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ERIC Number: EJ917791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Climbing Walls: Attempting Critical Pedagogy as a 21st-Century Preservice Teacher
McGee, A. Robin
Language Arts, v88 n4 p270-277 Mar 2011
A preservice teacher wants to teach for social justice, but faces challenges effectively engaging in critical pedagogy. Her class of sixth-grade students wants to examine more closely the issues around immigration, and the author is eager to disrupt any one-dimensional stereotypes of immigrants that the students might have picked up from popular culture. Together, they craft a unit of language arts study based upon students' inquiry. Now a few years into her teaching practice, the author reflects on what worked and what could have gone differently. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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