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“The Coin of Teaching English Has Two Sides”: Constructing Identities as Critical English Teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Edwin Nazaret León Jiménez
  • William M. Sughrua
  • Ángeles Clemente
  • Vilma Huerta Cordova
  • Alba Eugenia Vásquez Miranda
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Part of the International Perspectives on English Language Teaching book series (INPELT)

Abstract

Chapter  6, by Edwin N. León Jiménez, William Sughrua, Ángeles Clemente, Vilma Huerta Cordova, and Alba E. Vásquez Miranda, illustrates how the authors have worked with students doing their teaching practicum in a juvenile detention facility, a daytime shelter for vulnerable children, a marginalized public school, and the state penitentiary of Oaxaca, Mexico. Acting as English Language Teaching (ELT) teacher educators, the authors relocate the experiences of planning, performing, and evaluating teaching and teacher training roles in terms of Critical Pedagogies in English Language Teaching (CPELT), while glimpses of teacher identity emerge, including a counter-hegemonic and “critical”-tinted identity. Their research project entitled “Teaching English in Marginalized Communities” demonstrates that the CPELT approach facilitates the construction, reconstruction, or otherwise formation of teachers’ and teacher educators’ identities while raising issues of power, national concerns, ethnicity, social justice, and domestic coloniality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin Nazaret León Jiménez
    • 1
  • William M. Sughrua
    • 1
  • Ángeles Clemente
    • 1
  • Vilma Huerta Cordova
    • 1
  • Alba Eugenia Vásquez Miranda
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de OaxacaOaxacaMéxico

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