Cinders in snow? Indigenous teacher identities in formation

Reid, Jo-Anne and Santoro, Ninetta 2006, Cinders in snow? Indigenous teacher identities in formation, Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 143-160, doi: 10.1080/13598660600720553.

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Title Cinders in snow? Indigenous teacher identities in formation
Author(s) Reid, Jo-Anne
Santoro, Ninetta
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education
Volume number 34
Issue number 2
Start page 143
End page 160
Publisher Carfax Pub. Co.
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2006-07
ISSN 1359-866X
Summary The identity work engaged in by Indigenous teachers1 in school settings is highlighted in a study of Australian Indigenous teachers. The construction of identity in home and community relationships intersects with and can counteract the take up of a preferred identity in the workplace. In this paper we analyse data from interviews with Indigenous teachers, exploring the interplay between culture and identity. We foreground the binary nature of racial assignment in schools, demonstrate how this offers contradictory constructions of identity for Indigenous teachers, and note the effects of history, culture and location in the process of forming a teaching 'self'.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13598660600720553
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Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Australian Teacher Education Association
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