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ERIC Number: EJ1029394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Multicultural Education as an Emotional Situation: Practice Encountering the Unexpected in Teacher Education
Shim, Jenna Min
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v46 n1 p116-137 2014
Juxtaposing the concepts of screen memory, counter-transference and the holding environment within psychoanalytic theory, this essay explores the author's emotional experience, who begins the exploration by asking several questions. What happens to a teacher's emotional world and her consciousness in the process of trying to shift students' consciousness in multicultural education? What is the psychical consequence for teachers of colour who must listen to racist discourse as a precondition to convincing those to do otherwise? How does a teacher's emotional world influence student learning and development of critical consciousness? In "working through" her emotional response aroused by the students' questions in her multicultural education classes, the author discusses the importance of a conversation between psychoanalysis and critical multicultural pedagogies and why the conversation matters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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