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ERIC Number: EJ868466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Finding Spirituality through Confrontation and Celebration of Asianness in the Classroom
Hao, Richie Neil
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n120 p47-54 Win 2009
One September morning, the author woke as a teacher--an international teaching assistant (ITA), to be exact--at a California State University (Cal State). As a twenty-five-year-old teaching assistant, he had the opportunity to teach hybrid public speaking classes that were designed for the American Culture and Language Program (ACLP), which turned out to be a spiritual awakening. In this chapter, the author explains how teaching and interacting with ACLP students allowed him to reconnect with his own Asian roots and gave him an opportunity to find his spirituality by confronting and celebrating Asianness in the hybrid public speaking classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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