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ERIC Number: EJ787074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
Contesting Racialization: Asian Immigrant Teachers' Critiques and Claims of Teacher Authenticity
Subedi, Binaya
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v11 n1 p57-70 Mar 2008
Research on how racialization operates in immigrant context, particularly in relation to immigrant teachers, is marginalized as an area of inquiry in US educational research. This paper examines how immigrant teachers negotiated ideological and resistant notions of teacher authenticity in US school settings. In particular, the author examines how female South Asian teachers contested dominant interpretations on what counted as teacher legitimacy and authority. Along with racial, ethnic and gender identities, the paper argues for the need to recognize how religious, linguistic identities and one's academic disciplinary affiliation shape how one is constructed as an authentic or less-authentic teacher. The author argues for the need to critique the narrow ways in which identities are conceptualized in schools and advocates for the need to consider heterogeneous and contradictory notions of cultural identity. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A