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ERIC Number: EJ1170800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2005-615X
Reflections on Structural Inequality, Struggle and the Meanings of Citizenship: A "zainichi" Korean Teacher Narrative
Osler, Audrey
Multicultural Education Review, v10 n1 p52-70 2018
Teachers across the globe engage in day-to-day struggles for justice, often with support from unions and community-led groups. Teacher narrativesĀ reveal opportunities for building an inclusive theory and practice of education for social justice. I profile one teacher, a third generation "zainichi" Korean permanent resident in Japan, employed to teach ethnic studies. Her account highlights teachers' political and moral responsibilities, and ways in which professional and political commitments may coincide. Her work is contextualised within historical and ongoing struggles for equality in Japan. Despite structural inequalities , she empowers students to claim their rights. Through the curriculum, she challenges asymmetrical power relations and hate speech, presenting a complex narrative of twentieth century Japanese history. She presents a cosmopolitan vision, to meet the challenges of global citizenship. I argue teachers need to recognise both ethical and political dimensions of their role, to provide a solid foundation in empowering youth to work for justice and human rights. .
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; South Korea
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
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