A Pedagogy for Critical Teacher Education: Facilitating Dialogue for Transformative Learning


The context for this documentary account is the preparation of teacher educators for critical multicultural teacher education (Kincheloe, 2008) or what Keating (2007) has called “transformational multiculturalism.” Specifically, we report on the experiences of teacher education doctoral students in a Critical Pedagogy seminar. In particular, our analysis is based on eight doctoral students’ experiences with a course assignment, called “Give it a Try.” Challenged to enact one or more of the concepts studied in the seminar and to reflect on what they learned from “giving it a try,” the students attempted to facilitate the transformation of unquestioned belief systems in a wide range of contexts. We report on what the students learned about their role in facilitating dialogue for transformative learning.



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American Educational Research Association

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Conference Proceeding

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