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dc.contributor.advisorPratt, Ellen
dc.contributor.authorPadilla-Lebrón, Yolanda
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-14T19:40:16Z
dc.date.available2018-09-14T19:40:16Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/880
dc.description.abstractThe main goal of this Participatory Action Research (PAR) study is to empower students to become aware of, and address issues of inequality and social injustices through literacy practices such as reading and writing instructed by the paradigm “Critical Pedagogy”. This study was implemented in the context of a collaboration between the students of a public school and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM). The participants are students from the program “Centro Universitario para el Acceso” (CUA) from the UPRM and they are middle school students who live in public housing who for years, have been marginalized. The participants analyzed, reflected and wrote about social issues in order to later, create an activity where they let their voices be heard through a booklet. While the students were reading and writing about social justice, they became more interested in learning English and in doing activities which foster community service. Consequently they also created their own action research project where they identified a social problem in their community and tried to solve it. The outcome of the project shows how the paradigms “Action Research” and “Critical Pedagogy” work best when they are implemented together, in a project that should be a collaborative effort between the stakeholders (in this case the students) and the researchers (teacher).
dc.description.abstractEl objetivo de este proyecto de Investigación Acción Participativa (IAP) es ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar conciencia y acción en cuanto a injusticias sociales en su comunidad a través de actividades instruídas por el paradigma de la Pedagogía Crítica. Los participantes son estudiantes del programa “Centro Universitario para el Acceso” (CUA) de el Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (RUM). Estos estudiantes de escuela secundaria, viven en residenciales públicos, comunidades que han sido marginadas por años. Como parte de esta IAP, los estudiantes analizaron, reflexionaron y escribieron acerca de conflictos sociales en un pequeño libro que sirve como un registro de voz e ideas. Los estudiantes desarrollaron más interés por aprender inglés según se involucraron en las actividades de escritura y lectura que también promovieron el deseo de llevar a cabo ayuda comunitaria. Por consiguiente los estudiantes crearon su propio proyecto de IAP con el propósito de resolver un problema de inundación en su comunidad. Por último, los resultados reflejan que los paradigmas de IAP y la “Pedagogía Crítica” funcionan mejor cuando son implementados a la vez, en un proyecto que debe ser un esfuerzo colaborativo entre los “stakeholders” (en este caso, los estudiantes) y los investigadores (los maestros/facilitadores).
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAction research in educationen_US
dc.subjectSocial action-researchen_US
dc.subjectESL-secondary educationen_US
dc.subjectCritical pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCritical pedagogy--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial justice--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshPuerto Rico--Social conditionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language--Study and teaching (Middle school)--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshAction research--Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshCentro Universitario para el Accesoen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez Campus)en_US
dc.title“I am doing better and better”: From critical pedagogy to action researchen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2011 Yolanda Padilla Lebrónen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBrusi, Rima
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy V.
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin
dc.contributor.representativeCamayd, Elvia
thesis.degree.levelM.A.E.E.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpringen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2011en_US


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