ERIC Number: EJ876631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Seeing One Another as "Other"
Gomez, Mary Louise; White, Edie
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n4 p1015-1022 May 2010
In this paper, the authors discuss two complementary life history research projects investigating prospective teachers' identities in relation to their race and social class. Drawing on the experiences of one student from each study, they show how both whites and students of color primarily thought about one another as "others"--people who fundamentally differed from one another and whom they understood through preconceived ideas about a group. The authors draw on a Bakhtinian notion of how a "surplus of sight" enables one to develop understandings of an "other" and also of oneself.
Descriptors: Social Class, Biographies, Self Concept, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Consciousness Raising, Ethnicity, Racial Identification, Ethnocentrism, Stereotypes, Whites, Minority Groups
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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