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ERIC Number: EJ840844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8204
Biographical Orientations to Secondary English Teaching within a Mosaic Context of Diversity
Skerrett, Allison
English Education, v41 n3 p281-303 Apr 2009
This article explores how the contexts of secondary English teaching in Ontario, Canada, interacted with one teacher's identity to produce teaching perspectives and practices that were monocultural in nature and limited in their multicultural and antiracist emphases. In doing so, the article contributes to educational research that explores the range of factors that influence English teachers' educational practices. The article considers how school-based professional development might support educators in effectively teaching diverse student populations. As such, it adds to the literature concerning how teachers may respond to student diversity despite the pressures of educational standardization. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada