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ERIC Number: EJ780832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
The Diaspora Sensibility in Teacher Identity: Locating Self through Story
Kooy, Mary; de Freitas, Elizabeth
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n3 p865-880 2007
The concept of diaspora describes the dispersal of persons from their traditional homeland, across national and cultural borders. We explore diasporic (dis)location as it disrupts and recreates teacher identity. The nomadic movement across borders in professional development is best understood through narrative; hence we examine the self-constructed narratives of three participants in a graduate class representing diverse cultural backgrounds who traced their complex and shifting teacher stories as a construct to understand the complex shifts in their identities. In a rapidly changing global migration, these narratives provide insight into the navigations and negotiations of diasporic journeys and shifting, evolving perceptions of teacher identities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada