ERIC Number: EJ860027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Weaving Transnational Feminist(s) Methodologies: (Re)Examining Early Childhood Linguistic Diversity Teacher Training and Research
Saavedra, Cinthya M.; Chakravarthi, Swetha; Lower, Joanna K.
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v7 n3 p324-340 2009
The purpose of this article is to engender a space where a variety of critical feminist(s) lenses are interwoven to problematize current discursive practices in linguistic diversity training and to (re)imagine "nueavas posibilidades" for linguistic diversity research/training for pre-kindergarten teachers. Transnational feminists' projects have the potential to illuminate and connect larger global issues with, and that pertain to, local and specific radical projects by incorporating critical reflexive methodological tools. In this article we propose to a) discuss language as a monocultural construction that limits conceptions of language and learning for younger human beings; b) examine the discursive practices of teachers of students who are English as second/third language learners; c) discuss the discourse of sharing codes of power; and finally d) scrutinize interventionist assumptions of educational research.
Descriptors: Feminism, Educational Research, Linguistics, Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Multicultural Education, Intercultural Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Phenomenology, Discourse Modes, Intervention, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
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