ERIC Number: EJ1240572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Faith and Pedagogy: Intersections of Asian American Teachers' Identities and Practice
Chow, Candace J.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v15 n1 Mar 2020
This article explores the role that teachers' religious identities play in the classroom, particularly as they relate to understandings of race and equity. Employing an intersectional framework, I use interview data to examine how two Asian American teachers, who emphasize how important their Christian identities are to their lives and to their classroom practice, enact identity and pedagogy. Findings suggest that Christian teachers see teaching as an act of Christian service, that both faith and racial identities play roles in shaping culturally relevant pedagogy, and that teachers' faith identities are integral to how they view themselves as individuals and as teachers.
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Religious Factors, Christianity, Equal Education, Self Concept, Racial Identification, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Identity, Role Models, Teacher Student Relationship, Role Perception, Change Agents, High School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago); California (San Jose)