Search results for: Liggett Tonda
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In conjunction with the social structures that shape one's sense of agency, neoliberal factors frame the context wherein teachers' develop their perceptions about incorporating critical multicultural curricula. In this research project, the author examined this intersection – between the local and the global – to better understand how teacher education can work to support and strengthen the possibility for critical pedagogy to be realized in teachers' classrooms. The findings indicate that structural obstacles undermined these teachers' ability to visualize and place aspects of social justice and diversity at the foundation of instruction.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
'A Little Bit Marginalized': The Structural Marginalization of English Language Teachers in Urban and Rural Public Schools
This article examines how linguistic differentiation is described, explained, and excluded within schools in terms of implicit or explicit deliberation about English language learners (ELLs) and English as a second language (ESL) programs. The author argues that the participants' experiences resulted in the marginalization of ELTs and their students. The author maintains though that this marginalized status can be improved through collaborative relationships between general education teachers and English language teachers.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011