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    Teaching That Breaks Your Heart

    Reflections on the Soul Wounds of a First-Year Latina Teacher

    Juan F. Carrillo
    In this powerful essay, Juan F. Carrillo, a teacher educator in Austin, Texas, reflects on an encounter with a first-year Latina teacher, Christina, who has decided to leave the profession. Despite successfully learning and applying critical pedagogy, Christina finds herself isolated and frustrated, stuck between a societal push for standardized success and her own desire to nurture transformation among her students. In listening to Christina’s experiences, Carrillo grapples with his own responsibilities as a teacher educator.

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    Juan F. Carrillo is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education. He is finalizing his studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, where he specializes in cultural studies in education. His work draws from his experiences growing up in the south Los Angeles barrios of Compton and Lynwood, California. Additionally, much of his research is informed by his teaching and administrative experience at urban low-income schools and his work with pre-service teachers at UT Austin and the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. In 2008 Carrillo was awarded a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for his study on Mexican-origin scholarship boys. His work has appeared in the Journal of Latinos and Education, Trajectories: The Social and Educational Mobility of Education Scholars from Poor and Working Class Backgrounds, and the Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice.

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    Spring 2010 Issue

    Abstracts

    Symposium
    Black Women on Education: Complicating Identity and Negotiating Kinship
    Passin’ for Black
    Race, Identity, and Bone Memory in Postracial America
    Signithia Fordham
    From Candy Girls to Cyber Sista-Cipher
    Narrating Black Females’ Color-Consciousness and Counterstories in and out of School
    Carmen Kynard
    Postrace
    Every Good-bye Ain’t Gone
    Iris Carter Ford
    Branching Out and Coming Back Together
    Exploring the Undergraduate Experiences of Young Black Women: A Conversation with Victoria James, Imani Marrero, and Darleen Underwood
    Chantal Francois
    Teaching That Breaks Your Heart
    Reflections on the Soul Wounds of a First-Year Latina Teacher
    Juan F. Carrillo
    Toward a Sexual Ethics Curriculum
    Bringing Philosophy and Society to Bear on Individual Development
    Sharon Lamb
    Unfair Treatment?
    The Case of Freedle, the SAT, and the Standardization Approach to Differential Item Functioning
    Maria Veronica Santelices and Mark Wilson

    Book Notes

    Straightlaced
    by Debra Chasnoff (director, producer) and Sue Chen (producer)

    How It’s Being Done
    by Karin Chenoweth

    Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited
    by Joseph Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, and Mayumi Karasawa