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ERIC Number: EJ887297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
How the Bridges Are Falling down: A New Literacies Teacher Negotiating "New" Pedagogies in "Old" Spaces
Staples, Jeanine M.
Issues in Teacher Education, v19 n1 p67-84 Spr 2010
The author recently researched and designed a course titled "Seminar on Diversity and Disability" to understand better the ways that "new" pedagogies are received by a group of mostly White special education teacher candidates being prepared to teach reading and prosocial behavioral skills to diverse students with high incidence disabilities. "Seminar on Diversity and Disability" centered on race and literacies because, as an African American female teacher educator and New Literacies theorist, the author was uncertain that novice teachers had the research pedagogy. In this article, the author highlights the parameters and tenets of "Seminar on Diversity and Disability." She also considers the types of institutional supports that one needs to teach concepts that are unpopular, misunderstood, or ignored. She gives thought to what it means to develop a pedagogical framework of counter-hegemonic resistance to meet, assuage, and reposit teacher candidate resistances in her course as well as better prepare them for teaching and learning with diverse students and globalized classrooms. (Contains 1 table and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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