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ERIC Number: EJ747525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Cinders in Snow? Indigenous Teacher Identities in Formation
Reid, Jo-Anne; Santoro, Ninetta
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v34 n2 143-160 Jul 2006
The identity work engaged in by Indigenous teachers in school settings is highlighted in a study of Australian Indigenous teachers. The construction of identity in home and community relationships intersects with and can counteract the take up of a preferred identity in the workplace. In this paper we analyse data from interviews with Indigenous teachers, exploring the interplay between culture and identity. We foreground the binary nature of racial assignment in schools, demonstrate how this offers contradictory constructions of identity for Indigenous teachers, and note the effects of history, culture and location in the process of forming a teaching "self".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia