By Felecia M. Briscoe, Gilberto Arriaza, Rosemary C. Henze
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For example, when one participant said, “Students aren’t aware of the graduation requirements,” Mr. ” These questions help move the group more in the direction of joint actions because questions inevitably position the listener as a potential respondent. Instead of only hearing a concern, the teachers begin to try to answer the question; they are already beginning to think about how to solve the problem. The other point about these questions is that Mr. Norte almost always uses we. If he used a different pronoun or noun in place of we, the effect would be completely different.
But an important element of critique is that we say what is wrong and offer suggestions for improvement. Being critical is not only being negative; a critical friend also gives you positive feedback and suggests what you might do to improve. Language becomes transformative when it offers alternatives to the status quo and incorporates them into ways of thinking and discourse, thereby carving out new or different categories, relationships, and ways of representing the world, and opening up the possibility of transformative practices.
Lakoff, G. (2004). Don’t think of an elephant, p. xv. 9. Santa Ana, O. (2002). Brown tide rising, p. 298. 10. Varenne (1978) cited in Johnstone, B. (2008), Discourse analysis, p. 136. 11. A pseudonym. 12. , and Walker, E. (1999). Leading for diversity, pp. 94–95. 13. For additional reading on critical pedagogy, see Friere (1970a, 1993), Guilherme (2002), and Wink (1997). 14. Santa Ana, O. (2002). Brown tide rising, p. 319. 15. In other words, by assuming that there is a certain level or standard which all students should achieve, this definition of equity does not question the inherent “rightness” or value of this standard.
The Power of Talk: How Words Change Our Lives by Felecia M. Briscoe, Gilberto Arriaza, Rosemary C. Henze