Title

In Search of Subjectivity: A Reflection of a Teacher Educator in a Cross-Cultural Context

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Source

Educational Philosophy and Theory

Volume

46

Issue

13

Inclusive pages

1427-1434

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This paper explores the concept of subjectivity from the perspective of a nonnative-English-speaking teacher educator at a Midwestern university in the United States of America. It begins with a literature review on the role subjectivity plays in education. It argues that acknowledging the existence of subjectivity allows us to investigate its enabling and disabling potential in relation to our practice. Building on George Herbert Mead’s work, various forms of the teacher educator’s subjectivity are revealed and examined with regard to his teaching and research. This paper is hoped to serve as a prompt for more conversations on subjectivity as well as a point of entry into a better understanding of the teacher educators working in a cross-cultural context.

Keywords

subjectivity, nonnative-English-speaking teacher educator, cross-cultural education, literacy education

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Language and Literacy Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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