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Social Reproduction and Teacher Accountability: A Legal Case Study

  • Author(s): Gutierrez, Alberto
  • Advisor(s): Kellner, Doug
  • et al.
Abstract

Social Reproduction and Teacher Accountability: A Legal Case Study explores the relationship of social reproduction and the multifaceted dimensions of accountability in public schools, to include teachers, parents, students, administrators, school districts, policy officials, and the private sector. The relationship of social reproduction and education accountability is explored through the use of legal documents presented in an autoethnography. The autoethnography takes the form of a creative court scene narrative. The primary documents, narratives, reflections and critical analysis make a case for the use of critical pedagogy in public schools in the form of an autoethnography. An autoethnography was necessary to capture a more comprehensive insight of social mechanisms within an urban high school whose student population is composed of ninety-nine percent Latino students.

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