“It’s Our Kuleana”: A Critical Participatory Approach to Language Minority Education, Davis (2005)

In her article, Dr. Kathryn Davis describes a collective effort she led at Farrington High School on Oahu to create curriculum catered to the diverse needs of the ethnic student body, especially Filipino (Ilokano) and Samoan students. The Studies of Heritage and Academic Languages and Literacies (SHALL) program implemented critical pedagogy and progressive multicultural education . . . → Read More: “It’s Our Kuleana”: A Critical Participatory Approach to Language Minority Education, Davis (2005)

Davis, et al. (2005) “It’s our Kuleana”

This article was interesting not only because it’s related to critical pedagogy (which I am studying right now and some of the articles I’ve read in my class ties in with the research) but also because I’m Filipino and one of the languages they talked about was Filipino and Ilokano. I had friends and cousins . . . → Read More: Davis, et al. (2005) “It’s our Kuleana”

Critical Pedagogy

I did not know this notion until I take this class. The reading was quite difficult for me to understand since the concept of critical pedagogy was totally new to me. However, Dr. Crookes visiting our classroom and giving us lecture with passion with critical pedagogy really gave me something. When I was in Japan, . . . → Read More: Critical Pedagogy

Higgins (2010)

Higgins’ article ties in with last week’s topic on critical pedagogy as the study focused on the teaching of critical life skills (LSE) and literacy in Tanzania which included problem-posing (Freire), discussion questions, and actions to take in order to make the right changes in their lives. In the study, some topics in the LSE . . . → Read More: Higgins (2010)

Second language critical pedagogy (2010) – Graham Crookes

In his article, “The practiciality and relevance of sencond language critical pedagogy”, Dr. Crookes pushes for critical pedagogy programs to be fused into applied linguistics classroom instruction for the whole field, and not just the traditional ESL immigrant population. I see this as real social action reform, because teaching ethnic studies, various cultural perspectives and . . . → Read More: Second language critical pedagogy (2010) – Graham Crookes

Guest Speaker (Feb. 22) Graham Crookes

Although Dr. Crookes’ guest speaking in class today was mostly in monologue-form (a fact that he easily admitted himself), I found myself engaged in the topic of discussion the majority of the time because I found alot of what he had to say very relevant and compelling – not mention that I am already interested . . . → Read More: Guest Speaker (Feb. 22) Graham Crookes

Crookes, G. (2009)

The paper briefly discussed eight topics concerning L2 critical pedagogy (and its practicality and relevance). Here are my thoughts on some of it. 1. Historical traditions of practice not generally recognized or acknowledged – The practice of critical pedagogy has been around for a very long time although not using the same term. It might . . . → Read More: Crookes, G. (2009)

Crookes: Critical Pedagogy

This is how I reflect to this article. Over viewing the eight points area of critical pedagogy brought up by this article and looking at the quotation the author wrote in this article which says…critical pedagogy seeks to understand and critique the historical and sociopolitical context of schooling and to develop pedagogical practices that aim . . . → Read More: Crookes: Critical Pedagogy

Crookes (2010)

Crookes discusses in his article about the relevance and practicality of critical language pedagogy in terms of his eight main points. A few notable individuals mentioned includes Dewey who promoted a more activities-based curriculum and the importance of schools as improvement in society. Friere is another big name in critical pedagogy who argued for more . . . → Read More: Crookes (2010)

Crooks (2010)

The author talked about second language critical pedagogy from 8 topics. These 8 topics, in my opinion, indicate the linear development of critical pedagogy. Though the elaboration, I realized there are many facets on critical pedagogy to consider for its implementation. Many a theory appearing in this article is new to me, which provides me . . . → Read More: Crooks (2010)