This introductory chapter sets the scene for the remainder of the book. It provides an overview of the book’s purpose and the context of my research with bilingual preservice teachers in Hawaii, USA. It explains where and how I developed the view of critical literacy pedagogy. I also introduce readers to participatory action research and its implications for applied linguistics, second language pedagogy, and teacher education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and TeachingThe University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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