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ERIC Number: EJ945110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Tools that Come from within: Learning to Teach in a Cross-Cultural Adult Literacy Practicum
Mosley, Melissa; Zoch, Melody
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n1 p66-77 Jan 2012
We report on a study of preservice teachers who tutored adults learning English in a free evening class while simultaneously taking a course titled Community Literacy. Exploring their participation, we wondered in what ways pedagogy developed within this context. Drawing on a close discourse analysis of preservice teachers' written work, we found that each preservice teacher constructed pedagogy differently but in ways that drew on students' funds of knowledge, interests, ways of learning, and political interests. Moreover, through reflections on practice, preservice teachers sedimented their identities as teachers who see diversity as a resource in teaching. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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