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Beyond "little miss international": exploring the imaginaries of mobile educators

Arber, Ruth and Pitt, Penelope 2017, Beyond "little miss international": exploring the imaginaries of mobile educators. In Reid, Carol and Major, Jae (ed), Global teaching : Southern perspectives on teachers working with diversity, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, N.Y., pp.189-207, doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-52526-0.

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Title Beyond "little miss international": exploring the imaginaries of mobile educators
Author(s) Arber, Ruth
Pitt, Penelope
Title of book Global teaching : Southern perspectives on teachers working with diversity
Editor(s) Reid, Carol
Major, Jae
Publication date 2017
Series Global Teaching
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 11
Start page 189
End page 207
Total pages 19
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Summary The phenomenon of teachers from the “global North” working outside their countries of origin is on the rise, yet scarce research has considered how educators negotiate their professional lives and identities as they move between contexts. In this chapter, Arber and Pitt draw from larger research to explore the case studies of two experienced Australian female educators working in Gulf states. Each educator narrated a “critical incident” involving a member of their school or work community as a way to explain how their understanding of best professional practice was challenged in their new work context. The concept of social imaginaries and their performance within shaping frames of identity, difference, temporality and spatiality, is used to consider the implications for preparing teacher educators for work in diverse contexts.
ISBN 9781137532145
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-52526-0
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091020

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Education
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