• Title: Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth
  • Author: Angela Valenzuela
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Growing Critically Conscious Teachers A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino a Youth To meet the needs of the fast growing numbers of Latino a English learners this volume presents an approach to secondary education teacher preparation based on the work of the National Latino a Educa
    To meet the needs of the fast growing numbers of Latino a English learners, this volume presents an approach to secondary education teacher preparation based on the work of the National Latino a Education Research and Policy Project NLERAP Renowned scholar and educator Angela Valenzuela, together with an impressive roster of contributors, provides a critical framework fTo meet the needs of the fast growing numbers of Latino a English learners, this volume presents an approach to secondary education teacher preparation based on the work of the National Latino a Education Research and Policy Project NLERAP Renowned scholar and educator Angela Valenzuela, together with an impressive roster of contributors, provides a critical framework for educating culturally responsive teachers They examine the knowledge, skills, and predisposition required for higher education institutions to create curricula for educating Latino a children, children of color, and language minority youth Growing Critically Conscious Teachers illuminates why growing our own teachers makes sense as an approach for not only addressing the achievement gap, but for also enhancing the well being of our communities as a whole.Book Features A community based, university and district connected partnership model that fosters students critical consciousness A framework for participatory action research PAR within teacher preparation that promotes community and societal transformation A curriculum premised on sociocultural and sociopolitical awareness The wisdom, experiences, and lessons learned from educators who have been change agents in their own schools, communities, and college classrooms across the country An enormous contribution to the field It will also be a cherished resource and guide for Latino a and non Latino a teachers alike, and for the university faculty and school and community based facilitators who help prepare them From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture, College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Provides the elemental sparks for essential conversations about culturally responsive teaching and the well being of youth in our communities Through a variety of critical perspectives this volume raises significant questions that must be at the forefront of Latino a education This excellent volume is a must read for teachers truly committed to educational practices of social justice in schools today Antonia Darder, Leavey Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University

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