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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Deconstructing Oppressor Ideology in Teacher Preparation

Dr Miguel M. Licona.

Pre-service teachers encounter a pedagogy of deconstruction as they take their teacher preparation courses. They begin to view the same schooling system in which they were apparently successful in new and critical ways. Professors use transformative pedagogies to move students to examine the oppressor ideology that informs traditional schooling. The purpose of schooling comes into question and students resist identifying and engaging issues that serve to domesticate and socialize students into the dominant paradigm. As problematic as this can be for tenure-trach professors, it is essential that this dynamic be included in the discourse of teacher preparation


Dr Miguel M. Licona  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Teacher Education Department College of Education University of Texas at El Paso

Twenty-five years publics school teaching. Five years as professor at the university level in teacher preparation. Areas of interest include critical construcitivist and transformative pedagogies.

  • Teacher Preparation
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Oppresive Schooling
  • Deconstructing Schooling

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)