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ERIC Number: EJ975143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0362-6784
Exploring How Teachers' Emotions Interact with Intercultural Texts: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Shim, Jenna Min
Curriculum Inquiry, v42 n4 p472-496 Sep 2012
A major goal of this study was to inquire into and gain an understanding of teachers' emotional responses to cultural differences by investigating how teachers handle stories with intercultural themes. The broader goal was to inquire into teachers' emotional lives that though not necessarily visible to them, nonetheless affect what they perceive as necessary factors in productive intercultural relations and multicultural education. Given such goals, the study is grounded in psychoanalytic theory (Lacan, 1949/2004). The study also employs postcolonial theory (Bhabha, 1999, 2005; Said, 1994) which attends to the dynamics of the intercultural relations and discourse of difference to complement psychoanalytic theory in the data analysis. The conclusion suggests future directions for the psychoanalysis of education of teachers in increasingly diverse societies and schools. In the final section, the author takes into account the nature of the countertransference to question the emotional life of the researcher and how in the data analysis she, too, is affected by her own emotions. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; China; South Korea; United States