Search results for: Consciousness raising
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Critical consciousness as a response to student disengagement: an initial teacher education case study
In this paper, the authors use an engagement framework to understand the experiences of university students midway through their initial teacher education programme. Analysis of interview transcripts revealed that engagement is being influenced negatively by a convergence of political, economic, structural and psychosocial factors. Despite the influence of these converging factors, some students maintained high levels of engagement, while others adopted survival strategies not conducive to deep learning. The authors argue that one way to deal with disengagement is to support learners to develop critical consciousness, a concept that includes learning agency, learning success, learning well-being and learning social justice.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2020
Inclusive Education: Pre-service Teachers' Reflexive Learning on Diversity and Their Challenging Role
In this article, two teacher educators from Australian universities explored reflexive practices in preparing pre-service teachers for their complex teaching roles in the twenty-first century. Findings revealed that reflexive learning was a key mediating strategy in expanding the participants' consciousness. Participants engaged in confronting assumptions, raising awareness of diverse learning needs and critiquing social justice principles and equity issues.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
Redesigning Academic Essays to Promote Teacher Reflection on Selected Issues of Learning and Teaching Related to the Current Educational Reform in Hong Kong
This article describes the design of an assignment structure that promotes teacher reflection on important issues related to a major education reform in Hong Kong. This article reported a grounded model explaining how this innovative assignment structure promotes reflection. The model situated the reflective assignments within the local teaching context in Hong Kong. The model also highlighted the importance of different forms of assistance and guidance in facilitating teachers’ reflective engagement in completing these cognitively demanding assignments.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2013
This article describes a vision of social class–sensitive pedagogy aimed at disrupting endemic classism in schools. The authors claim that educators may unwittingly alienate the very students they hope to inspire, cause for serious inquiry into what a social class–sensitive pedagogy might entail. This manuscript highlights five interrelated principles that provide insights to what research tells us and how it can be used in K–12 and teacher education.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013
In this article, the authors focus on the White teacher education students in their development of what they call a double image. The authors draw on narrative data gathered over eight years of inquiry in a cross-cultural internship that was part of a partnership between Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, a predominantly African American church community, and an Early and Elementary Childhood Masters in Education program at The Ohio State University. The authors use these stories to investigate some of the common beliefs that White teacher education students bring to antiracist, cross-raced work and the way in which these beliefs interfere with the development of more mature double images and more sophisticated perceptions of race, racism, and race relations.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013
This article describes a project which was designed to examine how teacher preparation programs address LGBTQ-related course content, attitudes toward gender identity and sexual orientation, and their ability to teach about LGBTQ lives and communities. The authors conducted an electronic assessment of all 57 Illinois teacher education programs. The authors found that their report generated a dialogue on campuses among faculty, among teacher education and other departments within the university, and among students, faculty, and administration.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012
In the current paper, the author traced an English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher’s professional development by examining her narrative and identifying the transformation of her awareness or kizuki. The term Kizuki in Japanese culture implies a sudden feeling of inner understanding of a phenomenon and can be roughly translated as ‘becoming aware of’, ‘noticing’ or ‘realizing’. To show how powerful and important the concept is for teacher development in the Japanese context, the author studied team‐taught project‐based EFL learning in a Japanese junior high school for nine months.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012
Developing Sociopolitical Consciousness at Freedom Schools: Implications for Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation
This paper describes the programmatic ways in which the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program develops culturally responsive teaching practices amongst its summer interns, particularly in the area of developing sociopolitical consciousness. This research aims to serve as a case for lessons to be learned by traditional, university-based teacher education programs committed to preparing teachers to teach in culturally responsive ways.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Broadening Views of Social Justice and Teacher Leadership: Addressing LGB Issues in Teacher Education
This case study explores the immediate impact of LGB-themed instruction by examining graduate education students’ written reflections following a guest lecture on LGB-related educational issues. The participants in this study were the instructor who was a heterosexual woman, two guest speakers who were two gay men, and 18 credentialed, master’s degree education students. The results of the current study indicate that teachers are more likely to establish and implement inclusive policies and practices in their classrooms in response to LGB-themed instruction.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2012
This study explores the need for playing with power and privilege to deconstruct the concept of meritocracy and challenge the idea of one-ness, thereby fostering more conscious locations of White pre-service teachers. Results indicate that pre-service teachers’ views of their cultural locations shifted via theatre games.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012