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ERIC Number: EJ952947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Opening Our Eyes, Changing Our Practices: Learning through the Transnational Lifeworlds of Teachers
Knight, Michelle G.; Oesterreich, Heather A.
Intercultural Education, v22 n3 p203-215 2011
This article examines the inclusion of a culturally relevant curricular practice of social identity papers within teacher education in the USA that incorporates the transnational lifeworlds of teachers. Using tenets of feminist interdisciplinary frameworks, we highlight how this curricular practice allows teachers and teacher candidates in urban and rural contexts to examine transnational lifeworlds and their influence on culturally relevant practices in relation to notions of oppression and privilege. We focus on linguistic border crossings and both/and perspectives of teacher's social identities. More research is needed to better understand the construction of teacher's social identities within and across transnational lifeworlds and the ways it impacts their practices and student's academic and social achievement. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States