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ERIC Number: EJ911477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Biopower, Disciplinary Power, and the Production of the "Good Latino/a Teacher"
Phillips, Donna Kalmbach; Nava, Robert Ch.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v32 n1 p71-83 Feb 2011
This inquiry explores who is the "good teacher of color". Through Michel Foucault's notion of biopower and disciplinary power, the analysis attempts to problematize the subject-position of "teacher of color" by exploring how a Latino intern and a Latina intern negotiated their subjectivity in a large diverse school district. Participants' construction of subjectivity was found to be located within the nexus of the school district, the university, and the Latino counter-discourse through which biopower and disciplinary power operated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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