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ERIC Number: EJ1072003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1183-1189
My Position Comes with Privilege: I'm Going to Learn How to Use It
Richardson, Scott
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v24 n1 p26-38 Fall 2014
This composite nonfiction narrativizes the experiences of Daniel Meyers, an assistant professor of education. Specifically, it details his transition from a graduate program to working as a full-time tenure track faculty member at a public state university. Methodologically, this research relies on parallax as an important tool to understanding Meyers's personal, intellectual, and political struggle in adjusting from a research institution to "performing" at a teaching institution. Teaching institutions, to Meyers, are significantly more customer service driven (read: making students happy) which can be problematic when faculty members have significant and different cultural understandings and interpretations than their students and the university as a whole. Meyers struggles to make adjustments, but ultimately realizes his duties as a teacher and that his contributions--though perceived alternative and conflicting with primary cultural and political narratives--provides him with an extraordinary and privileged opportunity to do important work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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