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ERIC Number: EJ1062198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Transference, Counter-Transference, and Reflexivity in Intercultural Education
Shim, Jenna Min
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n7 p675-687 2015
The article addresses the contributions psychoanalytic theory, particularly its concepts of "transference and counter-transference," can make to our understanding of reflexivity in intercultural education (IE). After the introduction, the article is organized into three parts. The first part is a psychoanalytic discussion that focuses on the concepts of transference and "counter-transference." The second part elaborates on the concepts of transference and "counter-transference" by presenting examples through existing studies in the fields of multicultural and IE and psychoanalysis to illuminate what it would mean to psychoanalytically understand aspects of intercultural relations and reflexivity. In the third section, while contending that this article does not exclude other forms of reflexivity or delimit the danger of uncritically accepting the potentials for reflexivity, it offers the implications drawn from the discussions in the first and second sections by concluding that psychoanalysis is an area of inquiry that forces us to question how unconscious forces affect our interaction with students, the curriculum, and the meaning we give to teaching and learning experiences. The article concludes that reflexivity in IE can benefit from considering the effects of "transference" and "counter-transference."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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