Critical pedagogies in bilingual education

Dan Heiman

Daniel Heiman

Dan Heiman is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education in the Department of Teacher Education & Administration and a faculty affiliate in the Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies Program. A former bilingual teacher in El Paso, Texas, and teacher educator at the University of Veracruz, México, his critical ethnographic research examines critical pedagogies, social justice, and acompañamiento in Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) and bilingual teacher preparation contexts. He teaches and publishes in both English and Spanish and his work has appeared in Anthropology & Education Quarterly, The Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, Language Policy, and La Revista Bilingüe. His current work is an interdisciplinary collaboration spanning two universities and one school district’s bilingual department that partners university students in bilingual education, anthropology, and social work with K-8 bilingual students and families through mentoring, homework assistance, and acompañamiento in virtual spaces in response to the current realities of pandemic schooling.