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ERIC Number: EJ915690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Eliciting Critical Literacy Narratives of Bi/Multilingual Teacher Candidates across U.S. Teacher Education Contexts
Rodriguez, Terri L.; Cho, Hye-sun
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n3 p496-504 Apr 2011
This paper examines critical literacy narratives of bi/multilingual preservice teachers across contexts in the United States. It draws upon empirical data from two studies--a narrative inquiry with Latino teacher candidates in the Midwest and a participatory action research project with bilingual preservice teachers in Hawaii--to examine participants' identities and experience in academia. Preservice teachers in both studies resisted the labeling practice of "minority" and challenged simplistic notions of "bilingual teacher identity." This cross-examination argues for further ways to explore how teacher preparation programs should create dialogic spaces for making the voices of diverse preservice teachers heard.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii