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ERIC Number: EJ871363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Bilingual Education: Using a Virtual Guest Speaker and Online Discussion to Expand Latino Preservice Teachers' Consciousness
Farruggio, Pete
Multicultural Education, v17 n1 p33-37 Fall 2009
In today's sociopolitical climate in the United States, nativist anti-immigrant movements drive the marginalization and disempowerment of Latino schoolchildren. Latino teachers need more than a shared ethnicity with their students to help them develop their full potential. Bilingual educators and proponents of dual language programs must understand the often camouflaged hegemonic ideological motives behind most organized opposition to bilingual education. It is essential that teachers of linguistic minorities develop a critical cultural and professional identity, and this development can and should begin in teacher education programs. For many Latino preservice teachers, such development begins as an evolutionary transformative process that requires assistance by knowledgeable others. This study describes how a knowledgeable other, an expert guest speaker, facilitated the awakening of a critical awareness of issues related to native language (L1) preservation and globalization among Latino preservice teachers in an online dialogue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas; United States