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Date of Award
Open Access Master's Thesis
School of Educational Studies
My parents always emphasized the value of education and the opportunity it could breed. With this in mind, I set out within my community and hometown, teaching at the very same high school I graduated from. My background directly shapes the educator I am, the values I hold, and the biases that may impact me. Through student research, I was able to look at three case studies and glean insight as to how to better serve my specific kids. I reflected on my community, school, and classroom allowing me to inspect the different layers impacting my students and how to navigate them. Reflecting on my research as a whole I was able to further develop my commitment as a social justice educator. Ultimately what I hope to describe in this ethnography is the benefits, reasoning, and tangible approaches to shifting education from theoretical to practical.
Ledesma Mendoza, Juan. (2020). Shifting Education From Theoretical to Practical. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 175. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/175. doi: 10.5642/cguetd/175