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ERIC Number: EJ1128296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Multiple Pathways to Whiteness: White Teachers' Unsteady Racial Identities
Miller, Erin T.
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v37 n1 p17-33 2017
Teacher education programs in the US, recognizing the mismatch that exists in preschool provision between mostly white teachers and a very diverse intake of young children, have begun to explore ways of raising racial awareness among pre-service teachers, with the aim of improving non-white children's classroom experiences and outcomes. This paper analyzes 60 critical memoirs written by students about their own awareness of their identity to demonstrate the intersectionality of teacher identity, and in particular the impact of social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and religion on the processes whereby white students acquire a successful white teacher identity. In doing so, it highlights the ways white pre-service teachers who hope to work with young children imagine or realize their whiteness as it intersects with other aspects of their identities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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