Critical Pedagogy:Stereotyping as Oppression

Yulita, Leticia (2013) Critical Pedagogy:Stereotyping as Oppression. In: Critical Cultural Awareness. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 204-220. ISBN 978-1443845229

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Abstract

This chapter argues that stereotyping is a form of oppression that can be addressed in the foreign language classroom through Critical Pedagogy. Oppression can be defined as any form of social injustice, whereby people are inhibited to exercise their capacities and to express their needs, thoughts and feelings, with marginalisation, powerlessness, discrimination and othering being perhaps some of the most dangerous facets of oppression. The aim of this chapter is threefold. Firstly, theoretical constructs pertaining to stereotyping are defined with a view to developing a grammar of interculture to be applied in language teaching. Secondly, the focus shifts to reviewing the literature of empirical work on reducing stereotypes in the field of social psychology; and finally the chapter ends with a discussion of critical pedagogy as an approach to manage stereotypes in language and intercultural education.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical cultural awareness,stereotyping,critical pedagogy,intercultural communication,language learning and teaching
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 02:59
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 23:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53888
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