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ERIC Number: EJ938505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Microaggressions in Graduate Students' Lives: How They Are Encountered and Their Consequences
Gomez, Mary Louise; Khurshid, Ayesha; Freitag, Mel B.; Lachuk, Amy Johnson
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n8 p1189-1199 Nov 2011
This article explores the experiences of teaching assistants from nonmainstream backgrounds in a predominantly white institution (PWI) of U.S. education. We focus on how such teaching assistants experience and respond to "microaggressions" or subtle challenges to their teaching based on race and ethnicity. We also explore the consequences of microaggressions for teaching assistants' future career plans. Analyses of life history interviews show how processes of microaggressions permeated teaching assistants' relationships with white prospective and cooperating teachers. The authors suggest ways to interrupt these in teacher education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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