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Robles’ Dilemma

Authored by: Armando Torres

Handbook of Social Justice in Education

Print publication date:  December  2008
Online publication date:  June  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805859270
eBook ISBN: 9780203887745
Adobe ISBN: 9781135596149

10.4324/9780203887745.ch49

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Abstract

My career did not begin the first day I stepped into the classroom. It began in an English class, or maybe the day of my graduation from high school, when my English teacher asked me a most sincere question: “They (the school) are going to let you speak in front of the whole graduation class?” Or maybe my career began when my Teacher Cadet teacher made it clear to me that according to the way I get along with people, I could make a good teacher. Perhaps my real passion for teaching became clear when I realized for myself the effect, both negative and positive that teachers can have on their students (a lot of my memories are negative, along with moments when I really wanted to learn and my teachers did not fulfill their responsibility in terms of the academic learning that should have taken place).

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