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ERIC Number: EJ920261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Disrupting the Official Curriculum: Cultural Biography and the Curriculum Decision Making of Latino Preservice Teachers
Salinas, Cinthia; Castro, Antonio J.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v38 n3 p428-463 Sum 2010
This multiple case study traces the influence of cultural biographies on the curriculum decision making of two Latino preservice teachers who student taught in standards-based schools. These participants drew on their personal and cultural experiences to disrupt the "official" curriculum, which they believed failed to address fundamental issues of race and inequity. Findings suggest that personal encounters with discrimination and economic injustice informed the curricular decisions of participants. In addition, participants held a constructivist view of the social studies, allowing them to teach using multiple perspectives that challenged dominant narratives in the social studies. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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