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Mendoza, Elizabeth

Works: 7 works in 11 publications in 2 languages and 276 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Actor, Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Mendoza
Yo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of Best Film at the Morelia International Film Festival, "Yo" is based on a short story by Nobel laureate J.M.G. Le Clezio. "My name is Yo, I'm 15 years old, or that's what they tell me," explains the protagonist (Raul Silva) early on. A strong young man with limited mental skills, he says he is fifteen years old, although he seems to be older. He lives and works in his mother's restaurant by a busy freeway. Yo loves his mother but hates her lover. One day he meets Elena, an eleven year old girl, who will change his life forever
Power, equity, and (re)design : bridging learning and critical theories in learning ecologies for youth( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together design thinking, critical social theory, and learning sciences to describe promising learning innovations that foster rights, dignity, and social justice for youth. Each of the chapters provides a case study of a project and discusses underlying theories and behind-the-scenes accounts of implementation and lessons learned. The group of contributors represent emerging scholars who are leading voices working at the intersections of theory and practice for educational equity. Chapters in this volume take up themes of power and equity in the design and redesign of learning opportunities for young people. The chapters show variation in the kinds of learning--from complex ecologies spanning multiple institutions and age groups to specific classroom or after-school spaces. Chapters also vary in the focal ages of participants. Although most discuss experiences of young people between the ages of 12-25, some also explore the learning of elementary age youth. All of the chapters make the authors--who were researchers, designers, teachers, and facilitators--part of the narrative and process of learning. We are especially thankful that the authors of these chapters invite the reader into their thinking process and the tensions and contradictions that emerged as they sought to catalyze transformative learning spaces"--
ABC 1-2-3 : fingerspelling and numbers in ASL by Elizabeth Mendoza( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABC 1-2-3 : fingerspelling and numbers in ASL by Elizabeth Mendoza( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disrupting common sense through transformative education: Understanding purposeful organization and movement toward mediated praxis by Elizabeth Mendoza( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation was motivated by a longstanding interest to understand how to design and sustain robust learning ecologies for youth from nondominant communities. Toward this end, this study examined El Pueblo Magico, a social design experiment, designed to re-organize traditional forms of learning for novice undergraduate teachers and elementary school children. Grounded in cultural historical theories of learning, social design experiments (Gutierrez & Vossoughi, 2010) attempt to re-mediate functional systems by saturating environments with new tools and practices oriented toward transformative ends. Designed to foster mediated praxis, participants engage in a tool-saturated ecology organized around practices that promote reflection, theory-building, and a new pedagogical imagination. The present study examined the processes of mediated praxis of undergraduate teachers whose learning spanned two environments, an undergraduate course and an innovative STEM-oriented after-school program. Specifically, this study sought to understand: 1) shifts in novice teachers' common sense notions around teaching, learning, and culture, 2) how the learning ecology was organized to foster shifts in their common sense understandings. By documenting initial undergraduate perceptions of teaching, learning, and culture, students' commonly held assumptions were recorded. An important finding was that narrow notions of teaching and learning and static notions of culture have the potential to foster banking models of education (Freire, 1970), deficit thinking (Valencia, 2011), and the "othering" of students of color (Deloria, 1998). Through the appropriation of new theoretical tools, reflective-mediated practice, and sense-making of those new understandings in joint activity with children, undergraduates examined their previously held assumptions and engaged in new learning activity. This study also identified three tenets central to mediated praxis and design: 1) The cultivation of a "mirror" to create a space to refract and work through inner contradictions and foster a pedagogical imagination (Gutierrez & Vossoughi, 2010); 2) The organization of a simultaneity and layering of learning which positioned all participants as learners in ways that challenged the binary roles of teacher and student (Rogoff, 2003); and 3) The development of boundary artifacts that stitched together theory and practice across environments (Gutierrez, 2008). This study has implications for teacher education, design based research, and higher education
The "Mexicanization" of the Yakima Valley, 1940-2007 by Elizabeth Mendoza( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABC 1-2-3 : Fingerspelling and numbers in ASL by Elizabeth Mendoza( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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