Más allá de la lengua: Embracing the Messiness as Bilingual Teacher Educators

Blanca Caldas, Daniel Heiman

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Using testimonios as counterstories, we—a Latina/Indigenous immigrant and white U.S. male—examine our professional trajectories while noting changes that shaped our identities as educators and researchers within a bilingual teacher preparation program. The dual purpose of this paper is (a) to highlight our struggles as bilingual teacher educators to change both our own practices and those of our institutions in preparing future bilingual teachers to be politically engaged agents of change and (b) to connect our two experiences to advance the conversation around language ideologies, pedagogies, and activism among bilingual teacher educators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-70
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Language, Identity and Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2021

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  • Bilingual teacher educators
  • pre-service bilingual teachers
  • reflexión
  • testimonios


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