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The idol in the cross: Crisis and learning in community teaching


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This thesis is a fictionalized personal essay about a year of cross-cultural teaching career in an urban setting. It is a reflection on the ways in which race, culture, and language play into efforts to teach constructively and relevantly in a multi-age, arts-integrated, middle-school classroom. It is a personal narrative about the internal troublings white teachers face in light of race, class, and citizenship privileges—as well as in light of an under-funded urban school system. This essay involves fictionalized vignettes of crisis inside and out of the classroom and provides opportunities to reflect on the ways theorizing and action are intertwined in teaching practice and educational research, and to expose the importance of critical reflection in efforts to teach toward equity and justice. Founded upon a dense literature review within the fields of curriculum and teacher preparation, this thesis magnifies the metaphoric and pragmatic lenses through which we examine culture in classrooms, texts, schools, and educational institutions.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Bilingual education;
Elementary education;
Curriculum development;
Teaching;
Community
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0524: Elementary education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education; Anti-racist education; Antiracist; Community education; Crisis; Cross-cultural studies; Curriculum theorizing; Social justice; Urban education
Title
The idol in the cross: Crisis and learning in community teaching
Author
Trinder, Victoria F.
Number of pages
242
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0799
Source
DAI-A 69/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549798323
Advisor
Ayers, William C.
University/institution
University of Illinois at Chicago
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3327453
ProQuest document ID
304332017
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304332017
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