Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background
Schedule




School of Education

Division of Educational Foundations and Interdivisional Studies

Carlos Tejeda
Assistant Professor


Office: King Hall A2043
Phone: (323) 343-6182
FAX: (323) 343-5336

ctejeda3@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

Professor Tejeda is the son of Mexican immigrants who came to the U.S. in the later 1950s. He was born and has lived his entire life in the Maravilla Barrios neighboring the CSLA campus. He served as a bilingual teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District between 1990 and 1994, when he left the teaching profession to begin a Ph.D. program at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Before joining the CSLA Faculty as an Assistant Professor, he has been teaching at the Charter School of Education and conducting classroom-based for a major research project at UCLA.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Professor Tejeda's teaching interests include Critical Pedagogy, sociocultural theories of learning, history of education, and sociology of education. His major goal as an instructor is to provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of schooling and its relation to the larger social fabric-- which he sees as a necessary prerequisite for the creation of educational experiences that empower students, teachers, and their communities.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Professor Tejeda's research experience has included work on two major research projects at UCLA--the "Communities of Effective Practice Study" and the "UC-Links/Las Redes Study." These studies have provided him with the opportunity to conduct qualitative research. He has also investigated the differing geographies of educational opportunities and outcomes in Los Angeles. His most recent research has been examining the the social construction of spatiality in an urban classroom.

Representative Professional Activities

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Date

Publications/Presentations

(in press) Tejeda, C. Preface. In McLaren, P. Red seminars: Radical Excursions into educational theory, cultural politics, and pedagogy. Hampton Press: New Jersey
(in press) Tejeda, C. Critical Multiculturalism through Decolonizing Pedagogy in the Classroom: Reading the Word and the World of American Schooling with Teacher Candidates. Multicultural Education.
(in press) Tejeda, C., Gutierrez, K., Asato, J., & Espinoza, M. Fighting the Backlash: Decolonizing Perspectives and Pedagogies in Neocolonial Times.
(2003) Tejeda, C., Espinoza, M., & Gutierrez, K. Toward a decolonizing pedagogy: Social justice reconsidered. In Peter P. Trifonas, (Ed.). (In Prep.). Pedagogies of Difference: Rethinking Education for Social Justice. Routledge Press: New York.
(2000) Tejeda, C., Martinez, C., & Leonardo, Z. (Eds.) Charting new terrains of Chicana(o) / Latina(o) education. Hampton Press: New Jersey.
(2003) Gutierrez, K., Lopez, P.B., & Tejeda, C. Rethinking diversity: Hybridity and hybrid language practices in the third space. In S. Goodman, T. Lillis, Janet Maybin, & N. Mercer, (Eds.), Language, literacy and education: A reader (pp 171-187). Sterling, VA: Trentham Books.
(2000) Tejeda, C. Toward a spatialized understanding of the Chicana(o)/Latina(o) educational experience: Theorizations of space and the mapping of educational outcomes in Los Angeles. In Carlos Tejeda, Corrine Martinez, and Zues Leonardo (Eds.). (2000). Charting new terrains of Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Education. Hampton Press: New Jersey.
(2000) Tejeda, C. & Leonardo, Z. Preface. In Carlos Tejeda, Corrine Martinez, and Zues Leonardo (Eds.). Charting new terrains of Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Education. Hampton Press: New Jersey.
(2000) Gutierrez, K., Lopez, P.B., & Tejeda, C. Rethinking diversity: Hybridity and hybrid language practices in the third space. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal.
(1996) Tejeda, C., Munoz, J., Leonardo, Z., Yosso, Pinkney, J., Ochoa, J. and McLaren, P. La luch continua en Gringolandia. International Journal of Educational Reform, 5(3), 334-344.
(2003) “Responding to Backlash Politics and Pedagogies: Toward a Synthesis of Spatial Theory and Cultural Historical Activity Theory for Decolonizing Pedagogical Praxis in the Classroom” Panel Presentation National Council of Teachers of English 93rd Annual Meeting Atlanta Georgia, November 2003
(2003) “Pedagogy of the Oppressed in 2002 America: The UCLA Migrant Student Leadership Institute” Roundtable Presentation American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2003 Chicago, Illinois, April 2003.
(2003) “Backlash Politics and Decolonizing Pedagogies” Symposium Participant American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2003 Chicago, Illinois, April 2003.
(2002) “New Perspectives and Methodologies for Studying Teaching and Learning in the Classroom” Panel Chair/Discussant National Council of Teachers of English 92 Annual Meeting Atlanta Georgia, November 22, 2002
(2002) “Toward a Decolonizing Pedagogy in the Classroom” Panel Presenter National Council of Teachers of English 92 Annual Meeting Atlanta Georgia, November 24, 2002
(2002) “Ethnographic Research in a Postcolonial Context: Toward a Decolonizing Ethnography” Symposium Participant American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2002 New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1, 2002
(2002) “Reconceptualizing the Role of Dialogue in Transformative Learning” Symposium Participant American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2002 New Orleans, Louisiana, April 3, 2002
(2002) "The Migrant Program, a Mosaic of Culture and Tradition in Education" Invited Speaker Statewide Migrant Education Conference Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, California, March 17, 2002.
(2001) “Postcolonialism and Ethnography” Workshop at the 2nd Annual CSU/UC Ethnography in Education Conference California State University, Los Angeles – May 19, 2001
(2001) “Designing Curriculum and Educational Contexts for Migrant Students: Meeting the Needs of College-Bound Migrant Students” Keynote Address at the Statewide Migrant Parent Advisory Council Meeting, Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, December 15, 2001.
(2000) “Ethnographic Research in the Classroom: A Sociocultural Perspective” Workshop at the “Ethnography in Education Conference” California State University, Los Angeles, April 15, 2000
(1999) “Hybridity as a Tool for Understanding Literacy Learning: Building on a Syncretic Approach” Coauthored paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 1999.
(1998) “Sociocultural Theory and Teacher Practice: How Spatial Arrangements Impact Learning” Presentation at the “Sociocultural Views of Literacy: Creating Communities of Learners” Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, February 1998.
(1997) “Educación Intercultural Bilingüe y las Comunidades de Aprendizaje” Keynote Speaker at “Educación Bilingüe Intercultural a la Luz de Los Acuerdos de Paz” Ministerio de Educación en Guatemala, C.A. Antigua, Guatemala, August 1997
(1997) “Toward an Understanding of Space and the Spatiality of Chicana\Chicano Lives” Presentation at the 1997 National Association for Chicana Chicano Studies Annual Conference, Sacramento California, April 1997.
(1996) “Educación, Diversidad Cultural y Multiculturalismo” Presentation, with Dr. Peter McLaren, at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México - Aragon, Mexico City, December 1996
(1996) “Critical Pedagogy and Educational Contexts in the United States” Series of presentations with Dr. Peter McLaren at the Escuela Normal Superior de Nayarit, Tepic, Nayarit - México, June 1996
(1996) “Creando Comunidades de Aprendizaje en Escuelas Urbanas” Paper presentation with Dr. Kris Gutierrez at the Jornadas Pedagogicas Internacionales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Chihauhua, March 1996
(1996) “La Obra de Paulo Freire y la Pedadogía Crítica a Fin de Siglo” Paper presentation with Dr. Peter McLaren at the Jornadas Pedagogicas Internacionales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Chihauhua, March 1996
(1995) “The Destruction of an Ideal and the Construction of a Subjugated Knowledge: Proposition 187 and the Pedagogical Undertones of Latino Voices in Los Angeles” Panel Presentation for The National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, San Diego, California, November 1995
(1994) “Mexicano / Latino Educators and the ‘Multicultural’ Curriculum: Toward a Redefinition of the Cultural in Multicultural” Paper presented at the Association of Mexican American Educators Annual Conference, Burbank, California, November 1994.
(1993) “Teaching in Post-Rebellion Los Angeles: Critical Perspectives on the Rebellion and Classrooms as Sites of Social Transformation” Panel Presentation at the American Educational Studies Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, November 1993.
(1993) "Hegemony, Textbooks, and Chicanos: Toward a Framework for the Textual Analysis of the Ideological Meanings Disseminated Through School Texts" Panel Presentation at the National Association for Chicano Studies Annual Conference, San Jose, California, March 1993.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Education 2000
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

M.A. Education June 1994
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Latin American Studies June 1987
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA


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