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Life Histories of Latino/a Teacher Candidates
Teachers College Record (2008)
  • Mary L. Gomez, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Terri L. Rodriguez, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Vonzell Agosto, University of South Florida
Abstract
In this article we explore the life histories of two Latino/a prospective elementary teachers in a large Midwestern university; examine their knowledge, strengths and needs as teachers, and consider how teacher educators might capitalize on these. We explore how these prospective teachers' prior family, home, K-12 schooling, and university experiences have forged their identities and affected how they think about campus peers and classroom colleagues, and their obligations to their students.
Keywords
  • Latino,
  • Teacher Education
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Mary L. Gomez, Terri L. Rodriguez and Vonzell Agosto. "Life Histories of Latino/a Teacher Candidates" Teachers College Record Vol. 110 Iss. 8 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vonzell_agosto/5/