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ERIC Number: EJ960611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
A Critical Foundation for Bilingual Education
Smith, Matthew David; Rodriguez, Arturo
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v9 n2 p186-198 Nov 2011
In this paper we weave lived experiences, those of a bilingual social studies teacher at a middle school in a large city in the Southwestern US, with critical theory/pedagogy and bilingual education. The purpose of this paper is to present an articulation of the practice of critical pedagogy in a bilingual educational context principally under the constraints of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and its counterpart Race to the Top. We seek to share a few approaches that Matt, a bilingual social studies teacher, initiated to mitigate the effects of an oppressive but official curriculum and to encourage and foster the development of critical bi-literacy among his students.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail: ieps@ieps.org.uk; Web site: http://www.jceps.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001