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This study of an Asian female prospective teacher describes a language minority student's ways of enacting critical literacy in a teacher preparation program in the United States. It discusses how she exerted her agency despite her perceived marginalization as a non-native English speaker. The findings demonstrate how she resisted the identity imposed as a “slow learner” by an instructor while simultaneously challenging the tenets of critical literacy.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2015
In this essay, the author, a teacher educator in Texas, reflects on an encounter with a first-year Latina teacher, who has decided to leave the profession. Despite successfully learning and applying critical pedagogy, the first-year teacher finds herself isolated and frustrated, stuck between a societal push for standardized success and her own desire to nurture transformation among her students. In listening to first-year teacher's experiences, the author grapples with his own responsibilities as a teacher educator.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010
Increasing numbers of Asian international students are choosing to undertake their tertiary studies in English-speaking countries. The article explored the concerns of 20 Asian pre-service teachers before and after their practicum in Australian schools. Language barriers and cultural differences were identified concerns before the practicum.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009