the self of the past, engaging in a conversation that incorporates some of the understanding gained in the intervening years. The author is hoping that this work will add to the growing body of literature that seeks to deepen the insight of teacher educators and mentor teachers into the challenges faced by new teachers who aspire to education for critical democratic engagement. The author also discusses the experience of new teachers who are mentored by older colleagues and teacher educators who have, on some level, opted out of engaging the tensions between the mandate to prepare future educators to deliver standards-based school curricula, and the fundamental commitment to democratizing education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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