All the different voices:A teacher’s journey to shifting paradigms in language variation and diversity

Authors

  • April Linnea Poindexter Georgia State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52242/gatesol.43

Keywords:

Language, diversity, language variation, professional development, paradigm, teacher

Abstract

            As a veteran educator, I prided myself on embracing a pedagogy that valued diversity in the classroom.  However, it wasn’t until I enrolled in a graduate course in language variation and diversity that I was challenged to deeply explore my evolving language paradigm.

Author Biography

April Linnea Poindexter, Georgia State University

I have been an elementary educator for 10 years. Currently I am working toward a Ph.D in Language and Literacy Education to pursue my efforts of life long learning and professional growth in order to better serve my community.  I am particularly interested in critical literacy and multicultural education.

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Published

10/31/2016

How to Cite

Poindexter, A. L. (2016). All the different voices:A teacher’s journey to shifting paradigms in language variation and diversity. GATESOL Journal, 26(1). https://doi.org/10.52242/gatesol.43

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