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Developing Culturally and Historically Sensitive Teacher Education: Global Lessons from a Literacy Education Program
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Developing Culturally and Historically Sensitive Teacher Education: Global Lessons from a Literacy Education Program (Hardback)

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This volume explores the literacy education master's degree program developed at Universidad de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, with the aim of addressing the nation's emerging social, economic, technological, and political needs. Developing the program required taking into account the cultural diversity, historical economic disparities, indigenous and colonial cultures, and power inequities of the Mexican nation. These conditions have produced economic structures that maintain the status quo that concentrates wealth and opportunity in the hands of the very few, creating challenges for the education and economic life for the majority of the population. The program advocates providing tools for youth to critique and change their surroundings, while also learning the codes of power that provide them a repertoire of navigational means for producing satisfying lives.

Rather than arguing that the program can be replicated or taken to scale in different contexts, the editors focus on how their process of looking inward to consider Mexican cultures enabled them to develop an appropriate educational program to address Mexico's historically low literacy rates. They show that if all teaching and learning is context-dependent, then focusing on the process of program development, rather than on the outcomes that may or may not be easily applied to other settings, is appropriate for global educators seeking to provide literacy teacher education grounded in national concerns and challenges. The volume provides a process model for developing an organic program designed to address needs in a national context, especially one grounded in both colonial and heritage cultures and one in which literacy is understood as a tool for social critique, redress, advancement, and equity.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyLiteracy strategiesEducationTeaching SkillsLanguage teachingLanguages with Grant & Cutler Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 17/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781350147430  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Yolanda Gayol Ramirez is a Fellow at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, USA, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. Patricia Rosas Chavez is Professor and Director of Innovation and Undergraduate Studies at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. Peter Smagorinsky is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, USA, and serves as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

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