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ERIC Number: EJ887772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
The Power of Film to Educate and Miseducate Pre-Service Teachers: A Phenomenological Analysis of "Hidalgo" and Cultural Representation of Muslims Post 9/11
Fontaine, Haroldo A.
Multicultural Education, v17 n2 p37-43 Win 2010
In this article, the author considers three of today's pre-service teachers who have each watched the World Trade Center towers collapse on broadcast television, viewed the film "Hidalgo," and participated in subsequent interviews regarding the movie. Specifically, the author wants to examine the extent to which the pre-service teachers in this study interpreted Hidalgo as a proposal for how the post-9/11 American "nation" and the Muslims within and without it should be imagined, and whether and the extent to which the pre-service teachers agreed with that proposal. This analysis is important for teacher educators who are looking for unique ways to identify their students' biases and prejudices against cultural and ethnic minorities, and who want to dissolve those prejudices so as to ensure that their students-as-teachers-in-the-making will provide equal educational opportunity to all students, including Muslim children. (Contains 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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