Search results for: Skerrett Allison
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The current paper explores learning experiences utilized in an adolescent literacy course to facilitate preservice teachers' development of knowledge and dispositions to teach critical literacy for social justice. This analysis has identified the importance of engaging preservice teachers in studying social justice issues. The author concludes with implications for teacher educators.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
“There's Going To Be Community. There's Going To Be Knowledge”: Designs For Learning In A Standardised Age
This paper uses the case of a secondary English department in Ontario, Canada, to examine the constraints that academic departments face in transforming themselves from communities of practice into learning communities. The article proposes theoretical considerations and concrete strategies to assist academic departments in overcoming constraints to learning within an era of increasing standardisation and accountability.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
Using the case of a secondary English department, this paper demonstrates how historical barriers to effectively educating diverse students have been reinforced by the current educational climate of curriculum standardization and high stakes accountability. The paper claims that educational strategies for responding to diversity should be internally developed by schools and teachers.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2009
This is a self-study of the author's professional and cultural biography and identity.She uses this inquiry to demonstrate how biography and identity influences the lived experience of teaching and the researcher’s stance. She also examines areas where preservice urban teacher education programs must improve. Her personal recommendations describe experiences that would have better prepared her for urban teaching. Suggestions include expanding coursework in the historical, political, and sociocultural influences on urban education and in designing culturally responsive curricula.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2008