Socio-Politically Relevant Pedagogy for Immigrant and Refugee Youth
In this article, the authors discuss how one public high school became a site for socio-politically relevant pedagogy for immigrant and refugee youth, building on the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy that has been discussed in educational scholarship. By exploring newcomer youth's understandings of their experiences, self-conceptions, and positioning in the global economy, the authors draw on a three-year qualitative case study utilizing ethnographic methods to highlight the key tenets of a socio-politically relevant pedagogy for youth who lead transnational lives.The key tenets proposed include:
- the cultivation of critical consciousness around global inequalities and transnational migration;
- the creation of formal and informal avenues for reciprocal learning between families/communities and schools; and
- support and care for the material conditions of students' and families' lives.