“We cannot underestimate the value of critical pedagogy in the language classroom. A language education that is not consciously, intentionally critical will only uphold and reinforce the existing injustices and inequities of our institutions.”
Read more in the full guest editorial authored by L.J. Randolph Jr. “Toward a Critical Pedagogy in the Language Curriculum” which addresses important questions, challenges, and concerns, shares guidance about how to approach the existing curriculum for effective integration of critical pedagogy in the language classroom, and offers thoughtful insight about the various aspects of critical pedagogy.
Dr. L.J. Randolph Jr. is an assistant professor in the department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Randolph’s research interests include critical and justice-oriented pedagogies in language education, anticolonial and antiracist approaches to language learning, Spanish for native speaker and heritage speakers, and world language teacher education. Learn more about Prof. Randolph and follow him on Twitter @ProfeRandolph.